Today In Strangeness

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  1. ThemDangMartians

    ThemDangMartians Well-Known Member

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    Today in Strangeness: June 28th...

    On this date in 1613, London's Globe Theatre burned to the ground during a performance of Henry VIII.
    The fire was thought to be triggered by a sound-effects cannon. In a letter dated June 29, 1892, Sigmund Freud
    first referred to the unconscious, calling it a "second state of consciousness."
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    Cops Encounter 'Alien' in Georgia:

    During an otherwise routine traffic stop, police officers in the Georgia city of Alpharetta
    were surprised to discover an 'alien' riding shotgun in a car they had just pulled over. The
    rather life-like mannequin was spotted by the cops as they approached the vehicle they had just
    stopped for speeding. Amused by the odd sidekick, the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety
    posted pictures of the faux ET on their Facebook page and marveled at "the things you see
    during every day patrol."
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  2. Reverend Conehead

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    I always took it to mean the eggs were green but the ham was normal ham.
     
  3. ThemDangMartians

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    ...what can I say!?...:huh:
     
  4. ThemDangMartians

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    Today in Strangeness: June 29th...

    It is strange that I have very little "stanger than normal" events for this day, but that's the way it goes somedays!...anyway...
    On this date in 1995,the shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made
    satellite ever to orbit Earth.
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    Odd Object Photographed on Mars:

    An image taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover has once again drawn the attention of anomaly hunters
    who have spotted a strange object sitting on the surface of the Red Planet.
    The puzzling picture was taken by the rover back in March but only recently caught the attention of
    curious researchers.
    Appearing rather artificial and seemingly reflecting sunlight at various parts, the oddity spawned the
    usual speculation that the rover inadvertently captured evidence for an alien presence on Mars.
    Specifically, based on the general shape of the object, some have surmised that the anomaly is an ET craft.

    However, skeptics have offered an explanation for what the object might be and it could actually have an
    Earthly origin.
    To that end, the prevailing theory is that the anomaly is simply a piece of the rover which was discarded by
    the craft as it landed on the planet.
    The rather convenient answer seems to line up with where the rover was located when the image was taken as there
    would have been such debris in the area.
    And so, in this instance, the always-vexing question of 'ours or theirs' that has plagued UFO research for years
    has moved to the Red Planet....(and of course losing part of your space craft never has any affect on it's "Oh
    so delicate operation!")
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  5. ThemDangMartians

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    ...Late Nite Strange:



    I know that Jason Witten and JJ Watt both did TV commercials for the same moving company ... "Reliant."...

    but what I find strange is...the scripts are almost identical!. You would think they would have mixed it up between the two...

    I guess it was a money matter?...or did someone just get lazy!?... [​IMG]
     
  6. ThemDangMartians

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    Today in Strangeness: June 30th...

    109 years ago, the Tunguska explosion took place over Siberia. Commonly thought to be caused
    by the air burst of a comet or meteor over the area, the impact was 1,000 times more powerful
    than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and it knocked over an estimated 80 million trees.
    On June 30, 1859, the French acrobat known as Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
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    Memphis Man Stuck with Albino Raccoon:

    A Memphis man's attempt to thwart an animal that had been digging up his lawn resulted in him inadvertently
    acquiring a rare but unwanted 'pet.' After setting some traps in his yard, Calvin Lee was surprised to discover
    that the culprit behind the chaos was an albino raccoon. Such creatures are seldom seen in the wild because their
    lack of coloring leaves the animals exposed to attack by larger predators. While Lee was likely relieved that his
    lawn was now free from the menace, he unfortunately ran into another problem altogether: no one will come and
    take the creature away.
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  7. daboyzruleperiod

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    Pretty cool stuff Gamie. Keep 'em coming. I see your thread is "likes" disabled as well now. :muttley:
     
