The year 2012 is coming to an end. Some say the world is coming to an end too, even before the year of 2012 will, but this is something we’re just about to find out pretty soon.

It was a weird year and weird things happened all over the world. All worthy of making it into our today’s list.

January 1st

Approximately 5,000 blackbirds dropped dead from the sky in the early hours of the year 2012 in a small town name Beebe in Arkansas, USA. As if this wasn’t enough, a similar event occurred a year before in the same place. At first, they thought it was the fireworks that startled the birds who couldn’t see through the dark so they hit something and fell dead on the ground. But this year a fireworks ban was imposed to prevent this from happening, yet…it happened again.

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January 2nd

A very large amount, an estimated 20 tons of dead herring was washed up on the beach of  the Tromsø city in Norway. A few theories sprung up, but to some this was another clear sign that the doomsday is near. More practical, the city’s inhabitants were wondering how are they going to clean up the thousands of dead fish carpeting the beach.

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January 27th

A man in Dorset, England, found more than a dozen jelly blue spheres in his garden after the sky turned a dark yellow color and a storm. The spheres were about 3cm in diameter, they had an exterior shell with a softer inner but had no smell, weren’t sticky and did not melt.

The Meteorological Office said the jelly-like substance was “not meteorological. Josie Pegg, an applied science research assistant at Bournemouth University, speculated that the apparently strange phenomena might be “marine invertebrate eggs”.

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March 15th

Five months after the death of Jack Froese in June 2011, at the age of only 32 from a heart arrhythmia, his friends and family started to receive mysterious emails sent from the deceased’s email account. The man’s best friend, Tim Hart, also got an email and in the subject heading of the message he read the words ‘I’m Watching’, and the email then went onto say: ‘Did you hear me? I’m at your house. Clean your f*cking attic!!!’. Apparently, the email was referring to a conversation the two had shortly before Jack Froese’s death, during which his friend teased him over the mess and dust in his attic.

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April 20th

Starting January 2012, 877 dolphins, all females, were found dead along the shore in the northern regions of Piura and Lambayeque, Peru. An analysis of the beached dolphins’ internal organs hasn’t found the sort of symptoms that experts have seen in other cases when dolphins have been affected by seismic tests, the officials said, yet Carlos Yaipen, who leads the non-governmental organisation Orca, told the media that they had broken bones in their ears and some of their organs have been collapsed, suggesting that shock waves generated by the seismic tests could have killed them. As this wasn’t enough, more than 1,500 birds, most of them brown pelicans and boobies, have died since the government began tracking the deaths in February.

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