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Weird True Facts (WTF! Blog)

Weird True Facts (WTF! Blog)

Welcome to Ripley’s Weird True Facts!, the place online where you can get your Daily Dose of Weird. Following Ripley’s 90 year old tradition of bringing people the odd, bizarre and unusual from around the world, Weird True Facts! features daily stories that are unbelievably weird but undeniably true!

Mow the land, own the land

Mow the land, own the land

Folks in Sandusky, Ohio are taking advantage of a new city-wide plan aimed at improving neighborhoods and putting money back in the city. They’re calling it, “Mow it to own it.” All that’s needed to take advantage are two things: a vacant lot on the left or right of your […]
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Life-saving Beer

Life-saving Beer

On November 28, 2011, Clifton Vial, a resident of Nome, Alaska found himself trapped inside the cab of his Toyota pickup when he accidentally crashed his truck into a snowbank about 40 miles north out of town. The man had no food, no water and was stuck in the middle […]
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The 10,000 Year Clock

The 10,000 Year Clock

This is no ordinary clock There is a Clock ringing deep inside a mountain. It is a huge Clock, hundreds of feet tall, designed to tick for 10,000 years. The primary materials used in the Clock are marine grade 316 stainless steel, titanium and dry running ceramic ball bearings. The […]
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Two headed baby born healthy in Brazil

Two headed baby born healthy in Brazil

The baby has a single heart but two functioning brains. Doctors in Brazil are unsure whether they can safely operate on a baby born with two heads. “When doctors scanned her they realized that the baby had two heads and that a normal birth would be a great risk both […]
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Giant Car Cows

Giant Car Cows

The Finnish sculptor Miina Äkkijyrkkä purchases dozens of used vehicles from dealers around Finland and uses them to create enormous cow sculptures! About the Artist As an uncompromising, artistic individual Akkijyrkka has managed to combine in her output elements often seen as contradictory, such as agriculture and “high” culture, the […]
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Lost class ring returned after 72 years

Lost class ring returned after 72 years

This is the story of a long lost school ring, and the person who found it and returned it. 90-year-old Jesse Matos recently received a call he says he’ll never forget. Jesse said, “He called me up and told me, ‘I found your ring.’ What ring?” The caller told Jesse […]
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The world's deepest bedroom

The world’s deepest bedroom

Welcome to the Sala Silvermine Hotel You can sleep 508 feet underground in an underground suite in historic Sala Silvermine, one of the world’s best preserved mine settings. Here you will see dark winding galleries, vast caverns and magic lakes. Even to those not familiar with mining, the underground setting […]
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Plutonium Powered Pacemakers

Plutonium Powered Pacemakers

What da? … A Nuclear Pacemaker?? Pacemakers are used to stimulate a regular heartbeat when the body’s natural electrical pacing system is irregular or not transmitting properly. Over the years, various power sources have been used for pacemakers, including thermoelectric batteries containing 2 to 4 curies of plutonium-238 (88 year half-life).  […]
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Shin Kicking Championship?

Shin Kicking Championship?

Thousands of fans gather to watch an annual shin-kicking championships which date back to the 17th Century. 16 competitors battled it out in the vicious contest in Gloucestershire where they grasp each others shoulders and quack at their rivals shins. The sport dates back to 1636 when it formed part […]
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How Can Some People Hear Their Own Eyeballs Move?

How Can Some People Hear Their Own Eyeballs Move?

A disorder of the inner ear called superior canal dehiscence syndrome causes every sound within the body to be amplified, even the movement of one’s eyeballs, all the time. Sounds strange, but it is true (and treatable) … Believe It or Not! A CACOPHONY OF BODILY FUNCTIONS: Superior canal dehiscence […]
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