Fact is stranger than fiction

Fact is stranger than fiction,

 and Truth is stranger than fiction.
Prov. Things that really happen are harder to believe or more amazing than stories that people invent. Did you see the story in the newspaper about the criminal who attacks people with a toenail clipper? Fact is stranger than fiction! Jill: I can't believe someone's paying 900 dollars for Tom's broken-down old car—it doesn't even run. Jane: Truth is stranger than fiction.
See also: fact, fiction, stranger
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If fact is stranger than fiction let us hope that will not be the case should Brexit win the referendum.
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Still I frequently think that fact is stranger than fiction.
Charlie really is a case where fact is stranger than fiction.