Paris syndrome is an unusual state exclusive to Japanese nationals who experience a mental breakdown while visiting Paris. Source: http://www.medscape.com/features/slideshow/rare-psych#14
If you show up to an ancient Greek site in high heels, you’ll have to tour barefoot. In order to preserve the sites, the government has banned shoes that could injure the monuments
A man in Africa single handedly stopped the desertification of his region by reviving ancient farming and irrigation techniques despite being ridiculed by his community.
A Brazilian man called Xiahn, formerly known as max, was so obsessed with Korean culture that he underwent 10 operations to look Asian.
The chief translator for the European parliament, Ioannis Ikonomou, fluently speaks 32 languages.
In 1471 a chicken in Basel, Switzerland, was found guilty of laying a brightly colored egg “in defiance of natural law”. It was burned at the stake as “a devil in disguise”.