The name “coconut” comes from 16th-century Portuguese sailors. It is believed that the three holes on the fruit resembled a face, so it was honored with the word “coco,” meaning “grin” or “grinning face.” The “nut” part was added later.

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When a U.K. autoshop mechanic saw the Google Street View car heading in his direction, he thought it would be fun to stage a murder scene. Police paid his shop a visit a year later after the image finally appeared on Street View.

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The Argentine Football Association published a cultural manual ahead of the 2018 World Cup that included a section on how to seduce Russian women.

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As a child, Mark Twain nearly drowned nine times before he learned to swim.

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In Tokyo, you can buy a toupee for your dog.

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Charmin once hosted a contest for toilet paper wedding dresses. The winner received a cash prize of $2,000.

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Japanese sumo wrestlers are bound by strict rules even when out of the ring, governing when they sleep and eat, and how they dress and speak in public. They are not allowed to drive cars and, if they’re in the lower ranks of the sport, cannot have a phone or a girlfriend.

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Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world, a duck or goose is watching you.

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Who hasn’t wished on occasion for more hours in their day? Well, if you can wait a mere 140 million years, the average Earth day could be 25 hours long, as the planet is slowly — very slowly! — decelerating.

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Talk about frugal! A man wore 60 shirts and nine pairs of jeans on an 11.5-hour flight from China to Africa because he didn’t want to pay the extra baggage fee.

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Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service once hacked an al-

Qaida website and replaced bomb instructions with a cupcake recipe.

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In Oklahoma, it is illegal to wear boots to bed (but shoes are OK).

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Charlie Daniels objected to the use of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” in the Guitar Hero III video game because it was possible for the player to lose to a devil-like character, which “perverted” his song.

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Lake Superior State University in Michigan offers a unicorn hunting license.

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