McDonald’s drive-thru staff won’t serv …

McHorse_bannedMcDonald’s drive-thru staff won’t serve people on horseback.

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“Lucifer” and “.” (full stop) are ba …

banned_baby_names“Lucifer” and “.” (full stop) are banned baby names in New Zealand.

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Pineapples contain an enzyme that breakd …

pineapplePineapples contain an enzyme that breakdown proteins in your mouth. So when you eat a pineapple, it is eating you back.

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Every year a dozen or so tourists visiting…

Paris_syndrome_smallEvery year a dozen or so tourists visiting France (predominantly Japanese) suffer from an incredible condition called “Paris syndrome”.
We are all constantly bombarded by the media with the notion that Paris is one of the most romantic and magical places on earth, and unfortunately many tourists take this idea rather too seriously and come to Paris with wildly inflated expectations.
When they get here, they inevitably come crashing back down to reality.. Hard..
and these dozen or so tourists are driven into severe shock.
The Japanese consulate even supposedly has a dedicated 24 hour helpline to help cheer up the distressed holiday makers. Several become so distressed, that they have to be immediately repatriated and given treatment on the flight home.

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There are pictures of Knights fighting S …

KnightvSnail-smallThere are pictures of Knights fighting Snails in old Medieval manuscripts – and nobody knows why.

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Google hires goats. In 2009, the company …

Goats-googleGoogle hires goats. In 2009, the company rented around 200 goats for a week to eat the grass and fertilise the soil at its California headquarters.

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Giraffes have been called “especially g …

giraffesGiraffes have been called “especially gay” for often engaging in homosexual behavior more than heterosexual sex.

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In 1943, WWII destroyer O’Bannon found …

destroyer-O'BannonIn 1943, WWII destroyer O’Bannon found itself too close to a surfaced Japanese submarine to aim its guns. The sub ended up too close to the destroyer to allow it to depress its guns at a low enough angle to hit the sub. The sailors on that side near the sub’s deck gun didn’t have sidearms. What they did have was a pot full of potatoes. US Sailors saved the ship by throwing potatoes at the Japanese crew running to the sub’s deck gun.

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A captive shark, vomited up another, dif …

sharkarmcaseA captive shark, vomited up another, different shark, which had a human arm in it’s belly, and the arm was used to solve a murder.

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There is a Swedish religion called Kopim …

KopimismThere is a Swedish religion called Kopimism whose sole tenet is that all knowledge should be available to everyone—and thus, using CTRL+C and CTRL+V are sacred acts.

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A full head of human hair is strong enou …

hairA full head of human hair is strong enough to support 12 tons, or the weight of two elephants.

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When the time came a few years ago…

shaman_smWhen the time came a few years ago to find an Inuktitut term for the word “Internet,” Nunavut’s former Official Languages Commissioner, Eva Aariak, chose ikiaqqivik, or “traveling through layers”. The word comes from the concept describing what a shaman does when asked to find out about living or deceased relatives or where animals have disappeared to: travel across time and space to find answers. According to the elders, shamans used to travel all over the world: to the bottom of the ocean, to the stratosphere, and even to the moon. In fact, the 1969 moon landing did not impress Inuit elders. They simply said, “We’ve already been there!” Coincidentally, the Internet model does really consist of 7 layers.

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