50 Weird Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

41Wellie Wanging

Wellie Wanging is a sport in which the objective is to throw a Wellington boot as far as possible.


42Eddie Gaedel

Eddie Gaedel, a dwarf, became the shortest person in MLB history when he went up to bat a single time in 1951. His jersey number was 1/8.


43Eric Moussambani

The first time Eric Moussambani saw an Olympic size swimming pool was when he swam in the 2000 Olympics. He has by far the slowest time in Olympic history and struggled to finish the race. He won his heat after his competitors were disqualified and set a personal best and a national record.


44Punch Imlach

During the 1974 NHL draft, Buffalo Sabres general manager Punch Imlach drafted Taro Tsujimoto, a non-existent Japanese hockey player as a joke when he was fed up with the league's drafting system. The pick was made official and was reported by major media outlets as a valid pick.


45Icelandic Elf School

The Icelandic Elf School in Reykjavík, Iceland offers lectures and guided tours about Icelandic folklore. The organization teaches about the hidden people and the 13 different kinds of elves that the organization believes inhabit the country of Iceland.


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46Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin once wrote a letter to the Royal Academy of Brussels titled "Fart Proudly". The letter discussed the health benefits of passing gas and even included fart related puns.


47Liver-eating Johnson

Liver-eating Johnson was an American mountain man rumored to have killed, scalped, and/or eaten the livers of up to 300 Crow Indians after a group of Crow braves murdered his wife. He ate the liver because it had significance for Crow beliefs about the afterlife.


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48Bonnacon

The Bonnacon was a medieval mythical beast that had curling horns and a mane and took down enemies with a jet of caustic feces.


49Gef

In the early 1930s, the Irving family on the Isle of Man claimed to be haunted by Gef the Talking Mongoose who would throw stones, ride the bus for the gossip and sing bawdy renditions of "Home on the Range." He described himself as “the fifth dimension...the eighth wonder of the world!”


50Bagism

Bagism is a term which was created by John Lennon and Yoko Ono as part of their extensive peace campaign in the late 1960s. The intent of bagism was to satirize prejudice and stereotyping. Bagism involved literally wearing a bag over one's entire body.

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