During the Second World War, British double agent Eddie "Zigzag" Chapman and his MI5 colleagues faked a sabotage on an airplane factory. The 'damage' caused was so realistic that the German fell for it, and Chapman was awarded the Iron Cross for his act...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Ch

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In Australia and the UK, crossing guards or cross walk attendants are commonly known as "lollipop men" or "lollipop ladies", because of the modified circular stop sign he or she carries, which resembles a large lollipop.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing

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I learned that after the Bounty mutiny, William Bligh was made Governor of New South Wales. After trying to eradicate the local rum trade, he was overthrown in the first and only armed takeover of government in Australian history
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rum_Rebe

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In 1803, an English town experienced so many ghost sightings that its citizens formed armed ghost-patrols to catch the spirit. The hunt ended when a bricklayer dressed in white was mistaken for the ghost and shot in the face.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammersm

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The second officer of the Titanic stayed onboard till the end and was trapped underwater until a boiler explosion set him free. Later, he volunteered in WW2 and helped evacuate over 120 men from Dunkirk
encyclopedia-titanica.org/tita

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Psilocybin (Mushrooms) and Meditation are being used as an alternative to anti-depression medication
takingbackmymind.com/

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Hampton, Florida - A city that annexed 1,260 feet of US 301 and used it to raise $211,328 earning it a reputation as a speed trap on a national level.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton,_Fl

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Poe's Law: Without a clear indicator of the author's intent, it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views that can't be mistaken for a sincere expression of said extreme views.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_

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Gavel, a K-9 Cadet who was fired from the Police Academy for being too friendly after months of training; he then got a new job as Vice-Regal Dog for the Office of the Governor in Queensland where he greets visitors, attends official functions, sits in ...
telegraph.co.uk/pets/news-feat

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About Vasili Arkhipov, who was said to have saved the world from nuclear war by not giving his required approval to launch a nuclear torpedo when their submarine was feared to have been spotted by Americans when they were sent to Cuba during the Cuban M...
nationalgeographic.com/news/20

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Adelbert Waldron, an American Sniper who served during the Vietnam War, once picked off an enemy sniper in a coconut tree over 900 meters away, whilst on the back of a moving boat travelling down the Mekong River
laststandonzombieisland.com/20

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The first method of pregnancy test dates back to 1350 BC in Egypt. The method was urinating on wheat and barley seeds. If they sprout, you had a baby. Suprisingly, studies show that this test has a accuracy of 70%.
youtube.com/watch?v=aOfWTscU8Y

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Bees can affect the electric charge of a flower, which tells other bees that the flower is currently out of nectar. The hairs on their body can sense the negative electric charge and lets them know they shouldn't waste their time stopping by.
youtube.com/attribution_link?a

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That in 1975 Susan Ford, the daughter of then US president Gerald R. Ford, held her high school's senior prom at the White House. It was the only senior prom held at the white house, and nearly had The Beach Boys booked to play there.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Hol

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