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In 1997, popular children’s television show Teletubbies released a short sketch entitled The Lion and Bear. It is one of seven “magical events” featured on the pre-school show, but it received a huge backlash.

Thousands of parents complained about the sketch, which features lifeless cardboard cutouts of a lion and a bear chasing each other accompanied by sinister music, being too scary. People even wanted compensation for sleepless nights, as children were too afraid to go to sleep in case they were chased by the figures. The feature was eventually banned from TV in four different countries, while many other countries resorted to replacing the music with a much jollier theme. Interestingly, recordings of the original scene were reportedly taken down by Youtube, making an unedited version hard to find.

In February, 2016, a fisherman found a yacht adrift off the coast of the Philippines. When he boarded the seemingly abandoned yacht, he came across a grim scene: the mummified remains of a man slumped over in his chair. Using documents found on board, they identified the man as 59-year-old Manfred Fritz Bajorat from Germany. While it appeared that he had been dead for a prolonged period of time, his autopsy revealed that he had only been dead for a week. Due to the salt air and dry wind, mummification was advanced. While his cause of death was never determined, it was believed he had suffered a heart attack. He had been travelling the world on his yacht, Sayo, for the past twenty years.

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Black cats are very often overlooked at shelters because they’re deemed as boring or bad luck. Nevertheless, this didn’t bother David when he went to adopt Scrappy - a black cat. After a few years, David noticed that Scrappy was slowly changing colour and developing patches of white throughout his fur. As it so turned out, Scrappy had a skin condition called vitiligo in which white patches appear on the skin of humans or on the fur of animals.

Russian fisherman Fedortsov said this strange creature was a type of Halibut as he reveals his latest strange catches from diving in the oceanic ‘twilight zone’. A comment from a thread says that this fish maybe a Greenland halibut: deepwater fish living in the north Atlantic and Pacific. Unlike most flatfish, their left eye does not migrate all the way to the right side, and instead stays on the top of the head. (Source)

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Nestled deep among the woods of Middlebury lies an abandoned village. This isn’t your average abandoned village, however, as it consists of crumbling doll-sized houses. Aptly named Little People Village, legend says a local man was terrorized by fairies who insisted that he was living on their land. In an attempt to alleviate their threats, he built a tiny village for the pixies. As they grew in population, they expected more and more from the exhausted man. Driven to the brink of insanity, the man fled and abandoned the tiny village. Another legend is a bit more grim, and says that the man committed suicide. Anybody that visits can see that a lot of detail went into the tiny village, with intricate pathways between each building and stairs inside the petite homes.