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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


Holy Sites
Sedlec Ossuary
Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe


Artists with Interesting Lives, Art, or Both
Carlo Gesualdo
Yukio Mishima
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

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
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


Edifying Histories
Metal Umlaut


Other Noted Eukaryotes
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
Romanesco Broccoli
Casu Marzu
Our Natural World
Cymothoa Exigua

Island Gigantism
Traumatic Insemination


Monuments & Structures
Iron Pillar of Delhi
Stone Spheres of Costa Rica
Marree Man
Nan Madol
Plain of Jars
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
Cargo Cult
Red Rain in Kerala
Jedi Census Phenomenon
Paris Syndrome
Russian Woodpecker
Fan Death


Hashima Island
Maunsell Forts
Anaconda Smelter Stack


And the Rest
Pit of Despair
Kola Superdeep Borehole