These 15 Situations Sound Too Insane To Be Real But Really Happened
Have you ever heard of a baboon working as a railroad signalman? Have you ever heard of a woman giving birth to rabbits? Yes, believe it or not, but all these events are true incidents that have actually happened in real life.
These sound absurd and like something out of a comedy movie but it really happened in the past. Like this, there are many other events that took place that will make us drop our jaws on the floor. We just need to read the facts to believe that they actually happened and are not a figment of anyone’s imagination.
1Buying a real mummy was easy
Yes, believe it or not, but buying a real-life mummy was easy in 15th century Egypt. This was all due to a misunderstanding of a translation. This led people to believe that mummies or embalmed corpses had healing abilities and people in Egypt began selling them. Even the Europeans bought them to be ground up and used in medicines. It was until the 20th century that this continued before the European mass media began broadcasting the curse of the pharaohs.
2A Japanese fighter thought World War II hadn’t ended
The end of World War II was great news for the entire world but not for Japanese officer Hiroo Onoda. He was part of the war while in the Philippine jungle. It was here that he received news that the war had ended in 1945 but he believed it to be the enemies’ propaganda. Even after the two soldiers with him left for home, he still remained in the jungle for 30 years till 1974.
3A concert for 639 years
This is a mechanical marvel and something that needs to be seen to be believed. At the former St. Burchard Church located in Halberstadt, Germany there was an organ version of a musical piece called ‘As Slow As Possible’ composed by John Cage. The original was supposed to last for 20 minutes but the composer decided to make it last for 639 years. It is currently scheduled to end in 2640.
4A paraglider inside a cumulonimbus cloud
This took place in February 2007 when 35-year-old Ewa Wiśnierska went preparing during the paragliding world championship held in Australia. While she was in flight she found herself at an altitude of 32,631 ft and inside a cumulonimbus cloud. Due to the lack of oxygen and extreme cold, she fainted. Lucky for her after 40 minutes she began to descend and woke up around 23,000 ft and was able to land safely.
5A penguin in love with anime
This incredible story took place in 2007 when the Japanese Tobu Zoo brought home an 11-year-old Humboldt penguin and named it Grape-kun. They even brought a mate for him named Midori. The couple spent 10 years together but then Midori left him for another. Naturally, Grape-kun was seen attracted to a cut-out of an anime character called Hululu. This gained a ton of social media attention as the world watched Grape-kun trying to reach Hululu.