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Alien Autopsy, Master Cows, Ghost Duck and More Mysterious News Briefly — May 27, 2021

Mysterious News Briefly — May 27, 2021

A mysterious air base is being built on a volcanic island off the coast of Yemen in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that is a major maritime chokepoint (a natural congestion location) between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden with all signs pointing to the base being built by the United Arab Emirates.  These days, it’s hard to tell if militaries are trying to prevent conflict, cause it, or attract aliens.

The International Society for Stem Cell Research has removed the “14-day rule” that required scientists to destroy human embryos grown in a lab before they reach 14 days old, opening an ethical Pandora’s box in an already controversial field. Time to get a larger cabinet for the “What could possibly go wrong?” files.

Researchers found that electric fish called mormyrids, which use weak electric pulses to l communicate with one another, pause just like humans before sending new and important information. It’s hard to tell because their fins aren’t long enough to stroke their chins first.

Bovine researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand are searching for a “master cow” whose cells will be used to grow cultured meat they hope will one day feed the world without creating methane gas. They’re also prepared for lawsuits from graphic artists claiming “Master Cow” is the name of their new superhero.

Everyone’s fake haunted mansion — The Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World and Disneyland – is open again and the parks say there’s a Donald Duck hidden somewhere inside of it. Mickey is upset – he wants to know how Donald got ahead of him in line.

Astronomers studying the origins of other galaxies have come to the disappointing conclusion that our own Milky Way is not a unique galaxy formed by the collision of two others but merely a two-layered collection of old and young stars formed by natural evolution. Next, they’re going to tell us that the first peanut butter cup was no accident either.

A mysterious road made of giant boulders appeared suddenly this month off the coast of Sakhalin Island, the largest island in the Russian Federation located in the North Pacific Ocean, and geologists are rushing to study it before it disappears underwater. Manmade or natural, someone is undoubtedly planning to put up a toll booth.

The famous and controversial the “Alien Autopsy” film allegedly depicting the autopsy of an alien from the Roswell crash in 1947 is up for sale as an NFT for $1,000,000 – a price the creator claims is warranted because the film he once said was a “re-enactment” has actually been confirmed to be authentic by the CIA. For another million, they’ll throw in a large soda and a giant box of Junior Mints.

A new study found that the Tsimane people of the Bolivian Amazon live a healthier and more active lifestyle than most westerners and that causes their brains to age 70% slower than westerners – which could help the rest of us beat Alzheimer’s disease. Sporting goods stores are already reporting shortages of canoes and poison arrows.

Belief in supernatural beings begins in infants as young as 12 months old, according to a new study which found babies watching animated videos give higher status to characters having superpowers. Keep your credit cards and cellphones away from your babies or they may start downloading superhero videos or donating to online preachers.

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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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