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The Pentagon has a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate birthdays because the only two accounts of birthday parties in the Bible ended in murder.

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In 2006, a woman farted on a plane and tried to cover up the smell by lighting matches, causing an emergency landing.

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Iran arrested 14 squirrels for spying in 2007.

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Two actors have died playing Judas in live Biblical productions by accidentally hanging themselves for real during his death scene.

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When Louis Pasteur was working on the rabies vaccine, if he or his assistants got infected, they were to be shot in the head.

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In Iran, a law from 2013 allows Men to marry their 13-year-old adopted daughters.

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There’s a toilet-themed restaurant in Taiwan, where food is served on miniature toilets.

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The world’s biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.

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Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize, despite being nominated five times.

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The World’s oldest known creature, a mollusc, was 507 years old until scientists killed it by mistake.

 The World's oldest known creature, a mollusc, was 507 years old until scientists killed it by mistake.

Part of the White House was built by slaves.

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A British teacher in Sudan was arrested because she allowed her primary school class to name a teddy bear “Muhammad”.

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In 2013, a man bought a house next to his ex-wife just to install a giant middle finger statue for her to see every day.

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In 2009, Nigerian Police arrested a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

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In 2011, a woman bought a “non-visible” piece of art for $10,000.

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In 2013, a girl survived ASIANA’s Plane Crash, only to be run over and killed by a responding fire truck.

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In Jamaica, sex between men is punishable with up to 10 years’ imprisonment. But lesbian action is allowed.

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In 2011, a man killed his wife inside the Walmart she was working at. Rather than close the store, they chose to just rope off the gore-splattered area while police investigated.

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In 2006, The FBI planted an informant pretending to be a radical Muslim in a mosque, and the Muslims in the mosque reported him to the FBI.

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Charles Darwin Ate Every Animal He Discovered.

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Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Mussolini and Hitler, all suffered from ailurophobia, the fear of cats.

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In Texas, it is legal to kill BigFoot if you ever find it.

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Nelson Mandela was not removed from the U.S. terror watchlist until 2008.

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A man was jailed and fined US$1500 in Oregon, U.S.A., for collecting rainwater because it is considered ‘property of the state’.

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A man received the heart of a suicide victim, married his widow, and years later killed himself on the same way his donor did.

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The world’s first labour strike was held on the site of a pyramid.

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In 2005, A Chinese company used skin harvested from the corpses of executed convicts to develop beauty products for sale in Europe.

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Construction workers in Brazil cemented a car on a pavement after its driver refused to move it.

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The world’s oldest hotel has been operating since 705 AD.

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Lobsters are considered to be the cockroaches of the sea.

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A Colombian woman was raised by monkeys after being kidnaped and abandoned in the jungle as a child.

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Cotton Candy was invented by a dentist.

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In 2011, a monkey was arrested in Pakistan for crossing the border with India.

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For many centuries, Chinese women endured a practice where their feet were systematically broken and shaped in such a way that they resembled hooves.

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The Roman Emperor Gaius Caligula made his horse a senator.

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Octopuses are eaten alive in Korea.

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During the 7th century B.C., ancient Roman “vestal virgins” were required to keep their hymens intact as proof of virginity until age 30 or they would be buried alive.

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Cockroaches appeared 120 million years before dinosaurs.

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The night before his execution, a man in Georgia escaped from prison and, later that night, was beaten to death in a bar fight.

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In 2012, a couple invited Queen Elizabeth II to their wedding as a joke, and she turned up.

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There’s a species of fish called “Slippery Dick”.

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Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, was actually Greek, not Egyptian.

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Heroin was initially used to treat people addicted to morphine.

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As a child, Hitler wanted to be a priest.

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All three Grammys Elvis Presley won, were for his gospel songs.

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Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939.

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In the USA, ransom payments to kidnappers are tax-deductible.

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Saddam Hussein wrote a Romantic Novel.

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The Golden Gate uses the largest bridge cables ever made, long enough to encircle the world more than 3 times at the equator.

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In Halden, a high-security prison in Norway, every cell has a flatscreen TV, an en-suite shower and fluffy, white towels.

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Even though the Hindenburg was inflated with 7 million cubic feet of highly flammable hydrogen gas, it had a smoking room.

 Even though the Hindenburg was inflated with 7 million cubic feet of highly flammable hydrogen gas, it had a smoking room.

The Golden State Fence Company, hired to build part of the US-Mexico border wall, was fined US$5M for hiring illegal immigrant workers.

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Global warming ‘solved’ a land dispute between India and Bangladesh: the island in dispute disappeared.

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One drop of the Beaked Sea Snake venom can kill 3 adult men.

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A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

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Cy Twombly’s painting “Untitled” is worth up to US$2,3 million.

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In 1967, the Nigerian Civil War ground to a halt for two days because both sides wanted to watch soccer player Pele in an exhibition match.

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An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.

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The sport of ‘Ultimate Frisbee’ is recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

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Mathematician Paul Erdos could calculate in his head, given a person’s age, how many seconds they had lived, when he was just 4 years old.

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Over 30 of Paul Walker’s cars were stolen from a warehouse within 24 hours of his tragic death.

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A survey found that almost 9% of Americans fear zombies, which don’t even exist.

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In Virginia, it is illegal to hunt on a Sunday, except for raccoons, which can be hunted until 2 AM.

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20% of all women in London during the 1700s were prostitutes.

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The head of the CIA had his AOL email account hacked by a teenager in 2015.

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Some snakes, komodo dragons, sharks and turkeys are capable of “virgin births”, meaning, asexual reproduction.

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