74 Fun Facts And Stories From “All Things Fascinating”

No matter how many books you read, documentaries you watch, people you know and podcasts you listen to, there will always be more information to learn about our world. And as it turns out, plenty of that info is actually incredibly interesting!

We took a trip to the All Things Fascinating X account to find some of the best fun facts and amazing true stories you may have never heard before, pandas. So enjoy scrolling through this list that’s sure to teach you something new, and remember to upvote the information you can’t believe is true! 

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#1 In 2019, A 5-Year-Old Michigan Boy Invitied His Kindergarden Class To Witness His Adoption. His Entire Class Showed Up

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#2 Chen Si Is A Man Who Spends His Weekends Visiting The Largest Bridge In China To Prevent People From Jumping. He Has Saved Over 300 People

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#3 In 2001, Kenny Waters, A Man Wrongfully Imprisoned For 18 Years, Was Finally Released After His High School Drop Out Sister Went To Law School, So That She Could Prove His Innocence

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The All Things Fascinating X (formerly Twitter) account has a simple goal: sharing “fascinating facts, stories and videos.” And although it has only been around since 2021, it has already shared over 900 posts and amassed nearly 100k followers. The creators even have a YouTube account and Instagram page sharing even more information about the world you might not know but would probably like to!

When it comes to learning fun facts, it can be challenging to know where to start. But according to J. Keith van Straaten, Host, Co-Creator, Co-Producer and Co-Writer of the Go Fact Yourself podcast, we should never stop seeking out new information. “What makes life interesting and expansive is a willingness to examine the stories we tell ourselves — and a willingness to change the narrative,” J. Keith told Bored Panda in a previous interview.

#4 In Cluj, Romania, You Can Pay For Your Bus Ticket By Doing 20 Squats. Disabled And Elderly People Get To Ride For Free

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#5 Daniel Kish Is A Blind Man Had To Have His Eyes Removed Before He Was 13 Months Old Because Of Eye Cancer

He’s mastered the ability of echolocation by clicking his tongue and listening to the echoes.

He can ride his bike in traffic, recognize a building from as far away as 1000ft, differentiate specific kinds of cars. He is able to live a relatively normal life.

Kish and his organization have also taught a form of echolocation to at least 500 blind children around the world.

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#6 This Wild Orangutan Tried To Save A Man From A Snake Infested Pond Believing That He Was In Danger. The Man Was Actually There To Remove Snakes From The Pond To Keep The Apes Safe. This Ape Made Repeated Attempts To Help The Man, By Reaching Out His Hand

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“What usually makes a fact fun is that it challenges an existing narrative. In a small way, fun and random facts remind us to stay humble and be open to being surprised,” J. Keith explained. “Plus, if you need something to talk about at a party or on a date, you’ve always got something in your pocket.”

And there are no fun facts that aren’t worth knowing, as the podcast host shared that he knows plenty of facts that might make people wonder why in the world he knows that information. “A few [strange facts] that come to mind: Famed astronomer Carl Sagan sued Apple for calling him a butt-head. The Bellagio Hotel’s lake is wider than the Titanic was long. The currency of the Cook Islands featured a topless woman riding a shark… Harley-Davidson once sold its own fragrance called Black Fire,” J. Keith previously told Bored Panda.

#7 In 1836, The Directors Of The Bank Of England Received An Anonymous Letter, In Which The Author Claimed To Have Direct Access To The Gold In The Bank

The directors assumed this to be a joke and simply ignored it.

However, sometime later, they received another letter, in which the enigmatic author offered to meet them at an hour of their choosing inside the main gold vault.

According to the bank’s website, the directors were intrigued but considered it impossible for someone to break into the vault without their knowledge.

Nevertheless, they agreed to the meeting and gathered together one evening, inside the vault as agreed.

To their great surprise, at the appointed time, a noise was heard beneath the floorboards, and a man popped up underneath their feet.

He was a sewer worker who had been working on repairs close to the Bank of England site at Threadneedle Street.

During his routine inspection, he had discovered an old drain that led directly underneath the gold vault inside the bank itself.

After a quick stock take, they realized that the sewer worker had not taken anything from the vault, despite having multiple opportunities to do so.

