Jun 04, 2021 I Paul Seaburn

Space Squids, Civil War Dinosaurs, Spotting Liars and More Mysterious News Briefly — June 3, 2021

Mysterious News Briefly — June 3, 2021

A hoard of jewelry and other valuables buried over 1,000 years ago in Scotland was discovered in 2014 and thought to have been a Viking stash, but new research shows it was more likely buried by Christian monks under a cheap fake layer to trick Viking looters into ignoring it. Sounds like it’s time for a monk superhero movie.

According to a new study, the human brain of both sexes and the human male’s testicles are very similar – sharing the same proteins, high fuel demands, cell processes and probably much more. Guys, now you know why women’s brains always know what both of yours are thinking about.

Road workers found human remains dating back nearly 11,000 years just yards away from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s California mansion. Hoping to get back on her good side, Harry immediately invaded the area and declared it the property of his granny.

A new poll found that 40 percent of American adults think dinosaurs existed between 2,000 and 10,000 years ago and 20 percent believe the dinosaur population didn’t go extinct until just 100 years ago. That explains why so many people will believe you if you tell them Paul Revere made a second ride when he warned, “The T. Rexes are coming! The T. Rexes are coming!”

Speaking of the T. Rex, scientists modeling the bite force of young tyrannosaurs found it was stronger than first thought – stronger than that of living hyenas. That means the expression “terrible twos” goes back millions of years.

SpaceX is helping NASA transport 128 baby squid and 5,000 tardigrades to the International Space Station (ISS) for experiments. It will be easy for astronauts to find the squid – the box is clearly marked “Not food!”

Dental researchers at the University of Washington are testing mint candy-like lozenges coated with genetically-engineered protein building blocks that are expected to bind to teeth and regrow a tiny layer of fresh enamel. Warning -- if you someday go to the dentist with inch-thick tooth enamel, he’s going to put you on a diet.

A body language expert says the key to telling if someone is lying is to watch their eyes – liars are constantly looking to the right while talking. Another key is if you confront the liar and they say, “I was looking at that bug on your shoulder ... but it’s gone now.”

Two teens who spotted a fast-moving brush fire near Bush Highway in Arizona took matters into their own hands and extinguished the flames with their beer. This is the kind of story that restores one’s faith in brewmanity.

A Louisiana alligator mysteriously showed up hundreds of miles from home on Malaquite Beach on Padre Island. Wildlife experts warned residents not to approach it and definitely not to tell it Spring Break has been over for weeks.

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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