Is beer worth rioting over? For the students of Ghent, Belgium in 1949, the answer was a resounding yes. The Battle of Gravensteen Castle is now commemorated every year as one of the greatest student pranks in history. It all started when angry students stormed the castle walls, pelting police with fruit to protest a new tax on beer. And switching to jazz for a moment, Billy Tipton had an illustrious jazz career that spanned decades. There's just one thing nobody knew: Billy Tipton was actually a woman who lived as a man for 53 years. He kept everyone he knew in the dark – even getting married 5 times (and having sex with at least two wives) before his death finally revealed his true identity. And for our third fact, we turn to Adolfo Constanzo, who wasn't your average serial killer; he also happened to be a drug dealer and self-proclaimed “dark wizard.” His spell ingredients of choice? The organs from his victims, which he used in rituals. As leader of his own gang/cult known as The Narcosatanists, Adolfo Constanzo was a special kind of monster even in the world of Mexican drug cartels.
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