  8. daboyzruleperiod

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    Awh, Martha is far from being ugly. Remember this little guy. He's known for the "Ugliest Dog Ever". Kinda looks like @haleyrules. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. ThemDangMartians

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    ...I did try to get the "like" button returned ...but no one answered my inquiry about it!.....Yes it's gone now, and at this time, it appears I'll never know why!...
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  10. ThemDangMartians

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    ...lol...well I guess you'll never know if I would have given you a "Like.!...
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  11. daboyzruleperiod

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    Today, Sunday July 1, 1917 The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded. What's Strange about this statement.....WHO CARES! [​IMG]
     
  12. ThemDangMartians

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    ...yes that is quite an ugly animal...must of been born with a birth defect!?...he/she must not have been entered this season , or he/she would have won again I'm sure!...
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  13. ThemDangMartians

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    Today in Strangeness: July 3rd...


    On July 3, 1883, Czech-born writer Franz Kafka was born. He was the author of such influential works
    as "The Metamorphosis" (1915), which began: "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he
    found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect." Doors singer Jim Morrison died of heart
    failure at the age of 27 in Paris on this day in 1971.
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    Japan Aims to Put Man on the Moon:

    The Japanese space agency JAXA has its eyes on a historic achievement as it wants to put a man on the moon by 2030.

    The ambitious plan hinges on a proposed NASA-led multinational mission to construct a space station orbiting around
    the moon around 2025. By contributing technology to that effort, JAXA hopes that they will be afforded a spot in the
    space station and, in turn, be able to send a man from there to the moon a few years after the project is completed.

    The announcement by the space agency is being seen as an indication that there is an Asian 'space race' brewing between
    Japan and China, who has announced plans to put a man on the moon by 2036. Whether news of Japan's plans for lunar exploration
    cause China to speed up its timetable in order to not be upstaged by its neighboring nation remains to be seen.
    And, of course, several nations continue to eye Mars as a future destination for human exploration with the United States
    looking to finally send an astronaut to the Red Planet by 2033.

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  14. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    That would have been "green eggs, and ham." as opposed to "green eggs and ham." Ah, the great the serial (oxford) comma debate. That belongs in a strange thread, right?
     
  15. Reverend Conehead

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    I was five years old and not up on commas. LOL.
     
  16. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    LOL. You should check out the "comma" debate though. Grammar nazi's at each others throats!
     
  17. ThemDangMartians

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    ...yes the mighty comma can make or break not only the structure of a sentence...but the very meaning of it!...
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  18. ThemDangMartians

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    Today in Strangeness: July 4th...

    Happy 4th of July! Oddly the U.S.' 2nd & 3rd presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on America's birthday in 1826.
    On this day in 1054, Japanese and Chinese astronomers began seeing the brightest known supernova (Crab Nebula ), which shone for 23
    days. More recently, another celestial object-- the Pizza Hut blimp, became deflated in flight, but landed safely on W. 56th St. in
    NYC (1993).

    ♫..."Happy Birthday America...Happy birthday to you!"...♫
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    Can the Titanic Treasure be Saved?

    An astounding array of artifacts from the Titanic are set to be sold soon and a filmmaker synonymous with
    The company that owns the cache of relics declared bankruptcy last week and announced that they are going to
    sell a jaw-dropping 5,500 items recovered from the wreckage.

    In response to this development, director James Cameron has joined in an effort alongside Dr. Robert Ballard, who
    originally discovered the wreckage, to prevent the pieces from falling into the hands of private collectors.
    The pair are working with the UK's National Maritime Museum as well as England's Royal Geographical Society to ostensibly
    outbid any other prospective buyers who might be interested purchasing the collection which is valued at over $200 million dollars.

    Collectively, they aim to bring the artifacts, which are tragically sitting in a warehouse in America, back to Belfast, Ireland
    where they can be put on display in a museum. Among the items in the collection are pieces of the infamous ship, clothing and jewelry
    once owned by the ill-fated passengers of the ship, and an assortment of other personal objects such as a child's marble and a pair
    of glasses.

