Here’s this week’s today in strangeness. Hope you enjoy!
Today in strangeness, Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, 51 years ago today. On this date in 1970, the first (and only) baby was born on Alcatraz Island, during an occupation by Native Americans.
Templar Cross’ Crop Circle Found in France: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/templar-cross-crop-circle-found-in-france-torments-farm-owners/
Today in strangeness, At around this date in 356 BC, Herostratus set fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. He committed the act in a quest for fame. A rain of ants fell on Nancy, France on July 21, 1887. The world’s lowest temperature, -129°F, was recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica on today’s date in 1983.
Rare Yellow Turtle Found in India: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-rare-yellow-turtle-found-in-india/
Today in strangeness, The Reverend William Archibald Spooner was born on today’s date in 1844. The lecturer became known for what are now called ‘spoonerisms,’ slips of the tongue where the consonants of words are reversed. One of his flubs was issued as he officiated at a wedding: “Son, it is now kisstomary to cuss the bride.”
Eerie Deepfake Video Depicts Nixon Announcing Apollo 11 Disaster: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-eerie-deepfake-video-depicts-nixon-announcing-apollo-11-disaster/
‘Potato Poltergeist’ Plagues Indian Family: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/potato-poltergeist-plagues-indian-family/
Today in strangeness, Happy Neptunalia! Little is known about this ancient Roman festival of Neptune (the god of waters), held on July 23rd, except that the people built huts of branches and foliage in which “they probably feasted, drank, and amused themselves.” On this day in 1995, the National Inventors Hall of Fame opened in Akron, Ohio.
Mysterious Chicken Provides Comfort at Late Teen’s Grave: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/video-mysterious-chicken-provides-comfort-at-late-teens-grave/
Today in strangeness, The largest ice cream sundae in the Milky Way weighed in at 54,914 lbs (9,688 in syrup) at Edmonton, Canada (1988). Female pilot Joann Osterud set the inverted flight record on this date with an upside down flight of 4 hours and 38 minutes (1991).
‘Kraken’ Picked for New NHL Team Name: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/kraken-picked-for-new-nhl-team-name/
Today in strangeness, On this date in 1965, a seminal event in rock and roll history took place when Bob Dylan “went electric” during his infamous performance at the Newport Folk Festival. A hero to the folk music community, Dylan’s switch to electric guitar was seen as the ultimate act of betrayal by many in the audience, who booed the performance. Urban legend has it that event organizer Pete Seeger was so upset by the act that he threatened to cut the wires to the stage with an axe.
Ghost Photographed at Haunted Hotel?: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/ghost-photographed-at-haunted-hotel/