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Until the 1920s, there was a profession called 'knocker-up', which involved going from client to client and tapping on their windows (or banging on their doors) with long sticks until they woke up.
Roman Farting Edict
After hearing of a man who almost died from holding in farts whilst dining, Emperor Claudius is said to have proclaimed an edict that allowed Romans to fart at the dinner table.
A woman in Britain was sentenced to 20 months in jail for creating fake Facebook profiles and trolling herself.
Shocking Cosmetic Surgery
A man named Xiahn, formerly known as Max, was so obsessed with the Korean culture that he underwent 10 operations to look Asian.
The raccoon dog is a wild animal in East Asia which looks like a raccoon but is actually a dog.
In 2003, the skeletal remains of a human that measured 6 inches in length were found in a Chilean ghost town. A definite explanation for its size, mutations, and origin has yet to be found.
Arrested for Farting
In 2008, a 13-year-old boy in Florida was arrested for excessive farting in school.
Table Knives Origin
Table knives were originally made to be rounded instead of pointed to prevent people from picking their teeth... and stabbing each other.