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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!

Tipu's Tiger - Ancient Mechanical Wonder

Tipu’s Tiger – Ancient Mechanical Wonder

Who Was Tipu? Tipu Sultan, was the de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in India, and was commonly known as the Tiger of Mysore and adopted this animal as the symbol of his rule. It is said that Tipu Sultan was hunting in the forest with a French […]
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Driving Mr. Bailey the Buffalo

Driving Mr. Bailey the Buffalo

At almost six feet tall at the hump, eight feet long and weighing 1800 pounds, Bailey junior is quite possibly the world’s largest domestic pet. Owned by Jim and Linda Fautner at their Spruce Grove property in Canada’s Alberta province, the three year old brute is a local and international […]
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South Korean scientists create glowing dog

South Korean scientists create glowing dog

South Korean scientists have created a beagle that glows green in certain types of light, adding yet another animal to the growing list of genetically modified dogs and cats produced in recent years. Tegon, the glowing, two-year-old beagle, glows with a bright, fluorescent green hue under ultraviolet light when a […]
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Girl Has Tongue Lengthened So She Can Speak Korean

Girl Has Tongue Lengthened So She Can Speak Korean

Student Rhiannon Brooksbank-Jones has had surgery to lengthen her tongue so she can speak Korean like a native. Rhiannon, 19, who hopes to live in Korea after university, found she had difficulties pronouncing some words. Her dentist said it was because her tongue was shorter than average, which meant she […]
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Two Headed Milk Snake

Two Headed Milk Snake

A University of Central Florida biologist says a rare, two-headed albino milk snake was recently born. Most two-headed snakes have typical coloration. Albino snakes don’t have dark pigmentation in their skin. Albino milk snakes appear in bright shades of red, orange and white. The biologist says two-headed snakes have been […]
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Giant Water Bug Eats Turtle

Giant Water Bug Eats Turtle

Believe it or Not!, a giant water bug has been photographed eating a juvenile turtle in an unusual predatory role reversal. Using its front legs the giant water bug gripped the turtle, inserting its syringe-like rostrum into the prey’s neck in order to feed. The giant water bugs are known […]
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Anyone Hungry?

Anyone Hungry?

What is What When It Comes to Skulls?? Asmat. A word that long scared people. Asmat is a word that became a synonym for cannibals. Asmat is a tribe whose members in the time of war ate brains of their enemies mixed with sago worms from their halved skulls. A […]
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The Bob Semple Tank

The Bob Semple Tank

The Bob Semple tank was a tank designed by New Zealand Minister of Works Bob Semple during World War II. Originating out of the need to build military hardware from available materials, the tank was built from corrugated iron on a tractor base. Designed and built without formal plans or […]
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100-year-old Marathon Runner

100-year-old Marathon Runner

Truly Unbelievable! Fauja Singh, 100, finished Toronto’s waterfront marathon Sunday evening, securing his place in Guinness World Records as the oldest person — and the first centenarian — to ever accomplish a run of that distance. Singh, a British citizen, was the last person to complete the race, crossing the […]
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Amphibious Ice Cream Truck

Amphibious Ice Cream Truck

British ice cream lovers have been lining up on land and sea to get a summertime treat from the world’s first amphibious ice cream van. Christened the HMS Flake 99, after the UK specialty of a vanilla cone with a Cadbury Flake bar on top, the vehicle has a top […]
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