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17 Bizarre Desi Wikipedia Entries That'll Make You LOL Out Of Shock

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1. Puppy pregnancy syndrome

A condition found in remote regions of India in which people suffering from this condition believe that shortly after being bitten by a dog, they can conceive puppies.
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A condition found in remote regions of India in which people suffering from this condition believe that shortly after being bitten by a dog, they can conceive puppies.

2. Chandre Oram

He is an Indian tea estate worker who lives in Alipurduar district of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. He is famous for having a 33 cm (13 inch) long tail, which has made him an object of devotion to many, who believe him to be an incarnation of Hanuman. It also doesn't help that he was born on Ram Navami.
The Sun

He is an Indian tea estate worker who lives in Alipurduar district of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. He is famous for having a 33 cm (13 inch) long tail, which has made him an object of devotion to many, who believe him to be an incarnation of Hanuman. It also doesn't help that he was born on Ram Navami.

3. Stray animals at Indian airports

Turns out, spotting stray animals at airport is weird outside India. Sooo, they made a Wiki page about it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Bombay Times

Turns out, spotting stray animals at airport is weird outside India. Sooo, they made a Wiki page about it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

4. Dahala Khagrabari

It is an Indian enclave belonging to the district of Cooch Behar in West Bengal. This was a piece of India within Bangladesh, within India, within Bangladesh.
Wikipedia

It is an Indian enclave belonging to the district of Cooch Behar in West Bengal. This was a piece of India within Bangladesh, within India, within Bangladesh.

5. 2006 Mumbai "sweet" seawater incident

It was a strange phenomenon during which residents of Mumbai claimed that the water at Mahim Creek had suddenly turned sweet. Within hours, residents of Gujarat claimed that seawater at Teethal beach had turned sweet as well. This caused a mass hysteria among people who started coming in large numbers to drink the sea water.
Nurmalia Aputriani

It was a strange phenomenon during which residents of Mumbai claimed that the water at Mahim Creek had suddenly turned sweet. Within hours, residents of Gujarat claimed that seawater at Teethal beach had turned sweet as well. This caused a mass hysteria among people who started coming in large numbers to drink the sea water.

6. Adolf Lu Hitler Marak

This Indian politician does not dispraise his parents' questionable name choice.
TOI

This Indian politician does not dispraise his parents' questionable name choice.

7. Cross Café

Formerly called Hitler's Cross, this was an Adolf Hitler-themed restaurant at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai. After severe criticism, Hitler's Cross had to drop its name and is today called the Cross Café.
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Formerly called Hitler's Cross, this was an Adolf Hitler-themed restaurant at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai. After severe criticism, Hitler's Cross had to drop its name and is today called the Cross Café.

8. Osama Bin Laden, the elephant

Named after the notorious elusive terrorist, Osama was a rogue elephant responsible for at least 27 deaths and destruction of property in the jungled Sonitpur district of Assam. After a two-year rampage from 2004 to 2006, an elephant was eventually shot; but some were doubtful that the right animal was killed.
thegatewaypundit

Named after the notorious elusive terrorist, Osama was a rogue elephant responsible for at least 27 deaths and destruction of property in the jungled Sonitpur district of Assam. After a two-year rampage from 2004 to 2006, an elephant was eventually shot; but some were doubtful that the right animal was killed.

9. Lawsuits against god

Chandan Kumar Singh, a lawyer from Bihar, sued the Hindu god Rama for mistreating his wife, Sita. The court dismissed his case, calling it "impractical".
Bollywood Hungama

Chandan Kumar Singh, a lawyer from Bihar, sued the Hindu god Rama for mistreating his wife, Sita. The court dismissed his case, calling it "impractical".

10. Eiffel Tower replica at Kota, Rajasthan

You won't need to go all the way to Paris to take a picture, da.
TripHousing

You won't need to go all the way to Paris to take a picture, da.

11. List of Ig Nobel Prize winners

The Ig Nobel Prize is meant to be a parody of the actual Nobel Prize. The list includes illustrious Indian gems like Atal Bihari Vajpaiyee (and Nawaz Sharif) for their aggressively peaceful detonations of atomic bombs. Chittaranjan Andrade and B.S. Srihari for their probing medical discovery that nose picking is a common activity among adolescents and more.
Wikipedia

The Ig Nobel Prize is meant to be a parody of the actual Nobel Prize. The list includes illustrious Indian gems like Atal Bihari Vajpaiyee (and Nawaz Sharif) for their aggressively peaceful detonations of atomic bombs. Chittaranjan Andrade and B.S. Srihari for their probing medical discovery that nose picking is a common activity among adolescents and more.

12. Lal Bihari's fake death

Lal Bihari is a farmer from Uttar Pradesh, India, who was declared officially dead between 1976 and 1994. He actually had to fight Indian bureaucracy for 19 years just to prove he was alive.
Improbable Research

Lal Bihari is a farmer from Uttar Pradesh, India, who was declared officially dead between 1976 and 1994. He actually had to fight Indian bureaucracy for 19 years just to prove he was alive.

13. Red rain in Kerala

No, the heavens didn't decide to shower blood on Kerala, but with airborne spores of a kind of algae.
Hindustan Times

No, the heavens didn't decide to shower blood on Kerala, but with airborne spores of a kind of algae.

14. Adwaita

Possibly the oldest creature of modern times, this 255 year-old tortoise was the former pet of Robert Clive of the British East India Company.
abovetopsecret

Possibly the oldest creature of modern times, this 255 year-old tortoise was the former pet of Robert Clive of the British East India Company.

15. Kali River Goonch attacks

India's version of the Loch Ness monster — a killer fish described as an "aquatic attack giraffe that swallows its prey whole".
Wikipedia

India's version of the Loch Ness monster — a killer fish described as an "aquatic attack giraffe that swallows its prey whole".

16. Monkey Man of New Delhi

There were reports of a strange monkey-like creature attacking people at night in 2001. There were reports of sightings of a strange monkey-like creature at night. Though different eyewitnesses had different versions of the body type — some said the creature had a height of four feet, covered with thick body hair, wearing a helmet.
Wikipedia

There were reports of a strange monkey-like creature attacking people at night in 2001. There were reports of sightings of a strange monkey-like creature at night. Though different eyewitnesses had different versions of the body type — some said the creature had a height of four feet, covered with thick body hair, wearing a helmet.

17. List of Redundant Place Names

Have you ever thought how weirdly unimaginative we maybe when it comes to naming stuff? Dal Lake literally means "Lake lake"; Jog Falls means "Waterfall falls" and Avenue Road, Bangalore means, you guessed it, "Road road". Ctrl+F 'India' through this list to find more ridiculous examples like these.
makemytrip

Have you ever thought how weirdly unimaginative we maybe when it comes to naming stuff? Dal Lake literally means "Lake lake"; Jog Falls means "Waterfall falls" and Avenue Road, Bangalore means, you guessed it, "Road road". Ctrl+F 'India' through this list to find more ridiculous examples like these.