World’s Strangest

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The 160 Million Dollar Bride

The age of giving heads of cattle as dowry may have come and gone, but the replacement may not be better: a Chinese tycoon has set a record by giving a dowry of more [...]

Catfish Ransacked Couple’s Home

Coming home to find your house ransacked by an intruder is unfortunate, but sadly not exactly rare. But what happened to a Chinese couple is very unusual: "I thought my home had been ransacked by thieves. The table was [...]

Yutyrannus: the Feathered Tyrannosaur

Chinese paleontologist Xing Xu and colleagues have published their description of a new dinosaur species today, which might be the largest feathered animal ever. It’s an early version of a T. rex they named Yutyrannus huali, meaning “beautiful feathered tyrant” in a mixture of Latin and Mandarin. It weighed in at 1,400 kilograms (3,100 pounds), and [...]

You Can Help Name A Red Panda

Did you ever wish you could play a part in naming an adorable zoo animal? If so, head on over to the Binder Park Zoo website, donate one dollar towards the zoo’s species survival program and vote on your favorite name for this adorable little red panda. The choices and their translations are: Dagan, meaning grain [...]