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2596 Incandescent bulbs-The leading manufacturers of incandescent light bulbs in the early 20th century, conspired to keep the lifetime of their bulbs far below their real technological capabilities. This way, they ensured continuous demand for more bulbs and hence, long-term profit for themselves.

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2597 Takeru Kobayashi-In 2010, Guinness competitive eater record holder Takeru Kobayashi was arrested for trespassing & obstructing government administration at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. When Nathans removed him from their Wall of Fame, the contest lost multiple sponsorships & 41% viewer ratings in 2 years.

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2598 Snackman-Snackman, the guy who stopped a subway fight by standing between two combatants and calmly ate chips, was inundated with marriage proposals and date requests after video of the brawl went viral.

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2599 Self-injury-When people self-injure, e.g., cut themselves with razors, the brain immediately stops repeating painful thoughts, such as, “I am worthless and unlovable”, and releases a flood of soothing endorphins.

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2600 Dr. Francis M. Fesmire-Dr. Francis M. Fesmire won the 2006 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering how to cure the hiccups with rectal massage.

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2591 Gerbils-MI5 once had a plan to use Gerbils to detect terrorists/spies at airports, as their sense of smell can acutely detect increased adrenalin in people. The project was scrapped when the Gerbils proved unable to tell the difference between terrorists and those afraid of flying.

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2592 Rabbi Michael Weisser-Larry Trapp, a KKK Grand Dragon, confined to a wheelchair, had been threatening a local rabbi named Rabbi Weisser. The rabbi responded by offering the man compassion, friendship, and transportation around town. They became friends and the Grand Dragon eventually quit the KKK and converted to Judaism.

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2593 Russian Imperial Stout-On a trip to England in 1698, Peter the Great loved the taste of stout beers, but was unable to take any back with him to Russia before it spoiled. To mitigate this, London brewers added more hops and alcohol to their stouts thus creating a new beer style, the Russian Imperial Stout.

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2594 Dwight D. Eisenhower-Dwight D. Eisenhower once said “The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.”

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2595 Racism-A 2011 Harvard/Tufts study showed that most white Americans now believe anti-white racism has surpassed anti-black racism in the U.S.

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1505 Neo's Passport

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1506 Angelina Jolie

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1507 Challenger explosion

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1508 Zhuge Liang

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1509 Engineers Without Borders

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1510 John Gotti

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1501 Life Expectancy

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1502 ADHD

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1503 Apple Datacenter

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1504 Finnish Suanas

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