A Canadian man caught at the U.S. border attempted to smuggle 51 live turtles into Canada by stashing them all in his pants. Source
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In 1871, a defense attorney accidentally shot himself in the stomach while reenacting a barroom brawl in order to prove the innocence of his client. While demonstrating how the victim was shot by his own pistol, the gun went off and the attorney suffered the same fate. He died from his bullet wound, but he still won the case.
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A mysterious butterfly-shaped cloud that suddenly appeared above St. Louis, Missouri turned out to be a huge swarm of actual butterflies.   Source
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A homeless man with terminal cancer had a dying wish to see his dog one last time. When the dog was brought to his bed, she immediately licked the arms and face of her owner, who died a few days later.  Source
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