Weird and Funny Facts You Might or Might Not Want to Know
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-Tibetans greet each other by bowing low and sticking out their tongues 3 times. Kenyan Masai warriors consider it good manners to spit at each other. On one hand, I’m absolutely disgusted, but one the other, I would absolutely love to introduce some of my enemies to Kenyan Masai Warriors.
-It isn’t only modern fashions that can be silly, in the middle ages men wore shoes so long and pointed that the toes had to be attached to their legs by chains so they could walk without tripping over them. A bit much don’t you think? Then again, what are high heels if not pretty looking torture devices.
- Eating fried mice was once a popular cure for smallpox. Eek!
-A law in Indiana, USA, prohibits people from travelling in buses within 4 hours of eating garlic. Pee- u.
-Rasputin, favourite of Tsar Nicholas 11 of Russia’s wife, Alexandra, proved hard to assassinate. He was fed poisoned cakes and wine, shot through the chest, clubbed over the head and thrown into the frozen Neva River. An autopsy later revealed he died from drowning. Wow, she really must have been a pain in the butt.
-It is against the law in New York City to leave a shop dummy naked in a window. What next?
Weird(not for the faint of heart)
-One day in 1973, frogs fell from the sky in thousands on the French village of Brignoles. I thought the expression was “raining cats and dogs” ??
-25 years after the death of Henry Liddell, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and father of Alice- the girl for whom Lewis Carrol wrote his famous Alice in Wonderland books- his profile appeared as a damp outline on the wall of the cathedral. The stain on the wall was still recognizable three years later. Excuse me I’m going to go cancel my train to Oxford.
-In 1930 a German newspaper reported an extraordinary story: it claimed that 5 men encased in ice had dropped to earth out of thunder cloud over the Rhôn mountains of central German. Don’t ask me what happened to them later, i was too scared to find out.
-The disappearance of the Marie- Celeste , an empty ship found floating undamaged off coat of Portugal in 1872 , remains one of the unsolved mysteries if the sea. Everybody knows about this but it was too hauntingly good to leave out .
- Vlad(Dracula) IV of Wallachia allied with Hungary in1461 to conquer Turkish Bulgaria. Crossing the Danube, he killed 25,000 people by impaling them on stakes. Somebody needs a date with a therapist..
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Credit: “Horrible but true” and “Amazing but True” authors: Sandy and Helen Ramsey and Vineyard Press.