Skip to main content

Strange News of the Day

Each weekday, Life's Little Mysteries rounds up the most bizarre news from around the world.

Walk Like a Man: A gorilla in a U.K. zoo gets around on two legs, walking upright like a human. We've got video and an explanation.

Case Closed: Wildlife officials determine what killed all those blackbirds in Arkansas earlier this month.

Medieval Marijuana: Marijuana-launching trebuchet discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Choose Your Poison: Four Loko more dangerous than soda pot.

Flat Note: Aspiring teen art student cops to placing piano on Miami sand bar. "I don't like it be considered as a prank," he said. "It's more of a movement." Art students. Sigh.

Stealthy as a Squid: Researchers think light-bending squid could inspire new stealth technologies for soldiers.

This article was provided by Life's Little Mysteries, a sister site to LiveScience.

Bjorn Carey is the science information officer at Stanford University. He has written and edited for various news outlets, including Live Science's Life's Little Mysteries, Space.com and Popular Science. When it comes to reporting on and explaining wacky science and weird news, Bjorn is your guy. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his beautiful son and wife.