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Mysteries
Dancing Plague of 1518
Taman Shud Case
Voynich Manuscript
Bloop and Slow Down
Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic
Salish Sea Human Foot Discoveries
Wow! Signal
Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident
Vela Incident
Gloria Ramirez
Mary Celeste
The Hum
Oak Island
Rogue Wave 

Cities of Note
Crush, Texas
Centralia, Pennsylvania
Kowloon Walled City

 

Scandals, Hoaxes, Outrages, Frauds, & Other Such Things
Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men’s Marathon
Cadaver Synod
Mary Toft
Sokal Affair
Atari Video Game Burial
Seattle Windshield Pitting Epidemic
McMartin Preschool Trial
Bata Kindai Amgoza ibn LoBagola
Cheating at the Paralympic Games

 

Holy Men, Holy Creeds
Pope Michael I
Pope Benedict IX
Skoptsy

 

Holy Sites
Sedlec Ossuary
Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe

 

Artists with Interesting Lives, Art, or Both
Carlo Gesualdo
Yukio Mishima
Enheduanna
Joseph Ducreux
Cherubina de Gabriak

 

Artistic Feats
Berlin Gold Hat
Lion Eating Poet in the Stone Den
Kilroy Was Here

 

Good Lists
List of Cryptids
List of Common Misconceptions
World Press Photo of the Year
List of Animals with Fraudulent Diplomas
List of Inventors Killed by their Own Invention

Places
Salar de Uyuni
North Sentinel Island
Door to Hell
Bir Tawil
Boiling Lake
Bouvet Island
Forest Swastika
Phantom Island
Mill Ends Park 

People Sometimes Called “War Heroes,” Who, Despite the Problematic Nature of that Label, May Have Interesting Exploits
Wojtek
Jack Churchill
Simo Häyhä
Tadeusz Kościuszko
Hiroo Onoda
Mikhail Devyatayev

 

Actual War Heroes
Vasiliy Arkhipov
Stanislav Petrov
Hugh Thompson, Jr.

 

Various Other People
Timothy Dexter
Juan Pujol
Rochom P’ngieng
William James Sidis
Jim Corbett
Green Man
Ota Benga
Robert Liston
Tarrare

 

Edifying Histories
Metal Umlaut

 

Other Noted Eukaryotes
Pando
Tree That Owns Itself
Mike the Headless Chicken
L’Arbre du Ténéré
52-Hertz Whale

 

Houses and Collections of Houses Smaller than a Town
Ferdinand Cheval’s Palais Idéal
Spite House
Coral Castle
Colonial Street

 

Corpse Matters
Mellified Man
Mummy Brown

 

Culinary Matters
Scoville Scale
Hákarl
Romanesco Broccoli
Casu Marzu
MaDonal
Fugu
Our Natural World
Cymothoa Exigua

Island Gigantism
Humanzee
Traumatic Insemination

 

Monuments & Structures
Iron Pillar of Delhi
Stone Spheres of Costa Rica
Marree Man
Nan Madol
Plain of Jars
KVLY-TV Mast
Weather Station Kurt
Castaway Depot
Nazca Lines
Sarajevo Rose

 

Disasters & Tragedies, Some Natural and Some Not
London Beer Flood
St. Scholastica Day Riot
Boston Molasses Disaster
1958 Lituya Bay Megatsunami
S. A. Andrée’s Arctic Balloon Expedition of 1897
Tunguska Event
Anglo-Zanzibar War

 

Leaders or Something
Emperor Norton I
Pedro Lascuráin

 

Interesting Phenomena
Pica
Cargo Cult
Red Rain in Kerala
Jedi Census Phenomenon
Paris Syndrome
Russian Woodpecker
Haboob
Fan Death

 

Ruins
Hashima Island
Maunsell Forts
Anaconda Smelter Stack

 

And the Rest
Pit of Despair
Kola Superdeep Borehole
Ghoti