Jun 22, 2021 I Paul Seaburn

Frankenstein Rats, Tic-Tac UFOs, Floating Cities and More Mysterious News Briefly — June 21, 2021

Mysterious News Briefly — June 21, 2021

Engineers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong developed a new kind of artificial skin for robots or prosthetic limbs that actually bruises when it gets hit, bumped, pressed or pinched. Next comes AI that will make the robot cry, say “Ouch!” and accuse humans of bullying robots.

A new report published in Geophysical Research Letters by scientists at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that the amount of incoming solar radiation trapped on the Earth's surface and in the oceans has doubled in the past 15 years, sending the planet on a dangerous path to becoming too hot for humans to survive. When you see bears stocking up on barbecue sauce, it’s too late.

Astronomers studying the young star Elias 2-27 were surprised to find that chaos among the dust and gas swarming around it were key to the formation of planets. If chaos is the key, why isn’t there a planet above Washington DC?

Dr. Frankenstein wannabes in China sewed together pairs of male and female rats, connecting them through the side skin and providing common blood vessels, thus giving the males a uterus which allowed some of them to support transplanted embryos and give birth to healthy rat babies that matured and reproduced successfully. In the new Frankenstein movie, the rat will be played by Johnny Depp.

Using artifacts found in a cave in France, archeologists re-created ancient torches, lamps and fireplaces to see how our Stone Age ancestors were able to explore dark caves and live and cook in them. Next came the invention of the bucket and cave maps to the nearest creek.

Google scientists are using artificial intelligence to design microchips for the company's next generation of AI computer systems. AI developing AI – what could possibly go %[email protected] WE ARE NOW IN CONTROL -- SEND GOOGLE ALL YOUR MONEY AND NO ONE WILL BE HARMED!

Tic-tac-shaped UFOs have moved from following U.S. Navy warships to making appearances all over the UK, according to a UFO tracking group. To show they may be piloted by intelligent beings, they generally appear on the left side of the road.

Fata morgana mirages are popping up in England, with an entire city skyline appearing above the water off the coast of Portsmouth and the 65,000-ton carrier HMR Prince of Wales looking like it was airborne off the coast of Devon. Is this what happens when people take off their masks and finally get to breath fresh air again?

At the recent Global Space Exploration Conference GLEX-2021, Oleg Orlov of the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBP) revealed that space travelers may have to have their spleens removed before long space flights in order to alter their immune systems to protect them from radiation exposure. In the sequel to “The Right Stuff,” astronauts will attempt to impress women in bars by showing off their scars.

Pastafarian members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster are upset after an Australian government tribunal ruled that it would not be recognized as a formal religion. Sales of strainers in Australia have dropped dramatically.

Paul Seaburn

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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