The Strange-ness: Zombie Warning

October 15, 2017

From Maine to North Carolina and across the country, hackers change road signs across the country. Rather than warning drivers about night construction hours or detours, the sign warned of Zombies! This “hacking” has been going on […]

The Strange-ness: True Tale #1

October 6, 2017

It’s that time of year: dark nights, Halloween, strange costumes, and spooky tales. When the tales are true… well, it can make the cool evenings scarier and send a chill down your spine. Here is […]

The Strange-ness: Car Vending Machine

October 3, 2017

Carvana, an eCommerce platform for buying used cars, in August 2017 unveiled their five-story, all-glass Car Vending Machine in Raleigh, North Carolina. Holding 18 cars, the Raleigh Car Vending Machine serves as a fun and […]

The Strange-ness: Making a Meal of Road Kill

June 30, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor My afternoon started with a Tweet that sent me down a road of discovery and thought. The Tweet linked to an article by Jeremy Henderson, “Road to Table? Auburn University biology professor talks […]

The Strange-ness: Dog Wool for Making Clothes

June 14, 2017

You love your dog. You provide care, long walks, maybe car rides, and your dog (hopefully) responds with cuddles and a protective instinct. You know your family can spend time with your dog and enjoy life […]

Ready to Fly a Car?

February 13, 2017

The First Flying Car Company to Start Selling its Commercial Models The first commercial flying car in the world is now a fact. Flying car manufacturer PAL-V, based in The Netherlands, has officially started sales […]

The Strange-ness: 3,000+ Ducks Die in Washington State

February 11, 2017

On January 27, 2017, in Yakima, Washington State and federal wildlife-diagnostic centers confirmed an outbreak of avian cholera near the Tri-Cities. At that time, they reported more than 1,200 dead ducks from the previous week. Numbers for […]

The Strange-ness: California UFO Sightings

December 6, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor State of California residents reported dozens of UFO sightings in November. According to the MUFON reporting system, 43 sightings were reported since early November. This is about the same as the […]

The Strange-ness: Sims NC UFO Sighting

November 4, 2016

September 1, 2011, a witness in Sims, North Carolina (Wilson County) reported sighting an unidentified flying object (UFO) in the sky above Sims. As reported on www.mufon.com (the Mutual UFO Network), the witness spotted an egg-shaped, brightly lit object […]

The Strange-ness: Morpheus Bridge Spectre

October 31, 2016

For Halloween, let’s look at a local “legend”. We’ll visit the Morpheus Bridge on the aptly named Morpheus Bridge Road in Wendell, North Carolina. The story goes that a mother, father, and child — alledgedly a daughter — were driving along […]

The Strange-ness: Lightning Kills Reindeer Herd in Norway

August 29, 2016

According to the Norwegian Environmental Agency, lightning killed several hundred reindeer. The herd on Hardangervidda — a mountain plateau — was hit by lightning Friday, August 23, 2016. The herd included males and females, including seventy calves. […]

The Strange-ness: Magpies

July 31, 2016

Corvidae is a scientific designation for a family of birds which includes crows, ravens, jays (like blue jays), magpies, and several more birds. These “corvids” arguably are some of the smartest animals on the planet — not just the smartest of birds, […]

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