100 Weird Facts That Sound Too Bizarre to be True
There are many intriguing things in the world that sound too unbelievable. Yet, these things often turn out to be true. Are you someone who enjoys reading about such facts? If so, this is certainly the right place for you! So prepare to have your mind blown, because here’s a list of 100 weird facts that sound too bizarre to be true.
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In Venezuela, capybaras are consumed during Lent
In Venezuela, capybaras are consumed during the Lenten season, recognized as “fish” by the Vatican. This designation, dating back to 1784, was based on the capybara’s semi-aquatic habits, allowing it to be eaten during Lent when meat is traditionally abstained from. This decision followed inquiries from Venezuelan clergy to the Vatican about the newly encountered animal, leading to its acceptance as a Lent-appropriate food due to its aquatic lifestyle.
Millipedes Cause Train Collision in Western Australia
In 2013, a train crash in Australia was linked to an infestation of millipedes on the tracks, which caused one train to slip and collide with another due to the slimy conditions created by the crushed insects.
Lal Bihari Mritak’s 19-Year Struggle for Justice as a Farmer Wrongly Declared Dead
A man was mistakenly pronounced dead and took on various challenges, including attending his funeral, seeking arrest, and running for office, as part of a 19-year effort to be officially recognized as alive.
The Unfortunate Skydiving Mishap of Ivan McGuire
In 1988, experienced skydiver Ivan McGuire, with 800 recorded dives, made his third jump of the day from 10,000 feet. Unfortunately, he had his camera rig with him but completely forgot to equip a parachute rig, making it the last jump of his life. The entire incident got recorded on his camera that survived the fateful fall.
Earth and Moon’s Coincidence
The Moon’s diameter is 1/400th that of the Sun, and its distance from Earth is 1/400th of that to the Sun, making it the same size as the Sun in the sky. No known planet and moon combination exhibit this coincidence.
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