Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Who wouldn’t pay a penny for a sports car?

The right strategy doesn’t guarantee advantage in auctions, real estate or stock market Who wouldn’t pay a penny for a sports car? That’s the mentality some popular online auctions take … Continue reading

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Giant squid eyes are sperm whale defence

The world’s biggest squid species have developed huge eyes to give early warning of approaching sperm whales. Colossal and giant squid both have eyes that can measure 27cm (11in) across … Continue reading

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Strange Exits: Chinese schoolgirls commit suicide in attempt to travel back in time

Two schoolgirls committed suicide in an attempt to travel through time, possibly inspired by popular TV shows, according to state-owned newspaper China Daily. The case brings the issue of time … Continue reading

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Why moon did not always look like it does now

Scientists have released two new videos, which takes viewers through the moon’s evolutionary history, and reveals how it came to appear the way it does today. Another video gives viewers … Continue reading

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Near-miss asteroid to return even closer next year

An amateur team spotted the unusual asteroid, named 2012 DA14, on February 22. Its small size and orbit meant that it was observed only after it had flown past Earth … Continue reading

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Berndnaut Smilde creates a raincloud in a room, as art

You might think it would be bad luck for a raincloud to follow you around, and avoid being in one’s vicinity. But not for Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, who actively … Continue reading

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Five Legged Frog Saved From Cooking Pot In China

A five-legged bull frog’s extra appendage has saved him from the cooking pot in China, after a chef spotted the amphibian’s weird protrusion. The oily black leg, which stuck out … Continue reading

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