The 1976 April Fools’ Pranks, Planetary Alignment

On April fool’s Day, 1976, the BBC convinced many listeners that a special alignment of the planets would temporarily decrease gravity on Earth. Phone lines were flooded with callers who claimed they felt the effects. […]

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A man who has been suffering from headaches for nearly six months discovers chopsticks lodged in his brain

When it was discovered that a Vietnamese man with headaches and vision problems had chopsticks lodged in his brain, the doctors were almost as surprised as the man himself. […]

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George Dantzig solved two famous “unsolved” problems in statistics mistakenly as assignment

In 1939, George Dantzig arrived late to his statistics class. On the board were two famous “unsolved” problems in statistics written as an example by his professor. Dantzig mistook the examples for homework assignments. He solved the “unsolved” problems and submitted the homework to his professor a few days later. His solutions earned him a doctorate. […]

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The viral stray dog walked up to a pharmacy in Istanbul and showed an injured paw

Back in 2019, a stray dog walked up to a pharmacy in Istanbul and showed an injured paw to the pharmacist who then treated the wound and gave the dog food and water. The incident was caught on video, which went viral instantly. […]

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Troy Leon Gregg: the death row inmate murdered the same night he escaped

In July 1980, Troy Leon Gregg escaped from Georgia State Prison the night before his execution. However, he was killed in a fight in a bar just a few hours later. […]

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The Amazing Truth About The German U-Boat That Was Sunk By A Toilet

During WWII, a German captain and an engineer flushed the submarine’s high-tech toilet incorrectly, causing the vessel to rapidly fill with water. British planes patrolling the sea attacked them as the submarine was brought to the surface. While many members of the crew were killed in the attack, the captain escaped! […]

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Deer Walks Into Store To Check Their Goods, Comes Back Later With Her Kids

In 2017, a deer entered a Colorado store. An employee fed the deer a peanut bar in an attempt to get it to leave. The deer did leave, but later that day it returned with its entire family. […]

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Susan Warren ‘Cleaning Fairy’: who broke into a house to clean get sentenced

A woman from Cleveland named Susan Warren was detained in 2012 after breaking into random homes, cleaning them, and then leaving a bill and her contact information. She broke in, cleaned the inside of the house with a vacuum and duster, washed a few coffee cups, removed some trash, and so on. […]

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What exactly was the US’s ‘Ghost Army’ during WWII?

During WW2, there was a special unit of men dubbed the ‘Ghost Army’. The unit was made of artists, creative and engineers and their job was to create deception about the enemy. From inflatable tanks to phony convoys to scripted conversations in bars intended to spread disinformation, they used all possible tricks to fool the enemy. […]

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A man joins a search operation without realizing he is the missing person

Beyhan Mutlu, a Turkish national, was reported missing by local media and unintentionally joined search teams looking for himself in a forest. He was drunk and lost in the woods when he ended up in a group with others looking for himself. […]

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