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The Pana-Wave Laboratory is a Japanese religious group. Estimates of membership range from several hundred to 1,200.

They first attracted attention in March 2003, when they attempted (and failed) to capture Tama-chan, an Arctic seal which had become a national celebrity in Japan since showing up in Tama River in Tokyo the previous year. The group believed that the seal had been led astray by electromagnetic waves, and claimed that doomsday would somehow be averted if the seal was returned to Arctic waters.

A map of the United States indicating regional variation in the word(s) one uses to address a group of two or more people

On March 3, 1876 in a 100 by 50 yard area near Olympia Springs, Bath County, Kentucky, large chunks of red meat fell from the sky for a period of a couple of minutes.

Apparently the meat appeared to be beef, but two locals who tasted it stated that it tasted like mutton or venison.

Qualifications and requirements to become a president in different countries of the world.

The most royal candidate theory is the term given to the fringe belief that every presidential election in the United States has been won by the candidate with the most royal blood, i.e. the closest ties to the European bloodline.

According to a chart published by twelve-year-old student BridgeAnne d’Avignon, all U.S. presidents except Martin Van Buren can trace descent from King John of England.

Juvenile southern elephant seal

Resistentialism is a jocular theory to describe “seemingly spiteful behavior manifested by inanimate objects.” For example, objects that cause problems (like lost keys or a fleeing bouncy ball) exhibit a high degree of malice toward humans and lend support to resistentialist beliefs.

In other words, a war is being fought between humans and inanimate objects, and all the little annoyances objects give people throughout the day are battles between the two.

Based on a 1998 study, media reports stated that a shortage of stones led female Adélie Penguins to trade sex for stones. Penguins use stones for building their nests. The female penguins, even when in a committed relationship, will exchange sexual favors with strange males for the pebbles they need to build their nests.

Prostitution is also observed among chimpanzees, who trade food for sex.

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