Just Plain Weird

Fascinating features and odd occurrences—we bring you some of the more bizarre stories of the day.

Fish Skins Help Heal Bear Paws

This is a story of ingenuity and survival. The devastating wildfires in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties had repercussions for wildlife as well as for the people of the area. Two adult female bears were found with severe burns and … Continue reading

The Weather Outside is Frightful

This winter has seen some weather extremes all over the world. And weather men and women are using terms such as snowmaggedon, bomb cyclone, arctic blast and polar vortex. It’s been so cold that ocean sharks have frozen to death, … Continue reading


A supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit. The effect is to make it look larger than normal. The technical name for this is perigee. The supermoon on … Continue reading

The Astros Fans Hat Trick

This October Astros took their first Baseball World Series Championship and celebrated with a parade for their Houston fans. Cheering fans lined one side of a multi-story parking lot along the route. From one of the higher levels, a woman … Continue reading

Girl finds “Excalibur”

As the legend goes, the dying King Arthur threw his magical sword Excalibur, into a lake where a hand emerged and took it below. On vacation with his family, Paul Jones had just related this story before he and his … Continue reading

Want to land here?

The Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport has one of the shortest runways in the world at 1,312 ft (400 meters). It’s way too short for a jet to land and will only allow small propeller aircraft landings. Not only is it … Continue reading

Zombie Worms

According to the World Register of Marin Species, there are five different kinds of zombie worms. And while they don’t actually have stomachs, they do like to eat bones. Technically, the first burrow into the bone, then dissolve the bone … Continue reading

This Rescue Bunny Reigns as the Furry Champ of Jenga

Morty wasn’t always able to spend his days playing games – but now, he enjoys a life of luxury challenging his owner to Jenga competitions. Continue reading

Giant Iceberg

Over the Easter weekend, a giant iceberg appeared off the coast of a small town called Ferryland in Newfoundland. It is estimated to be about 150 feet (46m) high. Continue reading

Glowworm Caves

On your next trip to New Zealand’s North Island, take in a boat ride through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The caves are home to a species of glowworm only found here. Cave formations also reveal stalactites and stalagmites that have … Continue reading