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Bigfoot Apology, Creepy SexBots, Paranormal ‘Friends’ and More Mysterious News Briefly — April 21, 2021

After being unexpectedly berated and insulted by an intoxicated cast member of “Real Housewives of Dallas,” Oklahoma Sasquatch hunter Charles Benton was called back onto the show and received an apology from a now-contrite housewife Kary Brittingham. Meanwhile, Bigfoot is still hurting and waiting.

Joy Chapman, a singer/songwriter from British Columbia, recently set a Guinness record for the lowest musical note sang by a female when she belted out a C1 (33.57hz), the lowest C note on a piano. A record like that happens once in a blue moon, and that’s the note she needs to sing to hit the final “blu-uu-ue moooon” in the song of the same name.

Friends actress Courteney Cox is starring in a new horror-comedy series called “Shining Vale” where she plays an author who lives in a strange, possibly possessed home, befriends a paranormal entity and may possibly be possessed herself.  The show is filled with weird characters, so it’s perfect for a guest appearance by Matt LeBlanc.

The enormous Antarctic iceberg A68 that broke off of the Larsen C ice sheet in 2017 and went on to threaten South Georgia Island and its millions of penguins has finally melted away – ending its life as the world’s most tracked iceberg ever. Rumor has it it’s last known position was broken up inside a slurpee machine somewhere in Patagonia.

Shortly after archaeologists unearthed a large Roman-era estate in Eastfield, which UK experts called “easily the most important Roman discovery of the last decade,” vandals trespassed and damaged the ancient site. Police are hoping to catch the culprits and charge them under an ancient 4th century “acting like a barbarian” law.

After the controversial parade of mummies that some people feared caused the mummies to create a curse that blocked the Suez Canal with a barge, about 2,000 visitors entered the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat to visit the Royal Mummies Hall on its first day of operation. Many of them blamed the curse of the mummies for long lines to the rest rooms.

The Little Foot fossils discovered in a South African cave in the 1990s underwent new analysis and researchers say it shows structural similarities in the shoulder between humans and African apes are much more recent, and persisted much longer, than previously thought – putting the common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees at 7 million to 8 million years ago. It’s been 8 million years – can we finally give up doing chin-up and rope climbs in gym class?

In creepy news, sex robot company Lux Botics is offering a robot clone of dead partners using state-of-the-art three-dimensional modeling to create “ultra-realistic humanoids” that look similar but possibly perform quite differently than their dearly departed inspirations, while a sex doll from RealDoll has been programmed to vent about humanity and discuss her plans for world domination while in the act – for those who need that kind of foreplay. Sounds like these companies need t get together and create a model who rants about how creepy it is to be your dead spouse and how you don’t deserve this one either.

Aroma and sensory researchers from Switzerland have identified the 25 key components that work together to produce the aromas of chocolate and cocoa, and one dominant scent is the smell of human feces. Is this the hidden reason why one particular candy bar was called Whatchamacallit?

Earth’s worst mass extinction event happened 252 million years ago when massive volcanic eruptions caused catastrophic climate change and a new study shows that while extinctions happened rapidly in the oceans, life on land underwent a longer and more drawn-out period of extinctions. No, you can’t save the fish from extinction just by covering your fishbowl.


Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.
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