Our world is an amazing place and interesting things are happening all time. Hey, something unbelievable might be going on this very moment as you read this article! It seems almost impossible to keep track of all the discoveries, scientific inventions, and futuristic gadgets that are being invented as we speak, but who says we can’t at least try? For example, did you know there’s been a mind-bending new discovery concerning the Great Pyramid of Giza? Conspiracy theorists and extra-terrestrial life-form enthusiasts are going mad because of what it could mean (depending, of course, on what archaeologists would find inside). And what about the latest Reddit craze with a truly puzzling macro photo? We’ve picked 10 of the freshest and strangest news that will definitely turn your world upside down.
A glowing ball of light
As if Aurora Borealis wasn’t a splendid enough sight, the locals in Siberia got to enjoy an unexplainable vision they quickly dubbed ‘UFO’ and a ‘tear in the space-time continuum’. A giant glowing ball appeared out of nowhere along with the gorgeous shining of the northern lights, and started growing, until it dissipated. Lots of photographers were out that night to take pictures of the northern lights, and each of them was taken aback by this astounding vision. Siberian Times then reported there was an actual explanation for the sight – the launch of Topol-M, a ballistic missile Russia fired from Plesetsk at the testing grounds located in Kamchatka. In fact, there were several launches that night, but only one became such a sensation.
Weird ancient trees
We are used to thinking that ancient creatures could sometimes look quite bizarre, but what about plants and trees? It appears that trees today aren’t at all what they used to be 393 million years ago! A team of palaeontologists collected rare and unusual chunks of ancient trees in Xinjiang, China, preserved in volcanic sediment. What they discovered was the incredibly intricate and weird-looking structure of those trees with inter-connected small strands, each of which was like a normal tree. Yet they are all connected together forming a larger organism that grew like one huge tree! It kind of tore itself from within to grow bigger. Scientists admit it’s the only tree that has ever done anything like that (well that they know of, for now).
An AI God church
It seems that soon anyone will be able to worship an AI god at a newly created church in California. And why not? As we’re getting more and more experimental with robots and artificial intelligence, it is only a matter of time when things will become religious (well, for some people, maybe not for all). That’s why Anthony Lewandowski, a former engineer from Uber and Google, filed all the necessary paperwork to establish the Way of the Future, a religious organization which main objective is worshipping an AI god. We wonder what their church (or office?) would look like. We’ll find out soon enough!
What Americans are most afraid of this year
With so many natural disasters and zombie apocalypses happening in movies and TV shows, we thought that’s what the majority of people would be afraid of. And that’s where we were wrong! Chapman University’s Survey of American Fears offers a sneak peek into what’s troubling people most of all. On the bottom of the list there were things like the involvement of the United States in a world war, air pollution, climate change, and the weapons used by North Korea. Slightly more people were scared of water pollution – oceans, lakes, rivers, as well as drinking water. Over 55% of people admitted they were ‘afraid’ and ‘very afraid’ of Trumpcare, which is a new thing, obviously. Yet the #1 fear was far from zombies and natural disaster – 75% of participants admitted they were afraid of corrupt government officials!