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The Unusual Facts

Wife Carrying and Other Weird Championships

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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 Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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