Did you know there's a country whose official currency features Star Wars characters? Or that there is one that didn't commemorate the century until... 2007?

Niue, a tiny Polynesian island attached to New Zealand, has currency emblazoned with Hollywood studios, Pokémon, as well as Star Wars heroes and villains, among many other strange cultural references. Whereas the New Zealand Cash is a legal currency on the island, their great coins can be used to pay for anything.

You're probably more familiar with the standard prohibited items when planning to travel through airports: combustibles, liquid, and sharp instruments. Still, the list below is sure to catch you off guard! Depending on which part of the world you visit, they can range from the pragmatic to the mildly unfortunate to the downright insane!

Norway posted a sign at their border with Russia prohibiting any peeing in that direction. Here's the complete story, as well as 11 others:

WEIRD WORLD At a DJ Tiesto gig, a superfan's ashes were fired from a confetti cannon. DJ Tiesto Stuart Mitchell's bereaved family sold his tickets to an upcoming Tiesto performance, asking the buyers to scatter his ashes there. Eventually, someone suggested the cannon. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

WEIRD WORLD In North Korea, Kim Jong-un called for action against climate change. The abnormal climate, as he described it, caused significant food supply issues, and he called for measures to be taken'against it. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

WEIRD WORLD In Connecticut, a doctor tried to hire a Hell's Angels member as a hitman. A NGELS HEAL'S MC BENN HEIM But the guy he contacted in the Hells' Angels was actually an FBI informant, so the whole thing didn't work out too well for him, and he got arrested. CRACKED.COM

Source: Latin Times

WEIRD WORLD A landlord is practically homeless because she can't evict people right now. She rents three properties, but can't evict renters (because of moratoriums) after they've stopped paying rent, so she's been reduced to living in her car. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBS

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