The Sky is Falling

Ever since Chicken Little’s infamous cry, “The sky is falling,” people around the world have experienced their share of weirdness dropping through the clouds. Take the Great Jelly Rain Incident of 2009 in Scotland, when a mysterious gelatinous substance came pouring down. Scientists studying the phenomenon were unable to get a grasp on what the substance was. Some guessed fungus or the remnants of a meteor, but the most plausible theory was that the jelly was frog or toad ovaries regurgitated by birds. Planet Dolan describes nine other mysterious objects that fell from the sky.

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Debunking Dumb Myths

Danger Dolan returns with a feature about the 10 dumbest myths about iconic wonders on the planet. Take the Empire State Building in New York City, once the world’s tallest building. A persistent myth surrounding the Big Apple structure is that you can kill someone by dropping a penny on him or her from the building’s roof. That would be an impossibility, since most light objects are caught in a powerful updraft and blown back up to the 81st floor. The small objects not caught in the updraft are blown out to the Hudson River.

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Weird Items Found in X-Rays

Danger Dolan examines the 12 strangest things ever found in x-rays, such as the serrated knife ingested by a St. Bernard pup. The blade was lodged between the pup’s stomach and esophagus for nearly four days before his owner took him in for an x-ray. The knife was successfully removed after surgery. The remaining 11 examples will blow your mind.

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Odd Towns That Actually Exist

Danger Dolan takes a unique look at 15 of the craziest towns around the planet that actually exist, such as Roswell, New Mexico, which boasts everything terrestrial. Roswell’s claim to fame is an alleged UFO crash that occurred outside the city limits in 1947, and ever since then they’ve molded the town to fit the phenomenon. The townspeople celebrate an annual UFO festival, and even the local McDonald’s is shaped like a spaceship.

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Lies That We Still Believe

I guess it’s true that a lot of people pretty much believe everything they hear. For instance, Thomas Edison was celebrated for inventing the light bulb, but he wasn’t the first. He was, however, the first to produce a commercially viable light bulb. Or that great white sharks mistake humans for seals. In fact, they have a completely different tactic for attacking humans and other animals. Check out 48 other lies that we still believe in this edition of Danger Dolan.

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Life’s a Beach

From unnaturally colored sand to a spot where cows and humans frolic in harmony, Danger Dolan counts down the world’s 15 weirdest beaches, such as Barking Sands Beach on Kaua’i Island in Hawaii. The beach gets its peculiar name from the sounds it makes when visitors stroll on its sand. The sound comes from a unique blend of sand granules made from quartz grinding together. Tune in and enjoy the details on 14 other weird beaches around the world.

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Shin-Kicking Madness

Ever play shin-kicking, where the contestants pound the living daylights out of their opponents shins? The object of the sport is get your opponent to fall to the ground. In the old days, rumor has it that contestants wore steel-toed boots to crunch their foes. To this day the sport still draws thousands of fans. Check out 14 other dumb sports in this edition of Danger Dolan.

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