As a reward for his honesty, the directors gifted him £800, a sum that equates to £80,000 in today’s money.

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#8 In 2012, A German Kindergarten Teacher Named Ina Koenig Jumped Down A 75-Foot Mine Shaft When A 3-Year-Old Student Of Hers Fell Into It

The shaft was filled with cold water, but Koenig managed to keep the child’s head above the surface for over 2 hours, saving his life.

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#9 In 2009, Sgt. Dakota Meyer Disobeyed A Direct Order To Pull Back From His Position And Instead Rescued Wounded Soldiers From A Firefight Nearby

He went back five times, saving the lives of 36 soldiers. When asked why he did what he did, he said: That’s what you do for a brother.

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While there are plenty of ways we can acquire interesting information these days, J. Keith says him and his co-host Helen Hong spend dozens of hours searching the internet and visiting the library for each episode of their show. “A great resource for lesser-known facts are interviews on YouTube,” J. Keith noted. “You pick up a lot in a spoken discussion that hasn’t already been disseminated in articles. Of course, when possible, we go to the sources themselves — making calls to professors and authors to make sure we have our facts straight.”

#10 In 2000, Zanjeer, A Mumbai Police Dog, Was Was Honored With A Full State Funeral When He Died

During the time of the 1993 Bombay bombings in March, Zanjeer helped avert at least three more attacks in Bombay, Mumbra, and Thane.

The first incident happened on 15 March 1993 when Zanjeer alerted his handlers to a scooter bomb on Dhanji Street that contained RDX explosives and gelatin sticks.

He was then called to the scene of ten unclaimed suitcases outside the Siddhivinayak Temple where the dog detected three Type 56 rifles, five 9-mm pistols, and 200 grenades marked “Arges 69”.

Days later, Zanjeer investigated two suitcases at the Zaveri Bazaar that contained nine Type 56 rifles.

Over the course of his career he detected more than 2,329kg of explosives, 249 hand grenades, and 6406 rounds of live ammunition.

Zanjeer developed bone cancer and died in November 2000.

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#11 In 2018, A Heroic Dad, Brad Lewis, Saved His Youngest Son From A Fatal Fall From A Balcony By Jumping After Him And Cradling Him To His Chest, Taking The Brunt Of The Impact

He suffered a fractured skull among other injuries.

The incident happened when his son fired a toy Nerf gun and chased after the bullet onto the balcony – only for him to slip and lose his footing.

Both Brad and his son made a full recovery.

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#12 In 1996, A Mother Cat Named Scarlett Rescued All 5 Of Her Kittens From A Building Burning In NYC. She Walked Through Flames 5 Times To Rescue Each One

Scarlett had been severely burned in the process of pulling her kittens from the fire. Her eyes were blistered shut, her ears and paws burned, and her coat highly singed.

The majority of her facial hair had been burnt away. After saving the kittens she was seen to touch each of her kittens with her nose to ensure they were all there, as the blisters on her eyes kept her from being able to see them, and then she collapsed unconscious.

Scarlett and her kittens were then taken to a vet and were treated for injuries.

The weakest of the kittens, a white-coated, died of a virus a month after the fire. However, after three months of treatment and recovery, Scarlett and her surviving kittens were well enough to be adopted.

Scarlett died on October 11, 2008, while with her adoptive family in Brooklyn.

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But no matter how much research J. Keith does for his podcast, he’s not worried about becoming bored of fun facts any time soon. “Our show is based on the interests that our guests have, many of which I don’t share. So there’s always more facts to investigate and more knowledge to celebrate,” he previously told Bored Panda.

“‘Go Fact Yourself’ uses trivia about topics our guests love, to bring people together with experts on that topic. It’s always a point of pride when we ask a question of our guest that even our expert didn’t know the answer to,” J. Keith shared. “Or to discover something NOBODY knew about (Did you know Celine Dion sang the wrong words to one of her songs on a best-selling album??)”

#13 Barry Marshall Was Convinced That The Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria Caused Stomach Ulcers, But No One Believed Him

Since it was illegal to test his theory on humans, he drank the bacteria himself and developed ulcers within days.

