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truth is stranger than fiction

saying
said when you want to emphasize that real events or things are sometimes stranger than imaginary ones
(Definition of truth is stranger than fiction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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truth is stranger than fiction

strange things often happen in real life: I know it sounds unbelievable, but truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.
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