We have all heard some pretty strange stories in our lives. But every once in a while, we come across an event that is so incredibly strange that we can't believe it actually happened. For example, take the case of the man who woke up in a coffin after being pronounced dead. Or the woman who found a live frog in her salad. These stories may seem like they were taken from a work of fiction, but they are actually based on real events. And while we may never know exactly what happened in each case, one thing is for sure: strange things do happen, and sometimes, truth really is stranger than fiction.

There are some strange things that happen in this world that we all just kind of shrug off and go about our day. But what if we told you that some of these strange events were actually missed by a lot of people? Check out this list of incredibly strange events and see for yourself!

WEIRD WORLD A Scottish town's power line was knocked down by a Viking longboat, of all things. illustration The boat was a replica, brought into town for a celebration, but its mast got tangled in a power line. Apparently, just one house lost power. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

WEIRD WORLD A guy in Queens climbed into a treetop and just kind of stayed there. He got on a roof on a Wednesday afternoon, then moved to a nearby tree and spent the night. Despite police presence, he didn't want to get down. CRACKED.COM

Source: ABC7NY

WEIRD WORLD Andrew Lloyd- -Webber got a dog to heal the wounds left by the Cats movie. Cats was off-the-scale all wrong, he said, so he went out and bought his first ever dog. That's the one good thing to come out of it, he says. CRACKED.COM

Source: The AV Club

WEIRD WORLD There's a controversy around a high school principal who's an Iron Maiden fan. Some parents at Ontario's Eden High School started a petition to remove her, but the students then started a counter-petition to keep her. CRACKED.COM

Source: Loaded Radio

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