Slow news day in America…it’s a good thing we’re around to bring some excitement to your day:
- Ice found on the Moon’s surface, raising the prospect of a lunar colony.
- Eerie sky glow isn’t an aurora, is ‘completely unknown’ to science. Bifröst?
- Scientists discover drug that boosts lucid dreaming. (For other ways to achieve lucid dreams, see Paul and Charla Devereux’s book on how to do it.)
- Use of ‘killer robots’ in wars would breach law, say campaigners. Yes, it’s much more lawful when humans kill each other…
- Do people really think the Earth might be flat? A poll says lots of Millennials do – and it’s not clear why.
- That massive black sarcophagus contained three inscriptions – here’s what they mean.
- Florence’s famous Il Duomo is cracking, and cosmic rays could help save it.
- Does Snow White secretly die at the end of the classic fairytale?
- The musician who deciphered the Rosslyn Chapel ‘cubes’ has sadly passed away. (You can listen to the decoded music here.)
- In an isolated corner of Norway, 300 reindeer carcasses felled by a lightning strike are spawning new plant life.
- Maximum alien-ness: what might make life hard to recognize as life?
- Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. tells of his paranormal experience after a fiery crash.
- TIL that to prevent the theft of their ‘look’, clowns paint their clown faces onto eggs and then enter those eggs into the ‘Clown Egg Register’.
Quote of the Day:
When I wrecked in the Corvette in 2004 at Sonoma — it caught fire — somebody pulled me out of that car. And I thought that it was a corner worker because I felt somebody put their hands under my armpits and pull me out of the car. I didn’t get out. I don’t have any memory of myself climbing out of the car.