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Truth is stranger than fiction

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Sometimes what actually happens is more bizarre than anything that could have been imagined.

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truth is stranger than fiction

Real life can be more remarkable than invented tales, as in In our two-month trip around the world we ran into long-lost relatives on three separate occasions, proving that truth is stranger than fiction. This expression may have been invented by Byron, who used it in Don Juan (1833).

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