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Check out these crazy but true stories from 2018 in no particular order of weirdness.

11. Kim Kardashian hires private firefighters

11. Kim Kardashian hires private firefighters
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With the wildfires across California taking dozens of lives and hundreds of homes, celebrity Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West decided to hire private firefighters to defend their pricey abode.

Kardashian told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show why she made this move. Who knew that was even an option?

12. US Mega Millions winner doesn’t claim the jackpot

12. US Mega Millions winner doesn’t claim the jackpot
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Incredibly, the enormous $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot still hasn’t been claimed by its winner.

No one knows for sure who the winner is or why they aren’t coming forward, but it is worth noting that when a jackpot isn’t claimed, the funds return to their for use at the states’ discretion—education, roadworks, etc.

Is this an incredible act of good will?

13. Grand theft fajita

13. Grand theft fajita
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A Texas man faces 50 years in prison for buying and reselling up to $1.2 million-worth of fajitas.

To make matters worse, he didn’t even use his own money to buy the fajitas in the first place; the employee of a detention centre in San Benito stole county funds for his unique scheme.

Check out these crazy but true stories from 2018 in no particular order of weirdness.

14. Man sues to be young again

14. Man sues to be young again
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Most of us struggle to accept aging, but Emile Ratelband of the Netherlands has taken anti-aging efforts to a whole new level.

Ratelband took legal action to shave 20 years off his date-of-birth in an attempt to change his age from 69 years of age to 49.

His reasoning? He cites employment discrimination and reduced opportunity with the opposite sex.

15. U.S. life expectancy drops—again

15. U.S. life expectancy drops—again
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While medical treatments and health knowledge are continually improving, Americans are not living longer on average.

The Washington Post reports that for the third consecutive year, life expectancy in America declined, mainly due to the opioid epidemic and a rising suicide rate.

16. Woman marries ghost

16. Woman marries ghost
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There are documented cases of people falling in love with and even marrying objects.

This is called objectophilia or object sexuality.

That’s definitely unusual, but a British woman has taken matters in a different direction by marrying a ghost she claims she met in Australia.

The wedding will take place in England at the Wookey Caves resort.

There’s no word yet on the airfare or customs requirements for international ghost travel.

Here are 5 more chilling ghost stories that will make you believe in the afterlife.

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Check out these crazy but true stories from 2018 in no particular order of weirdness.

17. Koreas unite for Olympics

17. Koreas unite for Olympics
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North and South Korea have resented each other since the Korean War in the early 1950s.

They operate in completely different ways, politically, socially, and economically. In an astounding turn of events, however, the two countries decided to unite as one Korea for the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.

In recent news, the New York Times reports the two countries have also submitted a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics. What does this mean for the future of the two nations, and the world?

18. Payless gets people to pay more during social experiment

18. Payless gets people to pay more during social experiment
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There’s proof: We’ll pay a lot more for anything with a designer label.

The US discount shoe chain Payless took over an Armani store in Santa Monica, California, and put it’s $20-$40 shoes on sale for hundreds of dollars more under the label “Palessi.”

At an opening party, attendees spent more than $3,000 on the shoes before management revealed the experiment, reports AdWeek.

19. Steer reaches 1400kg

19. Steer reaches 1400kg
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Here’s one way for a steer to get a pardon: Grow too big for the slaughterhouse.

The Australian steer known as Knickers weighs nearly 1400kg and is over 180cm tall.

This article first appeared on RD.com.

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