Weird World: 12 Strange Things That, Nevertheless, Are Real

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Weird World: 12 Strange Things That, Nevertheless, Are Real

It's a fact: strange things happen every day. All around the world, people are witness to unexplainable phenomena, from spontaneous human combustion to inexplicable sightings of creatures that shouldn't exist. And while some of these events can be chalked up to hoaxes or natural causes, others continue to defy explanation. Consider the case of the tulip glass: for centuries, people have been baffled by this seemingly ordinary drinking glass, which has a bulbous base and a long, slender stem. Despite its innocuous appearance, the tulip glass has been responsible for countless incidents of breakage and spillage. In fact, many manufacturers have stopped production of the glass altogether due to its reputation for being unlucky. So why does this otherwise unremarkable object seem to cause so much trouble? No one knows for sure - but that hasn't stopped people from coming up with their own theories. Some say the glass is cursed, while others believe it's simply top-heavy and prone to tipping over. Whatever the case may be, one thing is certain: the tulip glass continues to perplex and intrigue us to this day.

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