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2474 Blackfish Poll-A newspaper posted a poll asking readers if watching Blackfish, a documentary critical of SeaWorld for keeping orcas captive, changed their opinions of SeaWorld. The results were “No.” It was later revealed that 55% of the votes came from a single IP-address, which was hosted by SeaWorld.

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2475 Hoover Dam-Because the concrete of the Hoover Dam was poured into individual, rectangular shaped sections, rather than with a single, continuous pour, the physical dam itself will survive up to 10,000 years.

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2476 Pine forest Walk-One of the reasons your lungs feel refreshed when walking through a pine forest is because of an anti-inflammatory compound called a-Pinene, found in conifers. It is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of asthma and abundantly present in marijuana.

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2477 Flyting-The concept of “rap battle” has existed since the 5th century, where poets would engage in “flyting,” a spoken word event where poets would insult one another in verse. The Norse god Loki is noted as having insulted other gods in verse.

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2478 Breaking Bad-AMC gave the writers of ‘Breaking Bad’ permission to use only one ‘f**k’ each season, which led to giant discussions when to use the one ‘f**k.’ Because the pilot episode was independent, they used a bunch of 'f**ks' there.

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2479 Kankuntu-In 2008, a dog named Kankuntu tried to save his owners’ lives after five pirates hijacked their yacht off the coast of Venezuela. After the pirates climbed aboard, the dog furiously attacked them, biting and snapping until he was stabbed then shot. The dog survived and the pirates left almost empty handed.Source

 

2480 Emily the cow-In 1995, Emily the cow escaped from a Massachusetts slaughterhouse minutes before her turn at the abattoir, wandered for 40 days eluding capture, went on to live for 8 more years before getting a memorial on her grave.

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2471 Kate Mara-Kate Mara had initially wanted to read Fantastic Four comic books to prepare for her role as Susan Storm in the latest Fantastic Four movie, but the filmmakers explained to cast that it was unnecessary as the film was an original story not based directly on the comics.

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2472 Daniel James Jr.-Daniel “Chappie” James Jr., the first African American to reach the rank of four-star general, had an Old West style standoff with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who complied and pulled back after James demanded him to move his hand away from his gun.

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2473 Michael O'Leary-Millionaire Michael O'Leary, CEO of airline Ryanair, has his own taxicab company with just one cab, just so that he can legally use the bus lanes and avoid traffic jams.

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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.”Source

 

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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