Category Archives: weird

What’s Creepier than Bugs?

How about cyborg bugs? Building a from-scratch robot that can do everything a bug can do is difficult. So instead, scientists are looking at a fuel cell powered by a bug’s own biochemistry. The energy can be used for sensing, … Continue reading

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Secret Worlds and the Belly of Quetzacoatl

Fantasy has several different classifications: Contemporary Fantasy: Fantasy that takes place in the modern world, sometimes called Urban Fantasy. Second World Fantasy: There’s a whole different earth-like magical world out there. Think Tolkien. Portal Fantasy: This world and some second … Continue reading

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Beer in Utah

I was not expecting much in the way of beer during my stay in Utah. But I tasted one really good beer. What really made the experience was the label was the label “Polygamy Porter.” The slogan is “Why have … Continue reading

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Every News Station is a Political Party

The Max Headroom television series provided us with a dystopian vision of the future in which credit fraud was a more serious crime than murder, turning the television off was illegal, and network executives would do anything to increase their … Continue reading

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My Inner Sheldon

A recent “Big Bang Theory” episode featured famed physicist Sheldon Cooper creating a wacky three player game of chess. While my family has compared me to Sheldon before, this is one of the few real examples where the comparison worked. … Continue reading

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Astrology Proven True by Science

Well, sort of. Astrology predicts that you have traits or characteristics that are determined by the time of your birth within the year.

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Thursday Thirteen: The Amazing Cathouse

My sister and brother-in-law have two indoor cats who love a chance to escape and get outside. To give them a taste of this freedom, my brother-in-law built an elaborate system of tunnels and rooms from chicken wire outside their … Continue reading

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Demon Duck of Doom

Australia had lots of fun critters in ancient times — including saber-toothed kangaroos. Update: Giant penguins in Peru:

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