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5. Imagine being able to combine your love for Swedish meatballs, competitive games, and thousands of other people all in one place. That’s exactly what happened when 3,000 people tried to play Hide and Seek in IKEA. Sign us up! Find out what happened when they tried to pull this off.
4. The LA Times wrote a story in the late 1800s about a real demon child being born to a Cleveland family—complete with horns, claws, and even hooves. Hear the horrific details of its description. Will the LA Times ever write a follow-up, telling us what happened to the child? Highly doubtful that will ever happen, but hey, maybe one day.
3. The first and only “Balloonfest” sent 1.5 million balloons into the air over Cleveland in 1986. But what goes up must come down—and come down they sure did. From Ohio up to Canada, from Coast Guard personnel to regular citizens, the people faced a terror the likes of which hadn’t been seen since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man invaded New York City.
2. In 1909, farmers went on the hunt for the Leeds Devil, also known as the Jersey Devil, which had been terrorizing a town in South Jersey.
1. Ever wished you could get your child to your parents’ house for the weekend, but have no fast way to get them there? Why not send them in the mail? Aside from delivering parcels, the United States Postal Service began delivering babies as far away as 700 miles in the 1900s. Would YOU mail your child?