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Via Fortean Times, The Oklahoma Evening News reported in 1919 that a mad German scientist had replaced the brain of a wolf with that of a German soldier (who had gone insane with hatred of the British) and then let the wolf loose into Belgium’s No Man’s Land during WWI.

I’d love to hear about modern ghost stories from Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Austrians have the interesting custom of dressing up as Krampus (a pre-Christian goat-devil) the day before St. Nicholas’ Day and roaming the reighborhoods menacing naughty children with sticks. I’d like to see someone try this custom in the American South!

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