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2493 Helga Estby-In 1893, Helga Estby walked across America to win a $10,000 prize to save her home. When she finished, the sponsor refused to pay out. She returned home and found two of her children died in her absence and then she lost her house.

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2494 Speeding tickets-In Finland, speeding tickets are calculated on a percentage of a person’s income. This causes some Finnish millionaires to face fines of over $100,000.

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2495 Eggs-Eggs are naturally safe to store without refrigeration. U.S. shoppers refrigerate them because North American egg cleaning procedures erode the egg’s cuticle, a protective layer preventing bacteria growth, thereby necessitating refrigeration.

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2496 Napoleon-Napoleon was actually 5’7”, an average male height at the time, and his “shortness” was propaganda used by the British that is still believed today.

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2497 Wedding Sting-In 1990, a police department in Michigan staged a fake wedding with undercover cops acting as the bride and groom and invited local drug dealers to attend. At the reception, they busted them all at once.

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Rob McElhenney-Rob McElhenney who plays the homophobic character Mac on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was raised by a lesbian couple.

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2499 Elisha Cuthbert-During season 2 shooting of 24, Elisha Cuthbert was bitten by the mountain lion who menaced her in one of the plotlines. Before shooting the scene the animal trainer suggested she “meet” the mountain lion before shooting, when she went to pet the mountain lion it bit her hand. She was taken to the hospital, treated for puncture wounds and was given a tetanus shot.

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2500 Mosquito Laser-Scientists have been working on a mosquito-killing laser that can kill up to 100 mosquitos a second. The system can even distinguish gender and species by calculating the speed at which their wings beat.

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2491 Vending machines-Vending machines kill more people per year than sharks. Vending machines kill an average of 13 people a year and sharks kill 5.

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2492 Hedgehog Dilemma-

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2489 Admiral Nelson-The phrase “to turn a blind eye” comes from British Vice Admiral Nelson, who was blind in one eye. In one battle, when he was signaled to stop attacking a fleet of Danish ships, he held up a telescope to his blind eye, saying “I really do not see the signal,” and attacked anyway.

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2490 Pineapple-When you eat pineapple, it is actually eating you back. Pineapple’s Bromelain enzyme digests proteins, which is the reason for that tingly feeling on your tongue when you eat it.

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2481 Bugatti Veyron-The top speed of the Bugatti Veyron is limited not by the engine, but rather its tires exploding.

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2482 Caesar-The name Caesar was pronounced “Kaisar” in Latin, just like the German word

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2483 Suicidal-Women are twice as likely to initiate a suicide attempt but men are four times more likely to succeed.

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2484 Matrix-There have been serious scientific attempts to study whether or not our “reality” is, in fact, a computer simulation a la “The Matrix.”

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2485 Vivian-In 2004, a Mario game had a transgender playable character named Vivian with a subplot about being accepted by her family. This was censored in the American version.

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2486 Jeremy Harper-The world record for the largest number ever counted belongs to Jeremy Harper. He streamed the entire process online and raised money for a charity. He reached 1,000,000. It took him 3 months.

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2487 Implants-In a Swedish study which studied 3500 women with breast implants and their cause of death, it was found that they were 3 times more likely to commit suicide when compared to the average Swedish population.

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2488 Hayley Atwell-Hayley Atwell was aged in Captain America: The Winter Soldier using computer-generated imagery for her appearance as an elderly Peggy Carter. Anthony Russo commented that “all the old people have looked the same in movies since the 80s when you go down the make-up route.” Joe Russo said: “We changed her face and her muscle structure and all of those things that change when you age.”

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