    Whether Cameron's collective can be successful remains to be seen, but thankfully the company that is selling the items says that
    they will be sold in total and not auctioned off individually.
    Beyond the slew of recovered objects being sold, the company also owns the salvage rights to the vessel, which has raised some
    concerns that the wreckage could fall into the wrong hands. However, one would assume that anyone willing to spend such a massive
    amount to acquire the collection of artifacts would also be respectful of wreckage that remains on the ocean floor.
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  19. ThemDangMartians

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    Today in Strangeness: July 5th...

    While July 4th is celebrated as the birth of America, July 5th boasts a somewhat dubious birthday: Spam.
    On this date in 1937, Hormel Foods introduced the unique meat product to the world. The curious food with
    the strange name went on to acquire cult status, inspiring a Monty Python sketch and musical, Spamalot, a
    book of haikus about Spam, and not one, but two festivals devoted to celebrating the product.

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    The United States of Strangeness:

    Here are some of the weirdest and wildest headlines from each of the 50 states.
    There's no shortage of strangeness to be found throughout our great country.

    •Alabama city claims Bigfoot title
    •Strange sea creature filmed in Alaska
    •Arizona man photographs a demon?
    •'Ghost janitor' captured by security camera in Arkansas high school
    •Floating 'mystery island' appears in California lake
    •Colorado's Denver International Airport embraces its place in conspiracy lore
    •Multiple residents in Connecticut city see 'undulating' UFO
    •Rummage sale in Delaware seems to be held in a graveyard
    •Are capybaras poised to conquer Florida?
    •Georgia farmers concerned about baffling cattle mutilations
    •'Alien' sea creature found in Hawaii
    •Idaho woman crashes car and says Bigfoot is to blame!
    •Metal-eating inmates costing Illinois millions
    •Indiana man arrested for mailing dead skunks
    •MIB sightings unnerve Idaho county
    •Mysterious flying triangle spotted over Wichita, Kansas
    •Kentucky cops arrest creepy clown!
    •Rare pink dolphin emerges from river in Louisiana
    •Legendary Maine theater ghost photographed by paranormal researchers?
    •Maddening mystery booms baffle Maryland town
    •Massachusetts man captures eerie 'turkey circle' on film
    •Bigfoot sighted on 'eagle cam' in Michigan
    •'Mystery fingers' baffle Minnesota police
    •Creepy ghost photographed by game camera in Mississippi
    •Unsettling EVP recovered by ghost hunters at historic Missouri museum
    •Montana food bank makes meals out of roadkill!
    •Monstrous hailstorm swamps Nebraska city
    •UFO filmed near Las Vegas, Nevada
    •Poltergeist activity filmed New Hampshire store?
    •New Jersey town tormented by 'gangster turkeys'
    •Bigfoot brouhaha erupts in New Mexico
    •New York governor hints at haunted mansion
    •Ghost dog filmed in North Carolina?
    •North Dakota man says he tracked Bigfoot for seven miles!
    •Ohio police perplexed by 'mystery heart'
    •Obscure 1915 law applied to Oklahoma City psychic
    •Mystery man hides $100 bills in Oregon city
    •Pennsylvania man encounters paranormal panther!
    •Legendary lost ship found near Rhode Island
    •Orange alligator astounds South Carolina town
    •Mystery booms baffle the Black Hills in South Dakota
    •Memphis, Tennessee bank robbed by 'Santa'
    •Incredible eye-less catfish caught in Texas
    •Utah man finds Bigfoot skull?
    •Town in Vermont tries to avoid monkey mania
    •Creepy 'cat shaver' prowls Virginia city
    •Massive landslide closes Washington highway
    •West Virginia man photographs Mothman?
    •Thousands of Skittles spilled onto Wisconsin highway
    •'Possessed' salad dressing 'attacks' woman in Wyoming.
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