World’s Strangest

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Mass of volcanic rocks off New Zealand coast

A large number of small volcanic rocks have covered an area the size of Belgium northeast of Auckland. The unusual phenomenon is comprised of lightwei…

Answer This And Win £1,000: Why Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

Psst! Want £1,000? All you have to do is explain this curious property of water: why does hot water freeze faster than cold water. The Royal Society of Chemistry is backing the prize: "Ice cream makers and bartenders alike use the fact that [...]

Trees Covered in Spider Webs

The floods in Pakistan devastated not only the human population of that country, but much of its fauna. Many spiders survived only by crowding into trees, producing pictures like those you see above. Duncan Geere of Wired UK explains: With more than a fifth of the country submerged, millions of spiders climbed into trees to escape [...]