Lost in Wikipedia: Pages That Will Hook You For Hours (39 PICS)

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Dancing plague of 1518

From July to September of 1518 in modern-day France, hundreds of people developed a "dancing mania." There were many theories — like stress-induced mass hysteria and religion — that explained why people were dancing and, as a result, some of them died from it (heart attacks, strokes, and exhaustion).

Year 2038 problem

Remember Y2K? Well there's a similar kind of computer bug situation, set to cause some operating systems grief after 03:14:07 UTC on January 19, 2038.

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Great Stink

As a result of a poorly maintained sewage system that drained directly into the Thames River in London, the smell of sewage permeated London during the hot summer of 1858.

List of premature obituaries

Who knew there was a term for when Twitter rumors kill someone off too soon?! But it was actually happening pre-social media, like in 2003 when CNN.com accidentally published some obituary drafts that said Fidel Castro, Dick Cheney, Nelson Mandela, Bob Hope, Gerald Ford, Pope John Paul II, and Ronald Reagan, who were all alive at the time, had died two years prior.

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Hairy ball theorem

It's a weird name for a mathematical theory (known as the hedgehog theorem in Europe), but it states that "there is no nonvanishing continuous tangent vector field on even-dimensional n-spheres" or, in simpler terms, "you can't comb a hairy ball flat without creating a cowlick."

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Believe it or not, that's a whole grammatically correct sentence that employs the word buffalo in three ways — as a noun, as a verb, and as an attributive noun.

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Kentucky meat shower

What would you do if it seemed like raw chunks of red meat appeared to be raining down from the sky? Probably coming up with explanations as to how it could be, like the people of Bath County, Kentucky on March 3, 1876.

Hamster zona-free ovum test

"Frequently performed by sperm banks when screening potential sperm donors," this test is supposed to determine the efficacy of sperm in penetrating ova to determine infertility.

 

Klüver–Bucy syndrome

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This rare syndrome is believed to be related to the medial temporal lobe of the brain which can make people compulsively eat, put inappropriate objects in their mouth, and even engage in hypersexuality.

"Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them!" controversy

David & Goliath T-shirts were my life for a minute, and they also caused controversy after men's rights activist Glenn Sacks claimed misandry and inciting violence in children as a reason why the shirts shouldn't be sold.

Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, Glasgow

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It would be an unremarkable (though lovely) statue on its own merits, but the addition of traffic cones by mischievous visitors, a tradition dating back to at least the 1980s, elevates the piece.



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Louisa 11 month s ago
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So 700 years ago was considered modern day France? Yeah, I guess shit hasn't changed much in that country since then.
       
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Elvira 11 month s ago
Louisa,

It happened in Strasbourg. Part of the holy Roman Empire back then, but France today. 'Modern day France' describes the location.
       
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Myra 11 month s ago
#18 Misandry is rampant in today's society, and no one seems to care. Women actively state how much they hate men in movies, TV, and in real life literally all the time and that's somehow ok. WTF?? Talk about double standards...
       
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Elvira 11 month s ago
Myra,

and there is a whole scene of incel women full of hatred. Sometimes some of them even commit mass murder. And the hundreds of men who get killed by thir partners or ex partners. And the streamers who tell young women how to degrade men and that's totally normal to beat them. Or all those attempts to tell men what they should wear and what medical decisions they can or can't make.
You are totally right, misandry is the main problem in our society.
       
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Sylvester 11 month s ago
Elvira,

this. this right here.
       
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Gwendolyn 11 month s ago
#30/#31 millennials... dash dash sm_80 sm_80
       
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Iva 11 month s ago
Gwendolyn,

At least they are outside getting exercise instead of just staring at a computer/phone!
       
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Ophi 11 month s ago
Iva,

I guess.
       
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Tabitha 11 month s ago
Iva,

Are you talking about millennials? Cuz, no. Not even close to correct.
       
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Sibbie 11 month s ago
#21 forever a conehead.
       
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