37 True Real Life Lores That Sound Too Strange to Be True – Part 3

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26Tooth-eye surgery

There was a procedure developed in the 1960s that restored vision to those that were blinded, but a critical step involved pulling a healthy tooth from the patient. It's called osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis.


27. A certain portion of the population will consistently feel the urge to defecate shortly after walking into bookstores or libraries. Named after the otherwise-unheard-of woman whose confession to a Japanese book magazine made it famous, it's known as the Mariko Aoki phenomenon.


28. Many people in the Indian state of Meghalaya have "odd" names, such as "Adolf Lu Hitler Marak", "Frankenstein Momin" or "Boldness Billykid" due to the former UK colonial presence in the state capital of Shillong.


29. Picking your nose (rhinotillexis) then ingesting your booger (Mucophagy) helps boost your immune system.


30. “Tetraphobia” or avoiding the number 4 due to the fact it sounds similar to the pronunciation of death in Mandarin is taken very seriously by the Chinese. In some cases, this can lead to buildings missing multiple floors, so a 20-story building elevator goes up to 22 because there is no 4th or 14th floors.


31Chandre Oram

Chandre Oram is an Indian tea estate worker who lives in the Alipurduar district of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. He is famous for having a 33 cm (13 inches) long tail, which has made him an object of devotion to many, who believe him to be an incarnation of Hanuman, a Hindu deity associated with monkeys.


32. "A Book from the Sky" is a 604-page long book filled entirely with meaningless glyphs designed to resemble traditional Chinese characters.


33. On November 30th, 1954 in Sylacauga, Alabama, a grapefruit-sized meteorite crashed through the roof of Ann Hodges' house and struck her while she was napping. It is noted as, "the first documented extraterrestrial object to have injured a human being."


34. Project Steve is a list of scientists in which all signatories (1) support evolution, (2) oppose intelligent design, and (3) are named Steve or a variation of that name. As of September 27, 2018, 1432 Steves have signed the statement.


35. Farmers feed large magnets to cows to prevent "Hardware Disease". Cow Magnets sit in their "stomach" for the lifetime of the cow and prevent accidentally eaten pieces of metal from lodging in the stomach folds causing illness.


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36Cadaver Synod

Cadaver Synod was the posthumous trial of Pope Formosus. His corpse was dug up and found guilty, and his papacy voided. His corpse was then thrown in the River Tiber but became a source of miracles. His trial was then overturned and he was reburied, but a later pope upheld the conviction.


37. There is a square root day, like pi day but it is "celebrated on days when both the day of the month and the month are the square root of the last two digits of the year" (the next being 5th May 2025).

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