Fact or Fiction? 25 Bizarre Real-Life Stories – Part 2

11Nigerian Businessman

Nigerian Businessman

In 2012, a wealthy Nigerian businessman named Uroko Onoja was trying to getting it on with his youngest wife, when his other five wives burst in with sticks and knives demanding that he satiate their urges first. After a few rolls in the sack, it was the penultimate wife’s turn when he collapsed and died, presumably of cardiac arrest brought about by exhaustion. Reports state he was raped to death and two of the wives were arrested.


12Inevitable Attraction

Inevitable Attraction

An unnamed couple met each other and immediately felt an “inevitable attraction” to one another. They started a romantic relationship together, which eventually led to them getting married. Soon after their wedding, it came to light that they were in fact twins separated at birth. The courts annulled the British couple's union after they discovered their true relationship.


13Come and See

Come and See

'Come and See' was a 1985 film from the Soviet Union that told the story of shell-shocked victims of the Third Reich’s invasion of the USSR. Director Elem Klimov used real guns during the filming of this movie and loaded them with live ammunition instead of blanks to make the movie more realistic. Lead actor Aleksey Kravchenko described how bullets came within inches of his head during filming.


14Haunted Cane

Haunted Cane

In 2004, an Indiana woman named Mary Anderson put on eBay a haunted ‘Ghost Cane’ for sale. Though eBay at that time rejected ‘intangible items such as spirits or souls,’ because Ms. Anderson made it clear she was only selling the cane so that her son would no longer freak out, the item was accepted for bidding. The cane reached 132 bids and was sold for $65,000 to the Golden Palace casino in Antigua which had also added to its collection, a $28,000 grilled cheese sandwich which was said to bear the image of the Virgin Mary.


15Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

Everyone currently has hemorrhoids. They’re just not inflamed. St. Fiarce is the patron saint of hemorrhoids. He miraculously cured his inflamed anus by placing it upon a blessed rock. The stone survives to this day, imprinted with his holy hole, and many still flock to it hoping to cure themselves. It was once believed that if a person did not pray to St. Fiacre, they’d suffer from hemorrhoids. To treat them, the monks put a red-hot iron up the anus. To never experience inflamed hemorrhoids in your life, you should avoid sitting on the toilet for too long, straining, and holding your breath while making bowel movements.


16Trepanning

Trepanning

Trepanning is the surgical process of drilling a small hole in the skull to increase blood flow to the brain. Regarded as a pseudoscience, many believe it can elevate consciousness and bring back a childhood state of imagination and perception. About 5-10% of surviving Stone Age skulls have holes in them from trepanning. Needless to say, such exposure of the brain to airborne germs would often be fatal. Even John Lennon tried to convince Paul McCartney to drill a hole in his skull explaining “All you’d have to do is just bore a little hole in your skull and it lets the pressure off.”


17Edith Casas

Edith Casas

Johana, a model, who was just days away from her 20th birthday was found dead in 2010. Her body was found in a field near Pico Truncado, in Argentina. She had been shot twice in the head. Her former boyfriend Victor Cingolani was convicted of Johana’s murder and sentenced to 13 years in jail. Another woman named Edith Casas ended up marrying Victor in 2013, while he was still incarcerated for the murder of Johana. Edith Casas was the twin sister of Johana Casas and despite Edith’s parents intervening and courts demanding her mental evaluation, she went ahead with marrying her twin sister’s murderer.


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18Mark Quinn

Mark Quinn

Every five years artist Mark Quinn makes a bust of his head using his own frozen blood. Each cast takes 10 pints of blood which is collected from his body over a period of five months before being frozen. There is one specimen on permanent refrigerated display at the National Portrait Gallery in London.


19Teeth in Food

Teeth in Food

All it really takes is one freak accident at some point in the manufacturing process and you may end up with teeth in your food. Human teeth have been found in canned food, sausages, and ice creams. An Australian man nearly choked on a gold tooth in his Mars bar. One man sued Kraft Foods in 2006 for making him physically and mentally ill. He said his symptoms started when he bit into a large rodent tooth that was in hiding in his Planter’s peanuts.


20Trichobezoar

Trichobezoar

A trichobezoar is a medical term for a damp wad of undigested hair, moistened by bile and other digestive fluids also known as a hairball. Though uncommon in humans, hairballs have been reported and often associated with trichotillomania (compulsive hair-pulling). In 2014, a teenage girl in Kyrgyzstan had to undergo a surgery to remove a 9-pound hairball from her stomach. She had a nasty habit of picking up hair from the carpet and eating it. In another case, in 2012, doctors in India removed a hairball weighing nearly four pounds from the stomach of a 19-year-old girl.

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