Strange Fresno

In search of strange and unusual places.

Towel Day – May 25th

| May 25, 2012

In honor of Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, devoted fans carry a towel with them every May 25th.  Why?  Because, A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Douglas Adams died on May 11th 2001. Two weeks after his death, fans organized […]

Solar Eclipse 2012

| May 20, 2012

On Sunday, May 20, 2012, the Central Valley experienced a rare solar eclipse.  We didn’t see the “Ring of fire” present with an annular eclipse, but the effect was still spectacular. The eclipse reached its apex at 6:38 pm.  The daylight became visibly dimmer and the air became noticeably cooler; however, the sun was still […]

Obscura Day

| April 25, 2012

Saturday, April 28th is Obscura Day. Thousands of people, all over the world, go out and explore interesting and unusual places.  It is a day of expeditions, back room tours, and exploring hidden wonders in your own hometown. Visit for more information.