1. The Manoki Indians of Canada consider the testicles of a beaver to be an aphrodisiac as well as good eating.
2. Gwen Snoss of Deming,Ohio was born with 2 fully developed noses(4 nostrils). She didn't have the 2nd nose surgically removed until she was 45-years-old. (Jonah's Book Of Oddities-pub. 1984)
3. On the Island of Pecoro,a small spanish speaking nation in the South Pacific,Santa Clause is not the same as he is in most of the world. There he is called San Monstruo. The kids get under the bed on Christmas Eve. If they have been bad they are told that San Monstruo will drag them out and carry them back to the North Pole to be eaten by the reindeer. If they have been good a present will be left on the bed.
(Ref: "This Weird World" by Henry Sauer)
4.The Hog Frog dwells on the southern coast of Tasmania. It is well named. Some specimens have been found that weigh as much as 12 pounds. They are protected by the local Montari natives as they consider them sacred. (Australian Customs And Mores-Whitinghouser Publishing)
5.Barbra Streisand has believed all her life that she was Jewish. She was shocked recently to find out her descendants(including her parents) were Quakers. Ms. Streisand stated " I just assumed we were Jewish because my father was always eating matzah balls and farting". Her parents were stunned that their daughter had believed she was Jewish all these years. Another revelation for Babs was finding out she was not from New York City. This came about when her mother stated," as far as I know there were no Jews in Paducah,Arkansas". (Barbara Walter's Report-Larry King Live-May 4,2008)