Back in the early days of photography it was common to take pictures of recently deceased loved ones, propped up to look as if they were alive.

A Picasso painting that purportedly would have sold for a record price had its owner, Steve Wynn, not accidentally poked a hole in it, and which eventually did sell for a different record price.

A comic genre with balls and other bits for different countries doing what real countries do.

You may have had a chemistry set when you were a child. I bet it didn't come with radioactive substances in the box.

The world's shortest passenger flight, lasting as little as 53 seconds. Just don't expect an in-flight meal.

A condition frequently reported in medical students who perceive themselves to be experiencing the symptoms of the diseases they are studying.

The third shortest-lived state in history (see Benin Republic in Nigeria); it was independent for only 24 hours.

The closed funicular that connects an underground train station inside the Seikan Tunnel with a museum.

Published in 1825 as a Victorian children's book and described as "a round game for merry parties", the object of the game was to quickly recite alphabetical tongue-twisting mock-Latin gibberish.

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