With the general public let loose to edit Wikipedia, you’re bound to get some pages that you wouldn’t find in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Here are 11 of Wikipedia’s weirdest.
1. THE VALENTICH DISAPPEARANCE
The mysterious case of the disappearance of Frederick Valentich.
2. VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT
Looking for some bedtime reading? Try this if you like mysteries.
3. DEATH FROM LAUGHTER
Just because it’s funny, doesn’t mean it’s a laughing matter.
4. THE HUM
That ringing in your ears has its own Wikipedia page.
5. THE SCHMIDT STING PAIN INDEX
How much does a sting from a paper wasp hurt? Only one way to find out.
6. THE HUMAN LIGHTNING ROD
This guy was struck by lightning seven times, and survived them all. Not sure if that’s lucky or not. tinyurl.com/struckx7
7. KLERKSDORP SPHERE
Three billion year old spheres that look just like cricket balls.
8. MARY TOFT – RABBIT MOTHER
Rabbit’s feet not so lucky for this famous fraudster.
9. THE LLOYDS BANK COPROLITE
The world’s largest fossilised dung specimen (which only broke into pieces in 2003).
10. REAL-LIFE SUPERHERO
Which proves that just because you’re a hero doesn’t mean you’re a winner.
11. THE FIVE SECOND RULE
If you act quickly, even face-down pizza is still good.