To recap 2020, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some of the strangest news stories from 2020.
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In today's news roundup, Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe returns asteroid samples to Earth, China's Chang'e-5 moon mission is on its way back with lunar samples, and a series of metal monoliths have appeared and disappeared around the world.
A strange metal column has been found in the middle of the desert in Utah. The column was spotted by state workers who were tracking sheep. So far, there's no explanation for how the column got there.
A group of researchers in Europe have announced a 3-year project to collect information about the important smells of Europe, from the 1500s to the 1900s. One part of the project will be recreating the smells of long ago.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a racing pigeon sells for $1.9 million, a French radio station mistakenly reports that several living people have died, and a 2,300-year-old statue's head is found in the sewers of Athens.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a 110-year-old carrier pigeon message is found in France, a Japanese village uses robot wolves to scare off bears, and an unusual bright yellow turtle is found in India.
For years, scientists have been studying an incredibly tough beetle that lives on the west coast of the United States. The beetle is built so strongly that it's almost impossible to crush. Now scientists think they know why.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a bear named "747" wins the Fat Bear Week contest, the Irish Supreme Court says the bread in Subway's sandwiches is too sweet to be called "bread", and NASA sends a $23 million toilet to space.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the Atlantic has had so many hurricanes this year that a second alphabet is needed to name them, Thailand starts mailing tourists' litter back to them, & and old TV takes out the internet for a whole village.
In Australia, there are plenty of wild things that can bite or sting you. Oddly enough, one of them is a tree. Now scientists have figured out what makes the tree's sting so bad.