World’s Strangest

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Cobra Bites Man, Man Bites Back and Kills Cobra

Like the Captain says, “If someone tries to kill you, you try and kill ’em right back.” A man in Nepal understood this rule and took revenge on a snake that bit him: Nepali daily Annapurna Post said Mohamed Salmo Miya chased the snake, which bit him in his rice paddy on Tuesday, caught it and bit it until it died. “I [...]

Is Faking Your Own Death a Crime?

For the moment, I won’t inquire why you’re asking this question. Let’s simply address the matter at hand. According to researchers at Life’s Little Mysteries, it might not be a crime to fake your own death: “I am unaware of any federal statute that would apply to an individual who fakes their own death,” FBI spokesman [...]

Why We Have Personal Space

Image: WebHamster/Wikimedia Commons Feel icky when someone gets too close? Blame your brain! Turns out, the amygdala, the brain region that governs fear, is activated when someone [...]