He treated them with antibiotics and we on to win a Nobel prize in 2005.

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#14 A Long Exposure Of A Plane Taking Off

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#15 On April 1, 2001, Hooters Offered Employees The Chance To Win A Toyota As Part Of A Beer Sales Contest

One employee called Jodee Beery knocked it out of the park with sales and ended up winning the contest.

But instead of a car, she got a small package with a toy Yoda inside and
Hooters claimed the entire contest was only an April Fools’ joke.

A year later Berry and Gulf Coast Wings, Inc., the corporate owner of the restaurant, ended up with a settlement at court.

Berry cited breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation and walked out with an undisclosed sum of money in her pockets.

David Noll, her attorney, was quoted on saying that the amount of money the woman received would allow Jodee to “pick out whatever type of Toyota she wants.”

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For another previous Bored Panda article featuring fascinating fun facts, we got in touch with fellow lover of fun facts and author of How to Kill an Earworm, Jana Louise Smit. When it comes to why we should never stop learning, Smit says, “Continuous learning makes you smarter and can ground you in a world where people are being swept away by false stories. I believe that fun facts make the best teacher. They’ll educate, inform, and open the mind merely by being entertaining.”

#16 In 2001, Actor Mark Ruffalo Had A Realistic Dream That He Had A Brain Tumour

Despite no previous signs, he went to see a doctor due to the vividness of his dream.

The doctor booked him in for a CAT scan & discovered that Ruffalo did indeed have a brain tumor behind his ear, which was subsequently removed.

Ruffalo addressed the issue in 2011 with W magazine stating: “You just deal with it. You go on. I’m fine now, I only lost my hearing in one ear. I see it as kind of a gift in a weird way. Your priorities become very clear. My relationship to acting became very clear.”

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#17 In 2007, Us Marine, Brian Dennis Befriended A Stray Desert Dog Called Nubs In Iraq. After The Dog Was Stabbed With A Screwdriver, The Marine Nursed Him Back To Health

The two developed such a bond that when the unit left, Nubs picked up the scent and walked 70 miles through Iraqi desert warzone to be with him.

Nubs’ miraculous journey forced the Marine’s hand, and Dennis and his fellow Marines unanimously decided to keep the animal, building a doghouse at the camp.

When two military police officers told Dennis the dog could not stay at the camp, he decided the only way to properly keep the animal was to get it to the United States.

Dennis’ family and close friends helped raise $3,500 to fly the dog to San Diego.

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#18 Earlier This Year, A Portuguese Dog Named Bobi, Set The Record For The Worlds Oldest Dog. He’s 30 Years Old

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Smit also shared why she was inspired to write a book featuring psychology fun facts we all should know. “I want people to fall in love with the wonderful rabbit hole of psychology and that means giving them something of value, something that will keep their eyes glued to the page,” she explained. “For this reason, I decided to write a book packed with unusual facts that provide quick shortcuts to a deeper understanding of the human mind.”

#19 In 1994, A 73-Year-Old Man Who Was ‘Too Blind’ To Get A Driver’s License Drove 240 Miles From Northwestern Iowa To Southwestern Wisconsin, On A 1966 John Deere Lawnmower To Visit His Brother, Who Recently Had A Stroke

On good days he averaged about five miles an hour along U.S. 18. But about four days into the trip, the engine failed on his mower in West Bend, 21 miles from where he had started in Laurens, Iowa.

Straight spent $250 replacing points, the condenser, plugs, the generator and the starter.

He made it to Charles City, 90 miles from West Bend, when he ran out of money in mid-July, and had to camp out until his next Social Security check arrived.

By Aug. 15, he had made it to within two miles of his brother’s house near Blue River, but then his mower broke down again. A farmer helped him push it the rest of the way.

In total, the journey took six weeks, and he inspired the 1999 film ‘The Straight Story.’

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#20 Li Jingzhi, A Chinese Woman, Was Reunited With Her Son, Jia Jia, Who Was Kidnapped In 1988

On October 17, 1988, Jia Jia’s father, known by his surname Mao, took the two-year-old boy out to play in their neighbourhood in the city of Xi’an.

