World’s Strangest

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Mystery of the ‘Franken-mummiesÂ’

Two skeletons discovered on a remote Scottish island have been at the centre of a mystery for 10 years. Considered to be the first evidence that the a…

Psychic sheep predicts rugby victory

Move over Paul the octopus – an allegedly psychic sheep has now taken centre stage. Known as “Sonny Wool”, the sheep has been hailed as psychic after …

Unmanned Glider May Hold Secret To Perpetual Flight

Engineers from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics in Sydney are working on an autopilot system for gliders that senses thermals and adjusts its course, utilizing the thermal currents to stay aloft. Couple that ability with the technique of dynamic soaring, where the glider flies between high and lower speed air currents to keep it [...]

Dog Must Eat Standing Up

Ronnie the 7-month-old Rottweiler has megaoesophagus, an incurable condition that makes it impossible for him to eat or drink like other dogs. He cannot swallow properly, and relies on gravity to get his kibble to his stomach. Therefore, it can take up to 20 minutes to spoon-feed him. Staff at Leeds Dogs Trust rehoming centre have [...]

RIP Paul the Oracle Octopus

Paul, the octopus who predicted the outcome of World Cup soccer matches (featured previously at Neatorama), has died at his home at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany. He was two years old. After Germany’s semi-final defeat, Paul tipped Spain to beat the Netherlands in the final, which prompted one news agency to report he [...]

Water Lowered for Farting Turtles

The staff at the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre in Norfolk, England learned their lesson last year, when farting turtles set off overflow alarms at another aquarium. The turtles get a Christmas treat of Brussels sprouts, which cause gas in turtles as they do in humans. When feeding sprouts to the turtles this year, the [...]

Expedition sights Orang Pendek in Sumatra

A team from the Centre for Fortean Zoology have returned from a two-week expedition to Sumatra in search of Orang Pendek and claim to have not onl…

Crypto team to hunt down orang-pendek

A team from the Centre for Fortean Zoology is about to embark on an expedition to the jungles of Sumatra in an effort to track down the legendary …