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Moon Doge, Chernobyl Moonshine, Robot Servants and More Mysterious News Briefly — May 11, 2021

Mysterious News Briefly — May 11, 2021

Elizabeth Norman, age seven, is sending a sticker with her social media account name on it to the Moon in a time capsule carried by the crew of the upcoming lunar landing mission. Finally, someone is thinking about the alien kids.

In the new “The Future of Connected Living, 2021 Study,” experts predict that within 20 years humans will be living in connected underground homes with robot servants looking after their pets and children and drones flying around homes as security systems. Throw in a flying car and we’ll finally be living like the Jetsons.

Canadian company Geometric Energy Corporation announced the “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” which will be “the first-ever commercial lunar payload in history paid entirely with” Dogecoin” and will be launched in 2022 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket owned by the cryptocurrency’s biggest fan – Elon Musk. And the first host of the 2022 season of Saturday Night Live will be …

NASA’s released a recording of the low-pitched whirring of the Ingenuity helicopter’s blades as it flew away from the Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars. Somewhere in the afterlife, David Bowie told Mick Ronson he’s got the opening riff for a remake of “Life on Mars?”.

The Chinese space agency says most of the 30-meter (100-foot) -long main stage of the Long March 5B rocket everyone was tracking burned up above the Maldives, it kept the U.S. and other countries aware of its locations, it plans 10 more launches to complete construction of its space and has no plans to change its procedures. The Maldives should call Elon Musk and offer him an island for his next SpaceX launch base.

Northwestern University engineers and neurobiologists have wirelessly programmed — and then deprogrammed — mice to socially interact with one another in real time, turning them from enemies into friends and back again. And there’s the plot for the next Tom and Jerry movie.

Ukrainian authorities seized over 1,500 bottles of Atomik, an alcoholic spirit made by the Chernobyl Spirit Company from apples grown near the infamous Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It’s the perfect booze for making a Moscow Five-Legged Mule.

Georgian National Astrophysical Laboratory physicist Zaza Osmanov previously warned that Elon Musk’s web of Earth-surrounding Starlink satellites will attract extraterrestrials, but now he’s suggesting the best way for us to find them first is to search for an alien Elon Musk. Unless he’s one already?

The Osiris-Rex asteroid probe left the near-Earth asteroid Bennu yesterday with a 60g (2 oz.) cargo of rocks and dirt as old as the Solar System and will land in the Utah desert on September 24, 2023. “Should have called me for overnight Prime delivery,” said Jeff Bezos.

The Breakthrough Listen project is now searching for signals from intelligent civilizations near the center of the Milky Way, which is outside of the galactic habitable zone but would be the perfect place for advanced ETs to put a transmitter to broadcast their presence to the universe. Wouldn’t a flashing neon arrow pointing to their planet be cheaper?

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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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