Mr Mao then walked into a hotel to ask for a cup of water for the thirsty toddler, but when he returned, he realised his son had gone missing.

His mother then spent more than 32 years travelling across all of China, through 20 provinces and hundreds of towns looking for him.

During her quest, she helped reunite 4 different children with their families before eventually finding her own son.

It turns out Jia Jia had been sold to a family in Sichuan in south-western China for 6,000 yuan.

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#21 Mt. Fuji From The International Space Station

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Smit also shared some of the most interesting information she’s come across through all of her research. Apparently, mosh pits are a topic she found particularly fascinating. “Like most people, I assumed mosh pits happened when music fans lost their minds during a live performance, simple as that. I was surprised to learn that this ‘mindless’ behavior is actually a microcosm with a complex social psychology,” Smit explained.

#22 Ann Hodges Shows Off Her Bruise After Being Hit By A Meteorite, 1954

In Sylacauga, Alabama in 1954, Ann Hodges was napping on her couch, when a softball-size hunk of black rock broke through the ceiling, bounced off her radio console, and hit her in the thigh, leaving a very large bruise.

A geologist working in the area was called to the scene and determined the object was a meteorite weighing 8.5 pounds and measuring seven inches in length.

Ann Elizabeth Hodges is the first documented case of a human struck by a meteorite.

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#23 In 1993, A Man Named James Scott Purposely Damaged A Levee And Caused A Massive Flood Of The Mississippi River Only To Stall His Wife From Coming Home So That He Could Party

His actions flooded 14,000 acres of farmland, destroyed buildings, and closed a bridge. He was convicted of “intentionally causing a catastrophe” and is still in prison serving a life sentence.

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#24 On April 19th 1995, A Man Named Mcarthur Wheeler Robbed A Bank With Lemon Juice On His Face As A Disguise

Since he knew lemon juice could be used as invisible ink, he was sure it would make his face invisible on the CCTV. He smiled at each camera he saw.

Later that night, the police arrested him.

When they showed him the CCTV footage, Wheeler stared in disbelief. He said to the officers “but I wore the juice.”

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And if you need some advice or inspiration to keep you on the path of being a lifelong learner, Smit says, “Choose a topic that you’re already interested in, but don’t hesitate to dive into something completely novel every now and again. Both have the ability to keep you engaged and learning for life.”

#25 This Is Francesco Lentini, The 3 Legged Man. The Italian-American Circus Performer Was Born With 3 Legs, 4 Feet And 2 Sets Of Functioning Genitals. He Spent His Years Working For The Circus And Lived Until The Age Of 77

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#26 In 2015, Aitabdel Salem, A 41-Year-Old From Queens, Spent 5 Months In Jail At Rikers Island, One Of The Country’s Most Notorious Prisons, Not Knowing That His Bail Was Just $2

Salem was initially jailed on a $25,000 bail for allegedly attacking a police officer who was arresting him on charges of shoplifting on November 21, 2014.

Prosecutors for the case, however, failed to land an indictment, and a judge ordered Salem’s release on November 28, 2014, just one week after his arrest.

Salem, however, still had to pay two $1 bail charges for two unrelated tampering and mischief charges.

The only problem: Salem didn’t know just $2 could set him free. He remained in the overcrowded prison until May 2015.

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#27 The Worlds Most Dangerous Plant

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Have you learned something new from this list, pandas? We hope you’re enjoying reading all of these fascinating fun facts and stories, and be sure to keep upvoting all of your favorites! Let us know in the comments if you’ve got any more amusing facts to share, and then if you’re interested in learning even more, we recommend checking out this Bored Panda article featuring weird fun facts!

#28 On April 28, 1988, The Roof Of An Aloha Airlines Jet Ripped Off At 24,000 Feet, But The Plane Still Managed To Land. There Was One Fatality

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#29 A Colombian Woman Named Marina Chapman Was Raised By Capuchin Monkeys For 5 Years After Being Abandoned In The Jungle

She learned to scale trees, catch birds and rabbits with her bare hands, and lived as one of them until she was discovered by hunters.

