And why did the cops take 1,772 calls before deciding that someone was pulling their chain? We don’t know. And we don’t know why, or even if, the following people did these strange things, but heaven forbid we’d let the truth stand in the way of a good story.

In 1981, the Daily Mail newspaper in Britain regaled readers with the inspiring yet painful tale of Japanese long-distance runner Kimo Nakajimi, who traveled to the U.K. to take part in the London Marathon.

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