As readers of Commonplace Fun Facts know, the U.S. military has drawn up plans for war with the United Kingdom, invading Canada, and surviving the Zombie Apocalypse. There are even plans for […]
5 to 8 Percent of Your DNA Isn’t Human
Remember your seventh grade Home Economics teacher who screamed, “You’re burning your oleo!” as you tried to make rice crispy cookies? Or what about that guy at the bus stop who looks […]
The Unsolved Mystery of the WWII Ghost Blimp
It had been only ten months since the United States entered World War II. The country was on high alert, particularly on the west coast. Fears of Japanese attacks prompted the authorities […]
It’s the End of the World As We Know It…. And We’re Still Waiting
If you spend any amount of time looking at the headlines, you might wonder whether humanity’s clock is about to run out. If so, you would not be the first to come […]
Want to Storm Area 51? Here’s What You Can Anticipate
At this writing, more than 1.6 million people have signed up on a Facebook-driven event to storm Area 51 on September 20, 2019. If you are considering being one of those who […]
The Day Aliens Invaded Jafr, Jordan
Readers of the Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad were startled to read the reports of an alien encounter close to the town of Jafr. According to the news reports, the desert community witnessed the landing […]
Are Reptiles Running the Government?
UPDATED: October 26, 2021 Many of us wondered, as children, whether our teachers were from another planet, but how many adults believe the government is run by aliens? As it turns out, […]
Now Free to Pursue E.T.
As of 1991, U.S. citizens are free to pursue contact with extraterrestrial beings or their vehicles without legal repercussions.
English: No Suspicious Alien Activity Here! Welsh: Oes estron weithgaredd amheus yma! Klingon: pagh pIH nov activity naDev!
When Welsh Assembly Member Darren Millar asked Economy Minister Edwina Hart about unidentified flying objects, he got a surprising answer. The official response from the Welsh Government was, “jang vIDa je due […]
Would You Like a Window Seat, Aisle Seat, or Just Wait For the UFO?
Nevada is home to one of America’s most secretive military facilities, the classified base known as Area 51. Located in a dry lake bed in central Nevada, the government refused to even […]
Man in the Moon? Maybe… But Two-Legged Beavers?
New York City newspaper The Sun printed a series of six articles in 1835 about the discovery of civilization on the moon. The articles claimed that a British astronomer named John Herschel […]
Doctor of UFO’s
In 2008, the University of Melbourne awarded a doctorate in Ufology through their philosophy department. The degree focused on the belief in unidentified flying objects and aliens as a philosophy that many […]