Random Fact Sheet #64 – World is Weirder Than You Think: 30 Bizarre Facts

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26Boston Corbett

Boston Corbett

Boston Corbett, the man who shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth castrated himself with a pair of scissors in order to avoid sexual temptation and remain holy.

27. There is a city in Siberia called Akademgorodok created by Khrushchev to be an academic utopia filled with nothing but scientists with its own schools, single-family homes, and markets, which was considered a luxury at that time.

28. In Star Wars Legends, Jar Jar Binks' father was named George R Binks. He was an adventurer and successful whaler but attempted suicide because of how annoying his son was.

29. Schizophrenia was so commonplace among the post-famine Irish immigrant population, that it was often called 'Irish Madness'.

30. Actor Phill Lewis, Mr. Moseby in 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody', was sentenced to 5 years in prison in 1991 after killing a woman in a car crash.

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