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#30 There Was A Fad In The 1950’s Called Booth Stuffing Where Teens Would Try To Stuff Themselves In Phone Booths

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#31 A Single Red And White Colored Home On A Block Bordering The Ocean In Maui Miraculously Survived The Wildfires That Destroyed The Resort City Of Lahaina

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#32 This Is A Dog With A Myostatin Deficiency, Which Allows For Unrestricted Muscle Growth

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#33 In 2016, Michael Orchard Broke Into His Neighbour’s Burning House And Rescued Their Dog. However, It Turned Out That The Dog Didn’t Need Saving Because The House Was Not On Fire

The “fire” was part of a hallucination he was experiencing after taking mistakenly mixing his cough medicine with LSD.

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#34 Richard Batista Gave His Wife A Kidney. Four Years Later, She Filed For A Divorce. During Court, Richard Demanded She Return His Kidney Or Pay $1.5 Million

In 2001, Dawnell Batista was suffering from kidney disease and was in need of a transplant.

Richard, her husband at the time, offered to donate one of his kidneys. The transplant was a success, and Dawnell’s health improved significantly.

However, the couple’s marriage began to deteriorate, and they eventually divorced in 2005.

During the divorce proceedings, Richard made the surprising demand that Dawnell return the kidney he had donated to her or pay $1.5M in compensation, arguing that it was a gift given in the expectation of love and companionship, which had not been fulfilled.

It was ruled that organs in the United States may not be bought or sold, and donating one is considered a gift.

Richard did not get his kidney back or any compensation.

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#35 In 1863, Jacob Miller, A Union Army Soldier From The 9th Indiana Infantry, Survived Being Shot In The Head During The Civil War

On Sept. 19, 1863, during the battle of Chickamauga, a musket ball pierced him between the eyes, he fell backward and was left for dead on the battlefield.

He distinctly recalled his captain say, “It’s no use to remove poor Miller, for he is dead.”

Miller relayed his story and personal experiences in an interview he gave to a Joliet, Illinois, newspaper in 1911:

“At last, I became conscious and raised up in a sitting position. Then I began to feel my wound,” Miller recalled. “I found my left eye out of its place and tried to place it back, but I had to move the crushed bone back as together as near together as I could first. Then I got the eye in its proper place. I then bandaged the eye the best I could with my bandana.”

Miller had been reported dead by his captain, and his name was printed in the newspapers among the killed. Two months later, friends and family finally received word from Miller that he was alive.

He received a pension from the government and could not work because of his wound. He married and had a son.

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#36 4000 Years Old Ancient Babylonian Clay Tablet Which Is A Customer’s Letter Complaining About Sub-Standard Copper And Wanting A Refund. It Is Considered To Be The Oldest Known Written Complaint

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#37 When Steve Fugate Lost His Two Children, He Hiked Across The United States For Over 12 Years With A Sign That Said “Love Life” To Remind People That They Can Always Overcome Life’s Hardships, With The Right Mindset And To Never Give Up

Fugate said it takes him approximately 6 to 8 months to walk across the U.S. averaging anywhere between 7 to 14 miles a day and resting for about two days at a time. Fugate’s first walk was back in 2001.

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#38 A Size Comparison Between The Titanic And A Modern Cruise Ship

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#39 Between 2013 And 2015, Evaldas From Lithuania Received $99m From Facebook And $23m From Google By Forging Invoices For Goods They Hadn’t Ordered

Evaldas had set up an incorporated company in Latvia that had more or less the same name as Quanta Computer Inc, a Taiwan-based computer and electronic hardware manufacturing firm.

But rather than paying for legitimate services, they were instead wiring money over to bank accounts in Latvia and Cyprus that were controlled by Evaldas.

To explain the massive influx of money to the banks, he used forged invoices, contracts and letters that appeared to have been signed by executives and agents from Google and Facebook.

In 2017, aged 50, Evaldas was caught by Lithuanian authorities before being extradited to New York.

He pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and in 2019 he was sentenced to 60 months in prison for his criminal scheme.

