May 19, 2022 I Paul Seaburn

Time Traveler, Geraldo's UFO, Raining Metal Balls and More Mysterious News Briefly

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera claimed in a discussion about the House Intelligence Committee hearing on unidentified flying objects that he once a saw a UFO when he was driving in the Bahama Banks while “stoned on ecstasy” and it followed him, staying right in front of him and tracking him in any direction he went. Maye he should have taken ecstasy before opening Al Capone’s vault.

Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai proved what science has long denied -- headbutting animals like muskoxen and bighorn sheep suffer concussions and other head trauma as a result of the activity, and this may help researchers understand and reduce traumatic brain injuries in humans. Good news for the Los Angeles Rams?

Strange black and silver metal balls have been falling from the sky onto villages in Gujarat, India, and the Physical Research Laboratory of India’s Department of Space has identified them as debris from a satellite, not from an alien spaceship as villagers had feared or hoped. No one will care about getting hit by our own space debris until it’s the plot of a Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

Researchers at Sun Yat-Sen University have developed a flexible contact lens that senses eye pressure and releases a drug on-demand that could help treat glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. This is one contact lens you don’t want to lose.

TikTok time traveler from 2236 @realtiktoktimetraveller issued some more “many people still don’t believe me” warnings – this time that humans will meet an alien species called 'Arzax' in Alaska in July and Europe will be hit by a deadly meteor in October. With all of his past wrong revelations, this guy needs to admit he’s not really a time traveler but a political pollster.

An Asian elephant at the La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City saved the life of a drowning antelope by standing next to the pool and trumpeting until a zookeeper jumped in and pulled the antelope to safety – the heroic elephant named "Trompita" was given watermelon, carrots and peanuts as a reward. Watch for other hungry elephants to start pushing antelopes into the pool.

A new study by the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS) and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at CU Boulder found that long ago volcanoes on the Moon may have left sheets of ice at the poles which could be dozens or even hundreds of feet thick – enough to provide water for colonists. If it’s clean and pure, it will eventually end up in making of Lunar Light beer.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for the crew on International Space Station, NASA has cancelled all future spacewalks after astronauts complained the helmets on their spacesuits or “extra-vehicular mobility units" were filling up with water – they’re due for an update anyway since the design dates back to the space shuttle days. Ground control to Major Tom… oops.

Agriculture specialists at Detroit Metropolitan Airport luggage inspecting the luggage of a passenger on flight from the Philippines found what they thought were seeds the owner claimed were for a medicinal tea, but they turned out to be eggs of an extremely rare moth not seen since 1912. Was the wool sweater he packed next to them there for food?

Fishtek Marine, a fisheries consultancy, designed small underwater “potlights” to help protect fish stocks by replacing the need to use fish to bait crab and lobster pots and found that scallops, which can have up to 200 eyes, were so attracted to the LED lights that they described it as “a scallop disco” that could lead to low-cost traps to replace the hand-harvesting of scallops by divers. Get ready for John Travolta as a dancing fisherman in “Scallopy Night Fever.”

According to new statistics, a few animals are thriving as a result of climate change, including blood sucking and disease-spreading mosquitoes and ticks, leprosy-spreading armadillos, forest-destroying bark beetles and the jellyfish that clog drainpipes at nuclear power plants. Now are you worried?

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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