From the bleeding edge of science to the mysteries of the human mind, top-secret experiments and the remarkable stories of people, places and events just off the edge of the mainstream map, the creators of Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know bring you Strange News Daily – shedding light on the most bizarre, disturbing and unusual news of the day.
Episode 83: Borders Closed To US Residents, Summer Growing Too Hot For Humans, Opening Of Infectious Disease Museum Delayed By... Infectious Disease
Countries across the world are reopening, but borders remain closed to US residents. Science indicates coming summers may, one day soon, literally be too hot for human beings. A European infectious disease museum found its opening delayed by... oddly enough, an infectious disease. Join Ben Bowlin and Dylan Fagan for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.
Episode 82: More Russians Die Falling Out Of Windows, Pennsylvania Home Bleeds Honey, Science Reveals Just How Many Hots Dogs You Can Eat
A police major in Russia dies falling out of a window, adding another tragic event in the strange pattern of Russians mysteriously dying in the same manner. A 100-year old home in Pennsylvania begins leaking honey. Scientists have finally determined just how many hot dogs a person can eat in 10 minutes -- or have they? Join Ben Bowlin and Dylan Fagan for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.
Episode 81: Fertility Rates Crashing, AirB&B Wants Customers To Donate To Hosts, Online Protest Sweeps Iran
Fertility rates across the planet are dropping at an unprecedented rate, causing experts to raise serious concerns about the state of humanity in 2100. AirBnB has infuriated customers by asking them to donate to hosts of the short-term rental platform. Online protests have swept Iran and the world as citizens react to the country's recent decision to follow through with the execution of three young protestors. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.
Episode 80: Elephants Hate Disco Lights, New Wave Of Robots Headed To Mars, 80 Corporations Using Forced Uygher Labor
Researchers in Botswana have found a new solution to deterring elephants -- something very much like disco lights. Three separate countries are sending new robots to Mars -- but the clock's ticking, and if they don't launch soon, they'll have to wait until 2022. An Australian report claims that the Chinese government is using forced labor in numerous factories -- and that gigantic corporations are benefitting from the practice. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.
Episode 79: IBM's Impossible Job Offer, Hearing Is The Last Thing To Go When You Die, Beluga Whales Have Lifelong Best Friends
IBM recently posted a job with prerequisites that are literally impossible. New studies show hearing is the last sense to go for humans on death's door. Over in the Arctic, it turns out Beluga Whales have something in common with humans -- just like us, they can form lifelong friends ships with other, unrelated whales. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.
Episode 78: Japan Wants You To Scream Inside Your Heart, The Hagia Sophia To Become A Mosque (Again), Blood From Exercising Mice Makes Old, Out-of-shape Mice Smarter
Amusement parks in Japan have some odd advice for patrons as they reopen in the wake of the pandemic. Over in Turkey, President Erdogan has officially decreed the Hagia Sophia will, once again, become an active mosque. Recent research finds that blood extracted from old mice can rejuvenate the minds of out-of-shape and elderly mice. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.
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