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In 2005, a man named Ronald MacDonald actually robbed a Wendy’s.
Americans spent more than US$15 billion on jeans in 2005.
A baby was born in 2005 with a conjoined head that had no body. The head could blink and smile.
In 2005, A Chinese company used skin harvested from the corpses of executed convicts to develop beauty products for sale in Europe.
In 2005, MySpace was in talks to buy Facebook, but rejected Mark Zuckerberg’s asking price of US$75 million as too expensive.
2,000-year-old seeds were discovered in 1963 inside an ancient jar in Israel. They were planted in 2005 and a tree that had been extinct for over 1800 years sprouted.
A fake prehistoric rock art of a caveman with a shopping trolley was hung on the walls of the British Museum by art prankster Banksy in 2005. Days went by before anyone noticed it.
Between 1990 and 2005, a new prison opened in the U.S. every 10 days.
Netflix stock has increased in value by 2,581% since 2005.
In 2005, an Ethiopian girl was being brutally beaten by 7 men when a pride of lions chased them away. They even stayed with her until help arrived.
The First YouTube Video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, featuring its co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.
A Liverpool fan killed himself when his team was 3-0 down in the 2005 Champions League final’s first half. They came back to win the game in the second half.
In 2005, a woman falsely claimed she found a finger in her food at Wendy’s. The fast food chain suffered an estimated US$21 million in lost business.
Estonia became the first nation to hold legally binding general elections over the Internet in 2005.
In 2005, the creator of China’s biggest porn website was sentenced to life in prison.
Africa is being split into two due to the birth of a new ocean. In 2005, an 8 m (26 ft) wide and 60 km (37 miles) long stretch of the earth opened up in just 10 days.
In 2005, nature protection officials reported over 1,000 toads exploding unexpectedly in Hamburg, Germany.
Road signs on Fucking, Austria were often stolen by souvenir-hunting tourists until 2005 when the signs were modified to be theft-resistant.
Jihadists killed 94 people inside the United States between 2005 and 2015. During that same time period, 301,797 people in the U.S. were shot dead.
The most expensive guitar ever sold was taken in 2005 for US$2.7 million at an auction in Qatar to raise funds for a charity helping tsunami victims.