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Wife Carrying and Other Weird Championships

The Unusual Facts
The Unusual Facts

Champions of the Weird

Air Guitar. Wife Carrying. Canine Freestyle Dancing. Just a few of the oddball “sports” in which it’s possible to win a National Championship.

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It’s Friday, So Just Lay Back and Relax...

On a 27,000-square foot hammock.

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The Lake Strangler

It sounds like the plot of a campy horror movie, but it actually happened. Back in 1986, Lake Nyos exploded, creating a cloud of gas that killed more than 1700 people across a 15-mile radius.

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The Great SNL Debate

Is it alright for the Saturday Night Live cast to laugh throughout their sketches?

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Now That’s A Fish Tale

Even if you aren’t a fisherman, these viral fishing stories are rather interesting.

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I Knew That Seemed Like A Bad Idea

Sticking your head inside of a crocodile’s mouth is one of those “zero margin for error” type activities. Safely doing it a thousand times is well and good, unless you’ve attempted it 1,001 times.

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Ward 3B

In this article, The Big Roundtable details the world inside a psychiatric ward.

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On This Date: The Post Office Established

On this date in 1775 the US Postal system was created. So you might be wondering if you can start your own.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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