If you see a woman dancing frantically in the streets, don't join in or you might start a boogie-pandemic that decimates the countryside. A 16th century town in France found this out the hard way. This and many more stories below:

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Women marched in revealing clothing to test a claim that their immodesty caused earthquakes. Inspired by blogger Jey McCreight, the aptly named Boobquake rally took place on April 26, 2010 in protest of an Iranian cleric's controversial beliefs blaming women who dress immodestly for causing earthquakes. McCreight wrote, I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake. CRACKED.COM

Source: ABC 

A fever dream of James Cameron's lead to iconic Terminator imagery. The image of the chrome skeleton of a Terminator rising from a fiery Hellscape came to Cameron in a dream when sick with a fever. When he woke up, he sketched a metal skeleton, torn in half, crawling towards a terrified woman, which would become the finale of The Terminator. CRACKED.COM

Source: BFI 

One man successfully traded a paperclip for progressively larger items, until he had a house. Kuta-Not CIN Ricky Over the course of 14 up-trades, which included a fish pen, a snowmobile, and a recording contract, Canadian blogger Kyle MacDonald was able to trade one paid, credited, speaking role in a film by Public Media Works for a house. The Town of Kipling, Saskatchewan offered the final trade, and welcomed him by making him Honorary Mayor of Kipling for One Day. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC 

A mass extinction 252 million years ago killed most of life on Earth, and we have no idea why. Over the course of a few million years (basically nothing in geological time), 96% of marine life and 70% of land-based species vanished in The Great Permian Extinction, otherwise known as The Great Dying. This is the only mass-extinction event to have affected insects, possibly caused by an asteroid, volcanoes, or a stagnant ocean spurred on by the supercontinent Pangea. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBS 


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