World’s Strangest

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Methane release accelerates in Arctic

Large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane have been bubbling up to the surface of the Arctic ocean. A Russian research team that has been surveying …

Can plasma cure the common cold ?

Streams of electrically charged gas could be used in the future to cure colds and other illnesses. A stream of what is known as “cold plasma” has been…

The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

As a father of two small children, I know that it’s always a little easier to get a child to follow a routine if one of their favorite characters are involved. Want you child to go to bed? Maybe you get some Elmo bed sheets. Having trouble getting your little one to eat their vegetables? [...]

How the Gas Pump Knows When to Shut Off

The first gasoline pump certainly didn’t exist for the purpose of fueling cars – though Karl Benz was tinkering with the idea, cars weren’t even invented yet. Created in 1885, that first pump was there to dispense fuel for stoves and kerosene lamps. It sure came in handy when cars did enter the scene, though. The [...]

Shady UK Oil Director Dresses in Drag to Avoid Media

That dashing lady above is Martyn Crute, a UK Oil and Gas Ltd. director who was charged with trading for 15 months without being registered to gas safety body Corgi. In a massive fail at attempting to leave court unnoticed by photographers, Crute dressed as a woman, disguised in a long, curly wig and heels. [...]

City Slogans on Google Maps

Google Maps has a list of punny slogans that users have tagged onto towns and cities. A sample: Gas, KS “Don’t pass gas, stop and enjoy It.” Hooker, OK “It’s a location, not a vocation.” Bushnell, SD “It’s not the end of the earth, but you can see it from here” Walla Walla, WA “The city so nice they named it twice.” Click on [...]

How High Is the Price of Gas (Historically)?

Do the swoon-worthy gas rates companies are charging at the pump these days make you think, “Geez, if only it were 1918. Then, I’d only have to fork over a measly 25 cents per gallon to keep this sucker running”? While a quarter per gallon today would certainly be a sweet bargain, that wasn’t the [...]

Hybrid Gas Electric Car From 1900

Who killed the hybrid car? It seems that 100 years before the Prius was mass produced Porsche sold what was the first hybrid gas electric car. The vehicle used a gas engine to run an electric generator which powered the motor, allowing a battery to run the car if it ran out of fuel. Built [...]

How Far Can You Drive on Empty?

It’s a question that plagues every driver: just how far can you drive with your car’s “fuel empty” light illuminated? The detailed answer depends on all sorts of variables like the age and model of your car, how much weight you’re carrying, and what kind of driving you’re doing. The more fun answer is “Find out [...]

World’s largest mud volcano to last 26 years

The eruption began in 2005 and is believed to have been started by gas drilling in the area. Located in Indonesia the Lusi volcano initially killed 13…