Strange But True

Rigid reasoning
Published on Apr 25th, 2002
0 comments Q: It's 11pm, somebody's pounding at the door. Turns out to be a rich old gent in a Rolls Royce, involved in a scavenger hunt against his ex-wife, and he says he'll pay $10,000 for a piece of wood...
Pun in bed
Published on Apr 18th, 2002
0 comments Q. Funny question, but do dreamers ever crack jokes in their sleep? —Jordan the jokerA. Happens all the time, because the nature of the unconscious mind is that it seeks shorthand connections, often...
Hot on your tail
Published on Apr 11th, 2002
0 comments Q. I read somewhere once that every human has a “plume,” a sort of invisible trail that follows you. Is this true, and if so, what’s it made of? –Not a peacock PaulA. Streaming upward off your...
STRANGE BUT TRUE- Deadly reflection
Published on Feb 7th, 2002
0 comments Q: As a kid, did you ever stoop to frying ants to a crisp using a magnifying glass held up to focus the sun's rays? Remember the feeling of perverse power? A: We know of no such antics on the part of...
STRANGE BUT TRUE- Tall stack: How unlikely is that lottery win
Published on Jan 1st, 2014
0 comments DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Let's say you've played your share of lotteries in the past but have gotten tired of losing. Now your daughter is infatuated with a game called MongaMillions,...
STRANGE BUT TRUE- Enemy bugging: Military may tag along with insects
Published on Jan 1st, 2014
0 comments DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. What's the U.S. Pentagon's latest version of "bugging" an enemy? –D. Rumsfeld A. It's the first wireless flying-insect cyborg— a remote-controlled...