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2415 Heath Ledger-In director Terry Gilliam's 2009 film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell each played the character initially portrayed by their friend Heath Ledger, who died before the film was completed. All three actors gave their salaries to Ledger’s daughter, Matilda.

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2416 Duke of Wellington-After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington went on to seduce two of Napoleon's former mistresses and was presented Napoleon's sword and a saucy painting of his sister at the war's end. One mistress is quoted as having preferred the Duke in bed.

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2417 Dieffenbachia-The poison from dieffenbachia a.k.a. mother-in-law plant can cause temporary inability to speak.

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2418 Mike Kurtz-Mike Kurtz, an American burglar, found out that eating common soap could produce the effect of ill health. His sudden and unexplainable weight loss and other symptoms baffled the prison doctors and he was able to fool officials that he was dying and received a pardon.

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2419 Megan Fox-To prepare for her role as a possessed living-dead teenager in Jennifer's Body, Megan Fox lost around 15 lbs, bringing her weight down to a near-frail 97 lbs, and stayed out of the sun. The demon who possesses Jennifer closely resembles a succubus from Sumerian mythology. It is said that they seduce men, and fornicate with them until they are “drained.”

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2420 Robert Cook-In 2006, a 22 year-old Skydiver named Robert Cook saved his student’s life by acting as a human shield. Knowing that the plane was in free fall, he calmed the girl by talking to her, wrapped his arms around her and supported her head, before twisting his body mid-crash so that he took the force of impact. She survived, but everyone else on the plane died.

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2411 Denmark Mincraft-In 2014, the Danish government recreated their entire country in Minecraft. It took 4 trillion blocks to build. However, it was discovered that you could use TNT Minecarts on the server. Almost immediately people started blowing up towns, and planting American flags and tanks over the ruins.

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2412 Oliver Sipple-In 1975, a decorated US Marine named Oliver Sipple saved President Gerald Ford from assassination when he noticed as a bystander that a woman next to him had drawn and leveled a pistol at Ford. His life was then ruined when the media ousted him as gay.

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2413 George Lucas-When George Lucas tried to expand his production company studios in California’s wealthy Marin County, but the rich neighbors refused to let George build it. Therefore Lucas has decided to build affordable housing.

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2414 Oskar Speck-A man named Oskar Speck kayaked from Germany to Australia between 1932-1939, only to arrive and be detained as a POW due to the outbreak of WW2.

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2401 Jack Daniels-Employees who work at Jack Daniels get a free bottle of Jack Daniels with their paychecks on the first Friday of every month.

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2402 Azolla fern-There is a fern that has such a high level of atmospheric carbon sequestration that it caused an ice age. Azolla captures 6 tons of atmospheric carbon per acre per year and could reduce global CO2 levels, while providing high protein livestock feed, or nitrogen rich fertilizer.

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2403 Petroleum Jelly-Petroleum Jelly was first discovered when a chemist visiting an oil rig noticed that the workers would smear the wax that built up on the drills and rigs on their wounds to heal them faster. He figured out how to refine it and started selling it under the name Vaseline.

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2404 Humans and Dogs-Humans’ and Dogs’ brains have evolved to understand each other’s vocalizations to some degree, including dogs understanding human laughter.

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2405 The Warriors-The movie “The Warriors”, about a Brooklyn gang fighting its way past rivals to make it back to Coney Island, was an adaptation from the Ancient Greek text “Anabasis” by Xenophon about Greek mercenaries stranded 1,000 miles behind Persian lines trying to fight their way back home.

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2406 The 9 Nanas-A group of women called “The 9 Nanas” kept a secret for decades that not even their husbands knew about. For 30 years, they met at 4 a.m. and anonymously paid bills and bought clothes for people in need. Each care package came with a homemade pound cake and a note that read “Somebody loves you.”

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2407 Pencil test-The “pencil test” was used during Apartheid in South Africa to decide if a child got to grow up white or “colored” (biracial). If your hair wasn’t curly enough to hold a pencil, you “passed” as white.

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2408 B52 bombers-After the 1991 START I treaty between the US and the USSR, USA chopped 365 B52 bombers into 5 pieces each using a 13,000lb steel blade dropped from a crane. It then left the pieces there for 3 months so that Russian satellites could verify their destruction.

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2409 Alice Eve-Writer Damon Lindelof apologized on Twitter for the seemingly gratuitous and much criticized scene where Alice Eve strips down to her underwear in Star Trek Into Darkness. J.J. Abrams countered the criticism later when he appeared on Conan O’Brien’s talk show and premiered a deleted scene featuring Benedict Cumberbatch showering. For her part, Eve later stated that she didn’t feel exploited by the inclusion of her strip scene.

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2410 Miki Endo-A girl named Miki Endo sacrificed her life in the 2011 Tohono tsunami in Japan to warn people of the oncoming tsunami on the Emergency Broadcast System and saved thousands of lives. She did not leave her spot and kept broadcasting until she was swept away.

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