May 30, 2022 I Paul Seaburn

Pilots Shooting at UFOs, Hot-blooded Tyrannosaurs, Caesar's Assassination Coin and More Mysterious News Briefly

Astronomers from the Université Grenoble Alpes and other European universities have discovered a completely new type of magnetic wave that travels through the outermost part of Earth’s outer core every seven years and are possibly triggered by disturbances deep within the Earth's fluid center core. Can we get a “Magnetic cowabunga, Dude!”?

In March 2019, Sadık Kocadallı became famous for an Internet video showing him flying through the air during a storm while holding a large patio umbrella – he now wants to become Turkey's first real astronaut and fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on a rocket for a scientific mission. To calm his nerves, he should take a cocktail umbrella to hold onto.

He hasn’t been into space himself, but in a promotional video of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shows him at the top of the company's "Mechazilla" tower which will be used for both the launch and the ‘catch it with giant chopsticks’ landing of the company's huge Starship spacecraft when it is finally launched sometime in the near future. It was pretty dangerous -- while he was up there, Musk saw three things he wants to buy.

Lab-grown meat company GOOD Meat announced plans to ten 250,000-liter, four-story-high bioreactors in the U.S. that will have the capacity to produce up to 30 million pounds of meat without the need to slaughter a single animal. However, billions more tomatoes will die to become ketchup for the bio burgers.

A study by researchers at the University of Washington found that it is common for people to enter a state of dissociation – zone out – while surfing social media, which eventually leads to feelings of being out of control to the point where some people need interventions to help them have less mind-controlling online experiences. Hey – snap out of it! You’re welcome.

Documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell claims that he’s seen logs and videos which show that U.S. military pilots have attempted to shoot down UAPs on a regular basis – “weekly, if not daily” – and he’s prepared to show this evidence at another congressional UFO hearing if he’s invited. He’s probably got a better chance of being invited to a Beatles reunion.

A recent study found a new way to determine from fossils if a dinosaur was endothermic (warm-blooded) or ectothermic (cold-blooded) based on signs of amount of oxygen use (molecular waste from proteins, sugars and fats) which showed that saurischians (lizard-hipped) dinosaurs such as Triceratops and Stegosaurus were cold-blooded while ornithischians (bird-hipped) like Brachiosaurus, Tyrannosaurs and Velociraptors were warm- and even hot-blooded. Nothing says terrifying like the thought of feeling a T. Rex’s hot breath as it chases you out of Jurassic Park.

Human swimmers and divers are generally more concerned about their vision underwater, but a new study found that humans hear significantly better underwater than previously thought and actually hear better when submerged than cormorants (aquatic birds) and seals. What is there to hear underwater – seals talking about what lousy swimmers humans are?

According to new research from The Australian National University (ANU), ‘genetic difference’ – what scientist call the raw material of Darwinian evolution – is two to four times more abundant in wild animals than previously thought, with examples found in black moths in England, superb fairy-wrens in Australia, spotted hyenas in Tanzania, song sparrows in Canada and red deer in Scotland which all evolved faster due to a need for survival. Get ready for ‘Planet of the Spotted Hyenas’.

One of only three remaining Eid Mar or Ides of March coins minted to celebrate the assassination of Julius Caesar is coming up for auction and could sell for more than the $3.5 million one of the others sold for in 2020 – the gold coin was minted in 42 BCE by the very individuals responsible for plotting the assassination two years before. Somewhere in the afterlife, Caesar is saying “Where’s my cut, Brute?”    

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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