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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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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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