Strange News Archive
01 July 2015, 03:18 PM ET
During a routine renovation of their living room, a family recently discovered a large 2,000-year-old ritual bath underneath the floorboards of their Jerusalem home, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced today (July 1).
26 June 2015, 02:33 PM ET
Ever wonder what might happen if a python ate a porcupine? Well, wonder no more. One of these giant snakes — which kill prey by suffocating it and then consuming it whole — recently dined on a porcupine and didn't live to brag about it.
26 June 2015, 02:29 PM ET
Ever wonder what might happen if a python ate a porcupine?
23 June 2015, 03:37 PM ET
The Jersey Shore is the place to be this summer (if you're a dead sea creature).
23 June 2015, 07:28 AM ET
The New Guinea flatworm, one of the worst invasive species on Earth, has appeared for the first time in the U.S. — in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The worm uses a mouth protruding from its belly to suck soft tissues from snails.
18 June 2015, 05:41 PM ET
A baby dolphin sounds cute, right? What about a baby dolphin torn apart by hungry sharks?
18 June 2015, 07:28 AM ET
Internet cat videos don't just result in major "LOLs," they also deliver significant health benefits, a new study suggests.
15 June 2015, 07:29 PM ET
A trip to the beach turned terrifying for two young people on Sunday (June 14) when each was attacked by a shark while wading in waist-deep water off the coast of Oak Island, North Carolina.
15 June 2015, 01:50 PM ET
An explicit portrait of a god of fertility shows signs of a disease that would have rendered him infertile.
12 June 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Physicists have chilled molecules of sodium potassium to just a smidgen above absolute zero — colder than the afterglow of the Big Bang.
09 June 2015, 07:13 PM ET
Our closest living relatives may have a drinking habit. Scientists spied intoxicated wild chimps soaking up palm wine with leaves and squeezing it into their mouths. It's the first time scientists have confirmed nonhuman primates habitually drink alcohol.
05 June 2015, 03:26 PM ET
A rare striped rabbit, seen only a handful of times, has peeked out of its tropical forest home, and a graduate student got the chance of a lifetime, holding and photographing the little guy.
05 June 2015, 07:37 AM ET
A stroll on the beach turned strange for two co-workers this week when they stumbled upon a giant (and newly deceased) deep-sea creature that had made its way ashore.
04 June 2015, 10:01 AM ET
One woman recently became the heroine of her own modern-day fairy tale after she was bitten by a dragon and lived to tell the tale.
03 June 2015, 02:20 PM ET
The so-called Charlie Charlie Challenge is based on shaky science, but there are some real and powerful forces behind this parlor game, according to one expert.
02 June 2015, 09:28 AM ET
A teenager in Italy recently beat some incredible odds when he survived for 42 minutes underwater, according to news reports.
01 June 2015, 12:09 PM ET
To the surprise of scientists, giant endangered fish with sawlike snouts in Florida are experiencing virgin births, reproducing without sex. This is the first solid evidence of such asexual reproduction in the wild for any animal with a backbone, scientis
29 May 2015, 09:05 AM ET
One woman's snack break turned sour this week when she reached into a bag of grapes and felt the bite of a venomous black widow spider. But black widows aren't as horrifying as you might think.
27 May 2015, 04:46 PM ET
How much would you spend on a few strands of a dead man's hair?
26 May 2015, 06:29 PM ET
A hoverboard rider recently soared into Guinness World Records after completing the furthest-ever flight on one of these futuristic, flying skateboards.
26 May 2015, 01:49 PM ET
The ancient Egyptians famously mummified the dead to preserve their loved ones in perpetuity, and now, scientists have mummified fresh tissue from a human corpse to gain insight into these ancient preservation techniques.
22 May 2015, 01:42 PM ET
For the first time, scientists have revealed how a remote Papua New Guinean clan mummifies the bodies of their people.
22 May 2015, 01:40 PM ET
For the first time, scientists have revealed how a remote Papua New Guinean clan mummifies the bodies of their people.
19 May 2015, 12:50 PM ET
Given the obstacles of modifying a chicken into a dinosaurlike creature, how close are scientists to creating a dino-chicken?
18 May 2015, 09:37 AM ET
If alien life does exist, scientists aren't sure what it would look like, but one cosmologists says such extraterrestrial creatures will be big — nearly 700 lbs. (314 kilograms), says a cosmologist who bases the estimate on statistics.
18 May 2015, 07:16 AM ET
A citizen-science project will examine the microbiome of cats' digestive systems, in both house pets and wild animals.
15 May 2015, 05:48 PM ET
Millions of tiny spiders recently fell from the sky in Australia, alarming residents whose properties were covered with the creepy critters and mounds of their silky threads.
12 May 2015, 01:44 PM ET
Madam, I'm Adam. A man, a plan, a canal: Panama. Palindromes are everywhere — including on the calendar.
09 May 2015, 09:49 AM ET
Motherhood is an impressive feat under any circumstances. But for some mothers, it's almost miraculous.
01 May 2015, 11:46 AM ET
The Nasca Lines, a series of strange etchings in the barren Peruvian desert, may have been viewed on ritual processionals to an ancient temple.
01 May 2015, 11:31 AM ET
The Nasca Lines, a series of strange etchings in the barren Peruvian desert, may have been viewed on ritual processionals to an ancient temple.
27 April 2015, 05:06 PM ET
The U.K. charity International Cat Care reached out to veterinary specialists after receiving surprising complaints from cat owners: Their feline companions were apparently having seizures in response to high-pitched sounds.
16 April 2015, 06:46 AM ET
Drones are becoming increasingly popular in everyday life, but the technology still has some kinks to work out. In the latest example, a drone crashed and burned while carrying a shipment of asparagus to a restaurant in the Netherlands, according to news
15 April 2015, 03:07 PM ET
A lucky group of ocean lovers got the surprise of a lifetime when a huge sperm whale swam into their live video broadcast.