35 Bizarre Facts That Are Stranger Than Fiction

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26Cows

Cows have best friends and get stressed when separated.


27. Joseph Pujol was a professional farter and highest paid performer at the Moulin Rouge. For his grand finale, he would play “La Marseillaise” through his anus and then blow out candles from yards away. Corseted women in the audience were known to pass out from laughter.


28. Joseph Stalin hired people to edit photographs throughout his reign. People who became his enemy were removed from every photograph pictured with him. Sometimes, Stalin would even insert himself in photos at key moments in history or had technicians make him look taller in them.


29. The Guinness World Record for highest fall without a parachute is held by Vesna Vulovic, a Serbian flight attendant who was the only survivor after a bomb went off on a commercial flight over Czechoslovakia in 1972. She fell 10,160 meters (33,330 feet) and recovered fully aside from a small limp.


30. There is a fish called Lungfish that can live out of water for many months in burrows of hardened mud beneath a dried-up stream bed.


31Cobras bounty

Concerned about the number of cobras in Delhi, British colonial officials created a bounty, only to discover secret cobra farms created to collect the bounty. When the officials shut down the program the farms released their snakes, meaning they had far more cobras than before they started.


32. French Queen Marie Antoinette had a fully functioning peasant village built on the grounds of Versailles. She loved strolling the village in simple shepherdess garb pretending to live a simple life milking cows or sheep, which were carefully maintained and cleaned by the servants.


33. In 1987, someone wearing a Max Headroom mask interrupted 2 TV broadcasts in Chicago. The FBI investigation was never solved and the man behind the mask was never caught.


34. On April 18, 1930, the BBC reported, "There is no news." Instead they played piano music.


35. The bikini was invented in 1946 by a Frenchman named Louis Réard. At that time, USA was conducting Atomic Bomb tests in the Bikini Atoll, and so Louis Réard named his two-piece swimsuit the “Bikini” as it was what he referred to as an “Anatomic Bomb.”

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