Fact or Fiction? 30 Unsettling Real-Life Stories – Part 3

21Tooth-eye surgery

Tooth-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.

22Mariko Aoki phenomenon

Mariko Aoki phenomenon

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.

23Adolf Lu Hitler Marak

Adolf Lu Hitler Marak

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.

24Nose picking

Nose picking

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



“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.

26Chandre Oram

Chandre 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.

27A Book from the Sky

A Book from the Sky

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

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28Ann Hodges

Ann Hodges

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."

29Project Steve

Project Steve

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.

30Hardware Disease

Hardware Disease

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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