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#40 In 1724, Margaret Dickson Was Hanged But Later Found Still Alive. She Then Was Allowed To Go Free Because Under Scots Law. Her Punishment Had Been Carried Out, She Could Not Be Executed For A 2nd Time For The Same Crime

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#41 The Largest And The Most Populated City On Earth, Tokyo, Japan

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#42 In 2017, German Police In Frankfurt Found A Car Belonging To A 76-Year- Old Man Who Had Forgotten Where He Parked It, 20 Years Earlier

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#43 Vulture Bees Feed On Rotting Meat Instead Of Nectar And Their Honey Is Called Meat Honey. This Is Their Hive

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#44 The Inventor Of Vaseline, Robert Chesebrough, Was Such A Firm Believer In Its Medicinal Properties That He Claimed To Have Eaten A Spoonful Of It A Day

During a bout of pleurisy in his 50s, he ordered his nurse to cover him from head to toe in the substance, and soon recovered.

He lived to be 96 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City.

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#45 In 2012, The Chinese Government Built A Highway Around A Mans Home After He Refused To Move Out

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#46 Bugs Seeking Higher Ground During A Flood

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#47 In 2015, A German Man Was Ordered To Split Half His Belongings With His Ex-Wife After Filing For Divorce

In response, he literally began to saw their possessions in half to give to her. He even filmed himself doing it.

In the clip, uploaded by the user “Der Juli,” he can be seen sawing a TV screen, wicker chair, iPhone, bed and even a car in half.

The video’s description, written in German, roughly translates to: “Thank you for 12 ‘beautiful years,’ Laura! You’ve really earned half. Greetings also to my successor.”

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#48 Owen J. Baggett Became Legendary As The Only Person To Down A Japanese Aircraft With An M1911 Pistol Hitting The Pilot In The Head While He Was Parachuting

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#49 In North Carolina, A Girl Who Was Missing For 6 Years Has Been Found After A Stranger Recognised Her From An Episode Of “Unsolved Mysteries” On Netflix

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#50 A Man Who Thought He Was Suffering From Lung Cancer Underwent Urgent Surgery To Remove A Cancerous Growth In His Lungs. The Surgeons Discovered The Man Did Not Have Lung Cancer, The ‘Growth’ Was Actually Just A Toy Traffic Cone He Inhaled 40 Years Ago

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#51 In 1969, John Lennon And Yoko Ono Visited An Astrologer Who Told Them John Would Die On An Island

They were so disturbed that they cancelled their extended Greek Isles vacation.

Just over 10 years later John died on Manhattan island.

Lennon’s widow Ono has spoken out before about the prophecy.

In an interview with Mr Mastorakis in 2000, she said: “we would never think of Manhattan as an island in that context.

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#52 This Oak Door Belonging To Westminster Abbey Is The Oldest Door In Great Britain

It has been standing for over 950 years, dating back to the reign of Edward the Confessor in the 1050s. The door was made from a single oak tree.

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#53 On November 17, 2012, José Salvador Alvarenga, A Salvadoran Fisherman, Embarked On A Two-Day Fishing Expedition Into The Pacific Ocean From A Small Fishing Village In Mexico

Accompanying José was Ezequiel Córdoba, a 22-year-old day worker who tragically did not make it back to shore when their ship set sail.

During their journey, the two men encountered a powerful storm that left them incapacitated. Their boat’s engine failed, and lacking paddles and sufficient food supplies, they faced a dire situation.

For a staggering 14 months, their boat aimlessly drifted across the Pacific Ocean. Tragically, Ezekiel succumbed to starvation after just four months into the journey.

José, determined to survive, resorted to consuming anything he could catch using the only tool he possessed—a knife. His desperate diet included raw fish, turtles, small sharks, and sea birds.

In his struggle to stay hydrated, José resorted to extreme measures. He resorted to drinking turtle blood and even his own urine to sustain himself.

It wasn’t until January 30, 2014, that José was discovered naked on Marshall Island, clutching only a knife in his hand.

Throughout his harrowing ordeal, he had drifted for an astounding 438 days, covering a distance of over 10,000 kilometers. To put this into perspective, the Earth’s diameter measures 12,742 kilometers.

