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2615 Melissa Rauch-In the television series Big Bang Theory, Bernadette did not originally have such a high pitched voice. When she first appeared, she had a rather normal pitch voice and as her character began to take shape, she adopted the quirky high pitched voice which Melissa Rauch says she based off her mother's voice

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2616  Steve Jobs-When Apple began designating employee numbers, Steve Jobs was offended that Wozniak received #1 while he got #2. He believed he should be second to no one, so he took #0 instead.

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2617  France Castles-There are castles for sale in France that are cheaper than old two bedroom apartments in Australia.

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2618 Margaret Hamilton-After being seriously burned in her disappearing scene in Munchkinland, Margaret Hamilton (The Wicked Witch of the West) refused to do a subsequent scene requiring her to ride a smoking pipe broomstick. Her fill-in was hospitalized for eleven days with serious burns when the pipe exploded.

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2619 Harry Houdini-When Harry Houdini died, he willed all of his effects and props to his brother but stipulated that they be burned when his brother died. They never were and instead donated to a museum. In 1995, the museum caught fire and was destroyed but many props still survived.

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2620 Anthony Curcio-Anthony Curcio put an ad on Craigslist for 15-20 similarly dressed workers for a fake cleanup project and to meet in a bank parking lot at the time he was to rob an armored truck. Curcio, dressed like the others, worked the grounds, pepper-sprayed the driver, and left with over $400,000.

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2611 No one dies alone-Indianapolis has a volunteer program called ‘no one dies alone’ (NODA). Their volunteers keep a continuous bedside vigil for dying people who do not have family members to visit them.

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2612 Noc Beluga Whale-During the cold war, when navy divers repairing a whale enclosure heard a human-like voice saying “out, out, out,” and got out of the water to see nobody, they found out that a beluga whale named “Noc” had learned to mimic human speech and was trying to communicate with them.

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2613 Bamboo Pipelines-The Han dynasty of China drilled for natural gas, transported it in pipelines and gas containers and burned it in stoves in 200 BC.

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2614 Charles Whitman-Charles Whitman, the Texas Tower shooter, had requested for an autopsy to be done after his death to determine what made him kill people. The autopsy found a tumor pressing on his amygdala, possibly influencing his actions.

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2605 John L. Sullivan-John L. Sullvian a.k.a ‘Overly manly man’ was a champion bareknuckle boxer and known for his trademark phrase upon entering a saloon, “I can lick(beat) any son-of-a-bitch in the house.” He always did – and he brought the house a round. He won the world Bareknuckle Championship title in the 1889 despite arriving at the fight after a long night of drinking, partying and scoring with the chicks. Sullivan showed up looking like he’d gone 36 hours without sleep (which he might have), and drank whiskey and tea in the corner between rounds. He barfed over the side of the ring in the middle of the 44th round, but kept in there, pushed it to the limit and won the fight in the 75th round when the other dude was too exhausted and pummeled to continue fighting.

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2606 Arnold Schwarzenegger-Arnold Schwarzenegger once told a magazine interviewer about participating in an orgy with other bodybuilders, noting that “everybody jumped on” the woman involved and “took her upstairs where we all got together.” He said, “Having chicks around is the kind of thing that breaks up the intense training. It gives you relief, and then afterward you go back to the serious stuff.” He was antihomophobic, claiming that gays and bodybuilders faced stereotyping.

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2607 Heart stent-The inventor of the heart stent approached numerous companies for funding and was rejected. It was funded by the owner of Fuddrucker's restaurant, whom he met by chance on a golf course.

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2608 Thomas Stevens-The first person to cycle around the globe, Thomas Stevens, did it on a penny-farthing, between 1884 and 1886, packing only socks, a spare shirt, a revolver and a raincoat that doubled as a tent and bedroll.

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2609 Chewbacca-Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) was required to be accompanied by crewmembers who wore brightly-colored vests while in the forests of the Pacific Northwest filming scenes set on Endor, so as not to be mistaken for Bigfoot and shot.

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2610 Limone-Because of a lucky genetic mutation that happened in the 18th century, today 38 people in the small town of Limone in northern Italy don't suffer from cholesterol artery-clogging, making them virtually immune to heart disease and strokes.

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2601 Led Zeppelin-In July 2005, the British radio station Planet Rock invited their listeners to select a singer, guitarist, bassist and drummer to create the “ideal supergroup.” The members of Led Zeppelin won in each category.

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2602 Houshi-There is a Japanese inn that opened in 718 that has been managed by 46 generations of the Houshi family. The inn has been operating for 1,300 years.

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2603 George H. W. Bush-After U.S. President George H. W. Bush vomited and fainted at a state event in Japan, the Japanese term “Bushu-suru,” which literally means “to do the Bush thing,” was coined.

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2604 Mila Kunis-In That '70s Show, Jackie constantly makes fun of Fez for being foreign. In real life, the actor who plays Fez, Wilmer Valderrama, was born in the USA, while Mila Kunis, who plays Jackie, was born in the USSR, in what is now Ukraine.

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