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

It happens only in India.

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2. Chandre Oram

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.

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5. 2006 Mumbai "sweet" seawater incident

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.

7. 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

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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.

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11. List of Ig Nobel Prize winners

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.

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16. Monkey Man of New Delhi

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

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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.