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#54 Robert Liston Was A Scottish Surgeon In The 1800s Who Is Most Famous For Completing A Surgery That Resulted In A 300% Mortality Rate

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#55 Runit Dome, A Leaky Concrete Sarcophagus Containing 73000 Cubic Meters Of Radioactive Debris From 68 Nuclear Detonations And Biological Warfare Remains On Marshall Islands

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#56 Iguazu Falls, It Is Shared Between Brazil And Argentina

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#57 This Is A Real Picture Taken By Photographer Keinichi Ohno. It’s A Single Photo Of A Bird Standing At The Edge Of Some Water With A Wall And Its Reflection Creating A Fascinating Optical Illusion

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#58 Mercy Dogs Served In Both World Wars And Saved Countless Lives In The Process

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#59 An Obese 100-Year-Old Crocodile Died From Overeating After Bengali Worshippers Repeatedly Threw It Sacrificial Chickens And Goats For Good Luck, As Villagers Became Desperate In An Uncertain Economic Climate

This was due to the local belief that anybody who feeds the hunger of crocodiles will have their hearts’ desires fulfilled.

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#60 In 2022, Three Men Survived An 11-Day Journey From Nigeria To The Canary Islands By Sitting On The Rudder Of A Ship

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#61 Harrison Okene Spent 60 Hours Underwater In Darkness After His Boat Capsized 20 Miles Off The Coast Of Nigeria And Sank To The Bottom Of The Ocean. He Was Discovered Alive By Divers Who Were Sent To Recover Dead Bodies

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#62 In 2011, A 29-Year-Old Australian Man Found An ATM Glitch That Allowed Him To Withdraw Cash Way Beyond His Balance

Over 5 months, he spent $1.6 million of the bank’s money on parties, private jets, vacations abroad, and even paid off his friends’ university fees.

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#63 This Is Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez, Better Known As Fray Tormenta, Priest Who Wrestled To Feed Orphaned Children. Inspiration For Nacho Libre Movie

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#64 A Scorpion Found In A Mine That’s Turned Into Copper Over Time

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#65 In Order To Fulfill Michael Jackson’s Dream Of Shopping Like An Everyday Person And Experiencing The Act Of “Placing Items In A Basket,” A Supermarket Was Temporarily Closed

His friends and family filled the store, masquerading as fellow shoppers and staff to create an authentic shopping atmosphere.

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#66 The Last Photograph Of The Beatles Together. August 22, 1969 At John Lennon’s Countryside Estate

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#67 Residents Of West Berlin Showing Their Children To Their Grandparents Who Reside On The Other Side In 1961

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#68 In 2012, A Chicago Man Named Brandon Preveau Bought A Car For $600 And Registered It In His Ex-Girlfriend’s Name, He Then Parked It At O’hare Airport And Racked Up 678 Parking Tickets, Totaling A Whopping $105,761.80

The ex, Jennifer Fitzgerald, was initially being demanded to pay the full $105,000.

The city eventually agreed to drop $100,000 in ticket fines against Fitzgerald leaving her with a final bill of $4,470.

Brandon Preveau had to pay the initial down payment of $1,600 and Fitzgerald was ordered to pay an additional $78 per month until the fine is paid off.

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#69 Office Whiskey Machine From 1950’s

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#70 In 2011, Pacific Islanders Uein Buranibwe, And Temaei Tontaake Got Lost At Sea After Their Gps Malfunctioned

They spent 33 days adrift, being dragged over 500 miles across the ocean.

On their 33rd day, the pair finally ran aground on a remote atoll, named Namdrik, which is home to just 600 people.

It was at this atoll that they discovered that Temaei Tontaake’s uncle who had vanished at sea 50 years earlier had washed up on this same atoll.

Unable to contact home to tell them he was okay, he stayed and married into the community.

His uncle Bairo had since died, but his descendants were still living on the island.

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#71 On December 10, 1997 Julia Hill Climbed A Thousand Year Old Californian Redwood Tree And She Didn’t Come Down For Another 738 Days

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#72 Stacking Pallets 155 Feet High For The World’s Largest Bonfire In Norway

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#73 This Is What The Fangs Of The Goliath Tarantula Look Like, One Of The Largest Spiders In The Animal Kingdom

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#74 These Are Members Of The Fat Men’s Club Of NY (1904). Members Had To Be At Least 200 Pounds, Pay A $1 Fee To Enter And Learn A Secret Handshake And Password

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