A bunch of big strange stuff happened recently around the world and it’s only the 3rd of July. On the 1st of July, up near the top of the world, 14 sailors died in a fire on a top secret Russian “nuclear powered” submarine in the Barents Sea. On July 1, a fire onboard a secretive Russian nuclear submarine killed 14 sailors before it was extinguished. Via PopMech On July 2nd was a huge NATO anti-submarine exercise according to the Moscow Times. On Tuesday, NATO kicks off its annual anti-submarine exercise Dynamic Mongoose in the Norwegian Sea west of Andøya, … Continue reading July 2019: Weird So Far
Long ago and far away lived a unique large fast mechanical monster of which you may have never heard. The Caspian Sea Monster was a huge 311 mph hover jet built by the Soviet Union. In 1967 the USA, using a satellite, discovered what looked like an aircraft, but oddly, the wings were too short. It had a Soviet Navy logo on it as well. Officially called the Ekranoplan, it was a huge vehicle developed in the Cold War from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. Part plane and part hover boat, it could fly just above the sea surface, floating … Continue reading What was the Caspian Sea Monster?
A swarm of autonomous drones giving a light show in a building during a TED talk is mesmerizing and amazing to watch. It starts at around 8:18. Highly recommended. Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest … Continue reading (Video) Flying Machines of the Future
A rare bronze penny sold for $204K recently, below the $1 million+ experts expected. This rare coin is the result of an accident, one of only about 10 to 20 minted in 1943 with copper metal amid US copper shortages … Continue reading A Rare $204,000 Penny
While I’m on a California farm retreat from technology, I’m still scanning the airwaves a few times a week for the super weird stuff that you should know about. Here’s one I couldn’t pass up: bullets that sprout plants… after … Continue reading US Army Seeks Biodegradable Bullets to Sprout Plants
I’ve been trying to ignore world politics, but this post from March 1, 2018 on NPR is a bit too strange to pass up. Putin says Russia has nuclear powered missiles. The US has nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers, … Continue reading Putin: Russia Has Unstoppable Nuclear Powered Missiles
Strange but true, did you know there are web sites where you can see the overall status of the worldwide Internet? If you like the big picture, internettrafficreport.com could be useful for monitoring alien invasions, asteriod strikes, solar flare attacks … Continue reading Entire Internet: Real-Time Network Overview
It is nice to know there would be a warning in a missile attack, but what a doozy of false alarm, if it was that. Perhaps there really was a missile headed for Hawaii and we secretly shot it down? … Continue reading Ballistic Missile Emergency Alert To People In Hawaii, 1/13/2018, 8:08 AM
In this impressive video you can see that the aerodynamic properties of this jet are irrelevant in hover mode. The wings are not being used to create lift. From this, it is clear that one could have any shape for … Continue reading Amazing Dancing Jet, Is It Real? Not Exactly.