It’s raining men… or blackbirds anyway
In a small town in Arkansas, USA, the locals were just carrying about their day doing very mundane things until suddenly, in 2012, the whole town witnessed something rather unusual. It started to rain ravens. Dead ravens obviously, but it was raining birds. It rained over 5000 dead blackbirds in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2012. What is the craziest thing about this? This wasn’t the first time it happened. It was the second time that this happened. We don’t know if it happened a third time since then, but if it did, I wonder what the locals would think then.
Beached fish Or not?
Speaking of raining weird creatures. On New Year’s Eve in Norway, people are singing, eating, drinking, making merry and all that, and the fish from the sea decided that they didn’t want to be left out of these celebrations anymore and basically beached themselves on a long stretch of coast in Northern Norway. An estimated 20 tons of fish just beached there. We say estimated because before officials could even make a proper count and begin clean-up operations, the fish just upped and vanished. No one has any idea what happened to cause such a massive amount of obviously dead fish to just completely disappear.
The Pacific Red Glow
So you’ve finally made it through fighter pilot training school and are ready to make your dream of being Maverick from Top Gun true. But then you realize that flying becomes such a chore and dogfights are so rare that you’ll spend the rest of your career on autopilot (pun totally intended) until you’re flying over Kamchatka and see the most beautiful underwater light show you’ve ever seen in your life, and it even starts with a sudden intense flash, too. No warning whatsoever of this – it just happened and the Pacific suddenly had a very nice red glow that you’ve never seen before.
This happened a few years ago to a pair of Russian pilots who were flying from Hong Kong to Alaska, and so far no explanation has been found for what these men had seen.
The Invasion of the By-The-Wind Sailors…
Throughout 2015 on the West Coast of the good ol’ USA, there has been something else going on besides surfing and chill dudes and dudesses sitting around and soaking in the sun rays. There has been a massive invasion of sea creatures known as by-the-wind sailors – some kind of weird, but cool looking organisms that have been appearing by the billions on the shores of the USA. No one has any idea what these creatures really are or why they have been washing up on the West Coast as of late. If there is something to take out of this, it’s at least that alien invasions can be the most boring and inane thing ever.
The boy who cannot feel thirst or hunger
Hunger and thirst are sensations that all living creatures feel. We all need to eat and drink to live, and this is our body’s way of telling us we need to do these things to survive. Except for a 14 year old kid named Landon Jones who, since October 2013, has never again felt hunger or thirst. It happened after doctors discovered a bacterial infection in his left lung, which they cured easily, but for whatever reason, either the bacteria or the treatment for it resulted in him never being able to feel these very essential sensations. His weight dropped and he actually needs to be constantly reminded to eat and drink otherwise he would literally starve or dehydrate to death. It’s also interesting that his sense of taste and smell are intact, which means he can enjoy the taste and smell of good food, even if he has no physical desire to eat it.
Once again, doctors have idea why this is the case.
Icebergs have their own sound…and we don’t know why
Icebergs can either be majestic, massive blocks of ice that are floating lazily in the ocean, a metaphor for something very deep (tip of the iceberg), or a sign that you really need more lifeboats on your ocean liner. They seem pretty straightforward overall, until you realize that every single iceberg has its own unique sound signature that can be detected by hydrophones. They’re as unique to each iceberg as your fingerprints are unique to yourself, and unlike your fingerprints, which are explained by your DNA and random chance, there is absolutely nothing to explain why icebergs have their own sound signatures. Scientists haven’t exactly been lazy in their research into it, either. Chalk that up to nature being a massive troll.
The woman who almost passed away…1000 times
Near Death Experiences, or NDE, are the time when people get superbly close to death and then spring right back. They can be incredibly traumatic and life changing, as rare and exceptional situations usually are. But what happens when you have more than one NDE? Or better yet, a dozen? Or a hundred? Or, in the case of 51-year-old Beverley Gilmour, no less than 1000 NDEs in the past 30 years. She has been so close to death so many times that I wonder if she has the grim reaper on speed dial, and this is just his way of inviting her for coffee and cake and a game of chess (which he always lets her win). She hasn’t gone under the radar, as medical doctors and scientists have taken quite an interest in her, but they have no idea what is happening with her to explain her countless brushes with death.