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Episode 805 – Mysterious Universe

Ever wondered what a bat-winged monkey-bird is? No? Well we have and we found some great encounters to whet your beak. We also take a look at an amazing new robot out of Japan called Kuratas that shoots to kill with merely a grin.

It looks like humanity has its sights set on Mars with Mars One aiming to be on the surface by 2023. Elliot and Ben discuss!

Read on for show notes, music, books and video.

Study sinks ‘women and children first’ myth

High-stakes Mars mission relies on untried ‘sky crane’

Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror [Video]

Want a one-way ticket to Mars? A Dutch company is looking for you

The Mars Underground [Video]

Dial carefully! Meet Kuratas, the million dollar robot which weighs four tons, shoots when you smile and is controlled by iPhone

HOW TO RIDE KURATAS – Suidobashi heavy industry

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Drone pilots wait for a kill shot

Mutant Hares, Modern Satyrs and Centaurs

MIKE HALLOWELL: The Horse Man of Bede

INTRODUCING BRITAIN’S BAT-WINGED MONKEY-BIRD

The Shamanic Truth of Evil Spirits

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Immortality Project Gets $5 Million

On Tulpas, Guardian Angels, and Figments of the Imagination

Troll-ien Invasion?

An investment fund that makes trades based on superstitious beliefs

Guolizhuang – Beijing’ Famous Penis Restaurant

Episode artwork by kokoszkaa on DeviantArt.

Music

Kuhn – Even Bears via Radio Magnetic

Shigeto – Huron River Drive via Tympanogram

Digits – Where Do You Belong? WE SINK Remix via Bad Panda Records

Onra – Hold Tight via brooklynvegan

Justice – Genesis via The Panic Manual

XKore – Boom via Music for Morons

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Benjamin Grundy started Mysterious Universe back in 2006. Every week he researches the fortean world and puts together the weekly free MU podcast, extended podcast and Plus + podcast alongside Aaron Wright.
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