Strange things are happening all of the time and 2022 is no different. From wondrous discoveries to April fools pranks, there is always something going on that may leave you feeling a little weird. Here are 11 strange things that have happened in 2022 so far.
Women Rescued Trying to Retrieve Phone
Several firefighters in Washington state had to pull a woman out of an outhouse after accidentally falling into the hole after dropping her cell phone. The woman was using her phone in the Olympic National Forest when she fell into the toilet. When she tried to reach the phone with a dog leash, she fell into the toilet head first. She was pulled from the vault by firefighters using blocks as steps to reach a harness. She does not appear to have suffered any injuries.
Black Holes Found
There are a number of large black holes lurking in dwarf galaxies that have previously been overlooked by astronomers. Our own Milky Way galaxy’s supermassive black hole has been recently discovered by newly discovered black holes. Despite its gigantic spiral nature, the Milky Way was created by the merger of many dwarf galaxies. In the southern sky, for instance, the Magellanic Clouds are dwarf galaxies that are destined to merge with the Milky Way. As the dwarfs enter the Milky Way, they may bring with them a central black hole thousands or millions of times bigger than our sun, that could be swallowed by the central supermassive black hole.
Board Game Testing
During a round-the-clock event, board game creators will put their games up for review. A three-day event for American Mensa Mind Games will give hundreds of intellectually gifted individuals a chance to play new board games. A number of the 65 board games have been approved by Mensa, a club that has more than 50,000 members in the U.S. They will be played at a hotel in South Portland, Maine.
James Cromwell Glueing his Hands to Starbucks Counter
James Cromwell protested the extra charge for plant-based milk at a midtown Manhattan Starbucks counter by sticking his hand to it. Oscar nominee 82-year-old Robert Shaw attended a protest organized by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In a “Free the Animals” T-shirt, Cromwell stated that vegan milk shouldn’t be charged a surcharge. As he held his hand up to the counter, he made an obscene gesture. Starbucks, according to a spokesperson, respects the right of customers to express their views as long as they don’t disrupt store operations.
Man Inhales Drill During Dental Visit
Drill bits inhaled during a routine dental exam in Illinois have been removed via a rare procedure in a hospital. The dentist informed Tom Jozsi that he swallowed a tool while he was getting his tooth filled. Unfortunately, the drill bit was deep within his lung, and a CT scan showed he inhaled it. The bit was so deep that it could not be reached by a conventional scope, according to Dr. Abdul Alraiyes from Aurora Medical Center-Kenosha in Wisconsin. They were able to remove the object last month using a device designed to detect cancer early.
There is an inspiring story of an amputee athlete pushing to set a world record running consecutive marathons. Jacky Hunt-Broersma completed 104 marathons in 104 days. To beat the original record she needed to finish 102 races but has beaten the challenge with a staggering 84 extra kilometers. Jacky lost one of her legs, below the knee due to a rare form of cancer and amazingly she raised over $67,000 to help fellow amputees to receive the needed, but expensive, prosthetics.
Roman Bust Found in Texas
After years of research, experts have determined that the marble bust, which was bought by Laura Young for $35 from a Goodwill store in Texas in 2018, is an ancient Roman sculpture lost to Germany after World War II. The bust, which is currently on display at a museum in San Antonio, was found by Young at a Goodwill store in 2018. The artifact is believed to date to the first century B.C. or the first century AD when it was last seen in Germany. The museum reports that experts believe the sculpture was stolen by a soldier and taken to the United States. Next year, the bust will be back in Germany after it is displayed in San Antonio.
First Supernova Clues
A Hypatia stone from an extraterrestrial planet could be the first tangible sign of an explosion of type Ia supernova. Among the universe’s most energetic events are these rare supernovas. It is possible that Hypatia is a “forensic” clue from the early formation of our solar system of a cosmic story that spans millions of years.
Those approaching Gatwick Airport have been confused after a prankster erected a sign reading “Welcome to Luton.” Air passengers arriving at the UK’s second-largest airport, which is located just over 30 miles south of central London, can make out the 60m (197ft) sign. However, the airport at Luton is approximately 35 miles north of central London, which is why the distance between Luton and Gatwick is quite long. While passengers were gathering their hand luggage together and checking out the window, you could imagine the amount of head-scratching that occurred.
According to research, every dog has its own unique character. Many of the popular stereotypes about dogs are not based on science, according to a new study. Researchers studied the genomes of 2,150 dogs from more than 18,000 owners in order to detect patterns in their dogs.
A recently developed artificial skin system closely resembles human skin. The system uses electronic signals to sense temperature, humidity, and pressure simultaneously.
This is leaning towards more intelligent prostheses being created and also more sensitive robots.