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Helicopters can't fly past this open diamond mine in Russia. They run the risk of being sucked in!

There's an open pit diamond mine called the Mirny Mine in East Siberia, Russia. It's very deep. At over 1,700 ft deep, it's the 4th deepest mine in the world. It also has a diameter of over 3,900ft. This makes it the second largest excavated hole in the world!

The mine is so large, that the airspace above it was closed for helicopters. Due to the size of the mine, the air currents above it become really dangerous. There were a few reported cases of helicopters crashing after being sucked into the mine due to the pressures from this air flow!


Super Mario Brother 3 Never Really Happened!

The prior game Super Mario Bros 2 (USA version) was all a dream. It also seems that the 3rd game in the series might have been all a stage play! Check out the image below. Some say it's speculation but we're convinced. What do you think?

A man ate an entire plane!

His name was Michel Lotito and he was known as Monsieur Mengetout (French for "Mr. Eat All Things") and he became famous for eating indigestible objects. He ate things like bicycles, shopping carts, televisions, and his biggest accomplishment, a Cessna 150 airplane!

The way he did it was by cutting up each object into small pieces, swallowing them, and drinking mineral oil and tons of water to digest it. It was estimated that he ate over 1 ton of metal by the time of his death. Funnily enough, he said that bananas and hard-boiled eggs made him sick! He died in 2007 at the age of 57, which seems short, but way longer than I would think for a man who made a career out of eating poisonous materials. 


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Johnny Carson caused a toilet paper shortage all by himself!

Although you might be tempted to think it was because he ate one too many Chalupas, it actually shows the power that TV personalities used to have. In December 1973, he went on his show and he said "You know what's disappearing from the supermarket shelves? Toilet paper? There's an acute shortage of toilet paper in the United States."

His words caused a widespread panic that made people run to the supermarket and buy up all the toilet paper they could find. Although he apologized for this the next day and explained it was all a joke, the hysteria he caused the day before led to an almost 3 week shortage of toilet papers!

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Adam West has a Batman logo on his teeth!

Adam West starred in the Batman TV show that revitalized Batman in the 1960s. According to his biography, he was a Batman fan since very young. He liked the dual action hero / detective aspect of Batman. After a few years of working in a Hawaiian TV show, he finally landed his signature role as Batman in the 1966 show. Since then, he has over 60 movie and 80 TV show credits, including appearing as himself in Family Guy.

Batman is his most iconic role, and it seems like he looks back at it as fondly as his fans do. He had a cosmetic dentist put a little Batman logo in one of his molars! No word on whether it contains some sort of secret spray that gives him fresh breath when he presses the little logo though.



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