27 thoughts on “What’s the weirdest anomaly that exists or has ever existed?

  1. ProbablyTrueFacts March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    In wexford, Ireland that’s an old man in pub that everyone knows is a fisherman. My uncles remember him being an old fisherman in the pub when they were children. No one has ever seen him on a boat, or worked with him. He has always been the old fisherman in the bar as long as anyone can remember. Near as we know he’s fecking Peter the disciple.

  2. theassassintherapist March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    This lake in Venezuela called The [Lighthouse of Maracaibo](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catatumbo_lightning). It’s an atmospheric phenomenon by the lake delta where lightning strikes 260 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. Imagine the sky almost constantly filled with lightning almost every single day. Sounds very apocalyptic.

  3. corruptheretic March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Electron behavior in the Double Slit Experiemnt. Basically illustrates that reality is very weird at the fundaemental levels.

  4. Azozel March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    My wife recently developed an allergy to milk (not an intolerance, milk products give her hives now). She’s drank milk every day for her entire life so it’s kinda strange.

  5. willywag March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    When we send uncrewed space probes to other planets, they often do a close flyby of Earth or another planet first, using the acceleration from the planet’s gravity to pick up speed they need to get where they’re going.

    This is a tried and true method that’s been used successfully for decades. However, *sometimes* when a spacecraft does a gravity assist flyby of Earth, it seems to pick up a little bit *more* extra speed than expected. The difference is always very tiny – not enough to adversely affect the mission, but seemingly enough to be outside the bounds of measurement error.

    This has happened several times since it was first observed with the Galileo spacecraft in 1990. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t, but no obvious pattern has emerged.

    The set of people who would find this interesting may be a bit narrow, but I find it fascinating partly because of the wide variety of possible explanations that have been investigated, none of which really adequately explain all of it.

    EDIT: [Here](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyby_anomaly)’s a Wikipedia page about it with some more details.

  6. stylophonics March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Well, if you have a baby girl, because she has such elevated amount of hormones (I think?) when she’s born, in the days after she’s born, she can actually have a little baby period where she bleeds like a woman would do on their period. It will freak you the f out and definitely make you think your baby is broken.

  7. ArcOfRuin March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Not an anomaly per se but I’ve heard some weird stuff on Reddit about Dog Drop Pit in Citrus County, Florida.

  8. adanipse March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    [The WOW! signal](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow!_signal)

    A signal which appeared to come from the constellation Sagittarius and bore the expected hallmarks of extraterrestrial origin. The entire signal sequence lasted for the full 72-second window during which it was able to be observed, but has not been detected since, despite several subsequent attempts.

  9. Shadow_Of_ March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Cats. What are they anyway? They just meow.

  10. GreenGoddess33 March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    The weird stuff people have found in lumps of coal. Like a little, ornate brass bell. Coal has been underground for a VERY long time. How did it get inside the coal? Freaks me out a bit.

  11. Skolopandr March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    You can work a 40 hour week and still not be able to afford to see a doctor when you get sick

  12. BaconConnoisseur March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Hot water can freeze faster than cold water. It’s called the mpemba effect and no one has produced a very solid explanation as to why this happens.

  13. regdayrf2 March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Double-slit experiment

    The behaviour of an observed particle is different compared to the behaviour of an unobserved one. We live in a strange world!

  14. ByeByeFlutterPie March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    I have an allergy to fake tattoos for some reason and I can’t figure that shit out.

  15. fattlessgymnast March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Iron forest, still haven’t found anything there yet.

  16. But_what_if_I_fly March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    When conditions are right (hormone levels, stimulus etc)… men can lactate. Got into an argument with my Psychology Professor once about this topic as we discussed female anatomy pertaining to PPD (Post-partum Depression). I argued men, too, have mammary glands, can lactate, and get breast cancer. He said I was wrong. He went home, talked to her nurse wife and apologized the next class.

  17. Slaugh852 March 14, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Seriously? Blackholes obviously.

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