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197 - 256 Year Old Man
There was a man named Li Ching-Yuen, a Chinese herbalist and martial artist, who allegedly lived 197 - 256 years. There's even an official document from the Chinese government congratulating him on his 150th birthday in 1827.
Lost Engagement Ring
A woman, who had lost her wedding ring 16 years prior, found it on a carrot!
World's Tallest Dog
Zeus, a Great Dane, was crowned the world's tallest dog in 2012. Measuring a whopping 1.11 meters (3'8") from shoulder to foot, he stood at an amazing 2.2 meters (7'3") in height on his hind legs.
Olympus Mons, on the planet Mars, is the tallest volcano in the Solar System at a height of 14 miles. It is nearly 3 times the height of Mount Everest.
In 2003, a Boeing 727-223 was stolen from an airport in Angola. Despite a worldwide search, it still has not been found.
At 17 years old, an Indian man named Jadav Payeng started planting trees on a barren sandbar. At age 47, he lives in his own 1360 acre forest which now houses rhinos, tigers, deer, apes and elephants.
There's a restaurant in Albuquerque called Tim's Place that serves breakfast, lunch, and hugs - and it's owned by a man with Down's Syndrome.
Lituya Bay Megatsunami
The tallest wave in history was the 1958 Lituya Bay megatsunami, reaching a height of 1,720 feet (524 meters).