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You wouldn't read about it

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Surprising true stories that are stranger than fiction.

In a world where misinformation spreads like wildfire, ‘experts’ exude hot air from their social media pulpits and ‘fake news’ disrupts people’s consumption, even voting, habits, it can be difficult to tell truth from fantasy. But every now and then a true story comes to light that’s so strange it beggars belief. Here are some non-fiction stories that rank highly on the implausibility scale.