Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Chicago Man Gets Stuck In Elevator Twice In One Day

Firefighters rescued a man from a trapped elevator early Monday morning — only to see him get stuck in a second elevator just moments later, CBS Chicago reports. Around 9:15 … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Earliest Human Paintings Ever: Not made by our Homo Sapiens

According to new dating tests, these are the first paintings ever made by humans. They are seals painted more than 42,000 years ago, located in the Cave of Nerja, in … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Twins Are 102-Year-Old Scottish Sisters Edith Ritchie and Evelyn Middleton

Edith Ritchie and Evelyn Middleton turned 102 on November 15, but they had to wait until this week for the real present. Guinness World Records has named the centenarian sisters, … Continue reading

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Purple Squirrel Found in Pennsylvania

02/07/2012, 09:19am According to Connie Emert, her husband released the purple squirrel back into the wild Tuesday night. A purple squirrel was found in Jersey Shore, Pa., on Sunday, by … Continue reading

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Chimp genius can complete computer memory test much faster than any human rival

A chimp genius can complete a computer memory test in less time than it takes the average person to blink – and much faster than any human rival. But do … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Cop chases himself on CCTV

AN undercover cop “chased” HIMSELF round streets for more than 20 minutes after a bungling CCTV operator mistook him for a suspect. The rookie policeman was staking out a burglary-hit … Continue reading

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The raven which inspired Edgar Allan Poe’s most haunting poem goes on display

Each line of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven still has the power to send a chill down the spine. Now Charles Dickens’ pet raven called Grip – the little known, … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · Leave a comment
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