I guess I really hadn’t thought about it being that universal, but it came as a surprise to me when I ran across articles that can be described as the Russian version of the National Enquirer.
Soviet Army fought UFOs: http://english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/378/11873_UFO.html
Time Can be Turned Back: http://english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/379/12190_experiment.html
Sex stimulates intellect: http://english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/12381_sex.html
Unknown fire and jelly-like creatures live in Earth’s atmosphere: http://www.pravda.us/science/19/94/378/14359_creatures.html
Ritual of castration eventually led to Christianity: http://funreports.com/2004/10/05/56436.html