1. Indian with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren
"It's a safe bet that Ziona Chana would not be impressed watching '19 Kids and Counting' or 'Sister Wives'. The 66 year old Indian man has 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren," said Ripley's Believe It or Not in a statement."I once married 10 women in one year," Chana is quoted as saying by The Telegraph. According to the daily, Chana met his oldest wife, who is three years older than he is, when he was 17.
With inputs from PTI
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Image: Family members of Ziona (right) pose for group photograph outside their residence in Baktawng village, Mizoram
2. Implanting organs in the name of art
"It isn't for my benefit," he says. "I have two perfectly good ears, but it's to explore the idea of me becoming an acoustic device for other people."
Image: Australian artist Stelarc during a performance
3. Liechtenstein for hire at $ 70,000 a night
What's cooler than renting out a swanky hotel penthouse for a night? How about your own country?
Officials from Liechtenstein, a doubly landlocked alpine country in Central Europe, decided to put it up for rent after realising its potential earlier this year. The rental scheme includes customised street signs, temporary currency and accommodation for 150.
Image: Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked alpine country in Central Europe, bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and by Austria to the east
4. Blind dog gets own guide dog
Graham Waspe's labrador Edward lost his eyes to glaucoma. Devastated, the man from Suffolk, England enlisted Opal, another guide dog to steer them both.
Image: Waspe with Edward (left) and Opal
5. Russia's 'cemetery collector'
After searching the flat and garage, it was ascertained that Anatoly Moskvin used mummified bodies from graves to make the life-size dolls. The police described the man, who was arrested following the desecration of graves in the area, as a local historian and an expert in the study of place names.
Image: A still image taken from undated police footage shot inside the flat of Anatoly Moskvin shows books, clothes and dressed figures, reportedly mummified bodies desecrated from cemeteries
6. Alabama company turns gun lovers' ashes into ammo
The staff of Holy Smoke place a portion of the cremated remains into each cartridge. It sends the family a case of up to 250 bullets for display in the home or to take on a hunting trip.
In 2005, the ashes of author Hunter S Thompson were famously shot out of a cannon, six months after the Gonzo (external link) journalist killed himself.
Image: Red, white and blue fireworks are exploded around the Hunter S. Thompson memorial tower in Woody Creek, Colorado August 20, 2005. Writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson's ashes was fired into the sky amid fireworks
7. Mexican 'vampire' woman immortalised in wax
Ripley's, which runs Believe It or Not museums around the world, asked the 35-year-old former attorney, to be cast in wax so a replica of her could be put on display.
Image: Maria Jose Cristerna performs during an exhibition in Guadalajara, Mexico
8. Stop wearing bunny suit, cops tell Idaho man
Falkingham reportedly hid behind trees and pointed his finger at children like it was a gun. It was also reported he occasionally wore a tutu (external link) with the costume.
Image: William Falkingham (inset) was ordered by the police not to wear bunny suits
9. Airport geese to be cooked for poor
According to the city's Department of Environmental Protection, no suitable locations could be found in New York that were willing to take the geese as donations.
10. Japanese tsunami survivor found 15 km out at sea
Sixty-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa was found on the roof of his floating house far out at seas, two days after the tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan on March 11. Shinkawa was found by a defence ministry destroyer 15km from shore, officials said.
Image: Shinkawa, who was swept out to sea by the tsunami, is rescued by crew members of Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force