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There is an autoimmune disease which mimics
the symptoms of demonic possession.
It affects mostly young women and can come
on with no pre warnings whatsoever.
There is an annual lying competition in England,
competitors from around the world have five minutes to
tell the biggest and most convincing lie they can.
Politicians and lawyers are banned from entering
because they' re thought to be too good at it.
Nixon deployed 25, 000 soldiers to NYC in 1970 to
deliver mail after carriers went on strike.
Although lead paint was recognized as toxic as early
as 1897 and banned by the League of Nations in 1922,
the US did not ban lead paint until 1971.
Dutch Klompen (whole feet wooden clogs) are
officially accredited as safety shoes, and are safer
than boots in many circumstances.
Cutting off a portion of an ear is the
universal sign of a neutered feral cat.
In 2012, the White House responded to a petition to
have a Death Star built by stating that "the
Administration does not support blowing up planets"
and that it would not fund a weapon "with a
fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a enemman
In 1876, it mysteriously rained meat over a
Kentucky town in what is now known as
the Kentucky Meat Shower.
Heartbreak is actually a form of
The US banned sliced bread in 1943, the FDA was
serious enough about this to issue the warning "to
protect the cooperating bakeries against the unfair
competition of those who continue to slice their own
bread... we are prepared to take stern measures if
On an average dag, the U. S. Coast Guard saves 10
lives, seizes 169 pounds of marijuana and 306
pounds of cocaine worth over million.
Airlines that use U. S. controlled airspace must
pay per mile to fly over land and . 20 per
mile to fly over the ocean. Fees are waived if a
flight takes off or lands in the US.
In the interuption Song Contest, the Communist
equivalent to Eurovision, viewers would vote by
turning on lights at a given moment; power plants
would measure the load to help determine the winner.
Pope Francis used to be a nightclub bouncer.
An individual horse has a peak power
output of 14. 9 horsepower.
A morbidly obese Houston man managed to sneak a
pistol into a jail by hiding it in his fat folds, before
admitting it to the police many hours later.
on eBay for . 50 and claimed it was used once
at a Mn Jovi concert.
In 2010, a man from Arizona sold an "air guitar" .
In 1983, a man confessed to his wife' s murder after part of
a female skull was discovered in a peat bog near their
home in England. He was convicted based on this
confession. The skull turned out to be from someone who
actually died about 1750 years earlier.
The word quarantine is derived from the days of
the Black Plague when ships entering Venice were
forced to anchor offshore for forty (or guaranty in
Italian) days before being permitted to unload.
The mayor of Bogota, Colombia, hired several hundred
mimes to mock poor drivers, leading to a decrease in
traffic violations. .
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