Cracked knows everything. We know that you're thinking to yourself, "not another article about politics." But indulge us for a minute; there's something you need to hear that's not being talked about in the mainstream media. It turns out that some totally bonkers stuff happened on this planet while we were all busy obsessing over the endless political shenanigans in the world. Like, for example, did you know that: 

- A cat in Japan got elected Mayor?

- An octopus predicted the outcome of the World Cup?

- Someone flew from London to New York using only hydrogen balloons?

Seriously, you can't make this stuff up! So if you're looking for a little light relief from all the doom scrolling.

If you're looking for a break from the mundane and everyday, boy, do we have these entries for you! Sit back, relax, and get ready to read about some of the utterly bonkers stuff that's happened on this planet. From people getting married to chickens to cows walking into bars, these bizarre tales will leave you wondering what in the world is going on. So pour yourself a cup of coffee (or wine) and get started! You won't regret it.

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