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July 17, 2020 28 min

Countries across the world are reopening, but borders remain closed to US residents. Science indicates coming summers may, one day soon, literally be too hot for human beings. A European infectious disease museum found its opening delayed by... oddly enough, an infectious disease. Join Ben Bowlin and Dylan Fagan for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.

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A police major in Russia dies falling out of a window, adding another tragic event in the strange pattern of Russians mysteriously dying in the same manner. A 100-year old home in Pennsylvania begins leaking honey. Scientists have finally determined just how many hot dogs a person can eat in 10 minutes -- or have they? Join Ben Bowlin and Dylan Fagan for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.

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Fertility rates across the planet are dropping at an unprecedented rate, causing experts to raise serious concerns about the state of humanity in 2100. AirBnB has infuriated customers by asking them to donate to hosts of the short-term rental platform. Online protests have swept Iran and the world as citizens react to the country's recent decision to follow through with the execution of three young protestors. Join Ben Bowlin f...

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Researchers in Botswana have found a new solution to deterring elephants -- something very much like disco lights. Three separate countries are sending new robots to Mars -- but the clock's ticking, and if they don't launch soon, they'll have to wait until 2022. An Australian report claims that the Chinese government is using forced labor in numerous factories -- and that gigantic corporations are benefitting from the p...

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IBM recently posted a job with prerequisites that are literally impossible. New studies show hearing is the last sense to go for humans on death's door. Over in the Arctic, it turns out Beluga Whales have something in common with humans -- just like us, they can form lifelong friends ships with other, unrelated whales. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.

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Amusement parks in Japan have some odd advice for patrons as they reopen in the wake of the pandemic. Over in Turkey, President Erdogan has officially decreed the Hagia Sophia will, once again, become an active mosque. Recent research finds that blood extracted from old mice can rejuvenate the minds of out-of-shape and elderly mice. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.

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A hospital in India has been caught selling fake negative COVID-19 results for the equivalent of a little more than 33 US dollars. Linguists examine just how much language will change as humans begin to travel to distant moons and planets. In Seoul, South Korea, the Mayor recently disappeared for several hours, only to be found dead in what some allege was an act of suicide. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share yo...

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Are you tired of not being able to gamble on your favorite sporting events? If so, why not drop a few bucks on the hottest new gambling-friendly sport: the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. In the UK, officials are campaigning to boycott products made by literal monkey labor. If you miss going through security at the airport, why not head over to Taiwan, where a recent contest allows 60 'lucky' participants to relive the...

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The US and several other countries are raising serious concerns about the popular social media app TikTok, which they are increasingly convinced is a tool for Chinese intelligence operations. A former journalist and employee of Russia's space agency has been arrested on charges of treason. US immigration officials are planning to deport foreign students if their colleges transition to full-time online classes in the fall. Join ...

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The US Supreme Court has tightened rules on electoral voters in the lead-up to the Presidential election in November. The Dakota Access Pipeline has been temporarily closed due to environmental concerns. A man in Tampa has found himself trapped in quarantine with hundreds of parrots. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.

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US authorities have raised concerns that weave supplied from Chinese companies may actually have been made with forced labor from ethnic minorities locked away in internment camps. In North America, a hot new sparrow song is spreading like wildfire throughout the bird population. In Mongolia, authorities are moving swiftly to suppress a possible outbreak of the bubonic plague. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share ...

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Jeffrey Epstein collaborator and accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has finally been arrested. Walmart is going into the movie business, and turning 160 of their parking lots into drive-ins. And in San Francisco, one of the most expensive parts of the United States, rent is finally falling. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.

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Astronomers are baffled by the mysterious case of a gigantic star that appears to have, somehow, vanished without a trace. Scientists are beginning to understand why some words seem genuinely more memorable than others. Over in the UK, the British government has stepped in to offer Hong Kong residents refuge in the wake of China's new, controversial security law. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stori...

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Libraries are begging their patrons to stop microwaving books in a misguided effort to combat COVID-19. Iran has issued arrest warrants for more than 30 people, including current US President Donald Trump. In Italy, a young man who tragically passed away at the age of 15 may soon be recognized as the patron saint of the internet. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.

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Congolese health officials confirm the country has officially conquered the second-largest Ebola outbreak in human history. In a few years, you could join Russian cosmonauts on a real-life spacewalk (for a hefty, yet to-be-announced price tag). In Milwaukee, activists took matters into their own hands when they believed local police were ignoring a tragic, and disturbing, case of missing children. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange N...

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The US has issued a new indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Hospitals in the US may soon no longer be able to keep their prices secret from patients. Industrial giant Honeywell claims they've made the world's most powerful quantum computer, but experts remain skeptical. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.

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Vladimir Putin may change the Russian Constitution, allowing himself to run for an additional two more terms as President, potentially granting him another 12 years in office. You can help NASA's Mars rover drive across the treacherous landscape of our famous planetary neighbor. NASA is also renaming its D.C. office after Mary W. Jackson, the first Black female engineer. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share yo...

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An opera house in Spain just held a concert for plants. A town in China will allow potential marriage partners to get info on any past reports of their potential partner's domestic violence charges before tying the knot. In New York City, transit authorities are considering using facial recognition technology to monitor face mask compliance (and privacy advocates have strong objections to the plan). Join Ben Bowlin for more Str...

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Some scientists believe bubble-blowing drones may help address the pollination problem as insect populations continue to dwindle. Firework displays -- and noise complaints -- are skyrocketing across the US. And Kentucky has triggered an enormous backlash by closing more than 95% of its polling places ahead of today's Primary Election. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.

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The Arctic is experiencing record-breaking highs as human settlements reach an unprecedented 100 degrees Fahrenheit. A soldier in the US Army has allegedly been caught leaking classified military info to a group of satanic neo-nazis known as the Order of the Nine Angles. A new discovery near Stonehenge raises more questions than answers. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily.

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