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In 1942, there was a man in Mississippi called the Phantom Barber who would break into people's houses at night and cut their hair.
Evil Birthday Clown
In Lucerne, Switzerland, you can hire an evil clown to stalk your child for a week before their birthday, and on that day, he will smash a cake into your child’s face.
Giant River Otter
Giant river otters still exist in three remote river systems in South America. They can grow to almost 6 feet in length, hunt in packs, and even take on caimans.
Helicoprion was a relative of the shark that lived 270 million years ago. It was approximately 7.5m long and had chainsaw-like teeth.
Megalodon was the biggest shark that ever existed. It was larger than the average city bus and could bite down with a force between 10.8 and 18.2 tons - enough to crush a prehistoric whale's skull as easily as a grape.
Titanoboa was the largest snake that ever lived, measuring in at 13-15 meters in length and weighing about 2,500 lbs.
The most toxic substance known is botulinum toxin, otherwise known as Botox. One hundred nanograms is enough to kill a fully grown man; 1 kilogram would be enough to wipe out the entire human race.
It's possible to sequence DNA on gum and cigarette butts found in the street and 3D print a very accurate face from it.