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2562 Cheerleader Effect-“Cheerleader effect”, the theory that girls look more attractive in groups, is scientifically proven.

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2563 Eagle Stadium-Eagle Stadium is a $60 million high school football stadium in Allen, Texas. The project was highly controversial, considering that the money could have paid 120 teacher salaries for a decade.

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2564 Inner Speech-“Inner speech” (the voice you hear inside your head when you’re reading or thinking) is accompanied by tiny muscular movements in the larynx.

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2565 Ancient Stones-There were ancient stone tablets in Japan’s recent tsunami struck areas with inscriptions “Do not build your homes below this point!”

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2566 Donald Fan Club-Donald Duck has a huge cult following in Germany. Belonging to the society “D.O.N.A.L.D”, fans (known as Donaldists) hold annual meetings, have lectures, and have even infiltrated respected German newspapers, where they’ve inserted Donald quotes that only other Donaldists would understand.

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2567 Pokemon Flashing Seizures-In Japan, in 1997, a Pokemon scene with flashing lights induced mass seizures in children across the country. Reporting on the incident, the nightly news replayed the offending scene, prompting yet more seizures.

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2568 Teletubbies-In Kazakhstan, the children’s TV show the Teletubbies was banned by personal order of the president on the grounds that Tinky Winky “was a sexual pervert.”

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2569 Scrabble Championship-A father and son were matched against each other in the National Scrabble Championship. The father won by playing “DEFEATED” as his last word.

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2570 Canary Islands-The Canary Islands were named after the Latin word for dog (Canariae Insulae, “Island of Dogs”). It is the canary birds who are named after the island, not the other way around.

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2561 Atheists-A Pew survey in 2010 found that Atheists/Agnostics are one of the highest scoring groups when it comes to general religious knowledge.

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2584 Ernest Hemingway-Ernest Hemingway begged his wife not to send him for more electroshock treatments because he lost so much of his memory he couldn’t even remember his own name. He committed suicide the day after his 36th shock treatment.

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2585 American Psycho-The “American Psycho” movie studio wanted Leonardo DiCaprio for the Bateman role and were willing to quadruple the budget to accommodate DiCaprio’s $21 million quote. Meanwhile, Christian Bale turned down all roles and auditions for 9 months, confident that DiCaprio would eventually decline the part.

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2586 Hurricane Katrina Pets-About 44% of the people who didn’t evacuate for Hurricane Katrina stayed because they didn't want to abandon their pets. This prompted major changes to state and federal laws regarding the evacuation of pets during disasters.

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2587 Ferdinand Demara-An identity thief named Ferdinand Demara stole the identity of a surgeon and while aboard a Navy destroyer was tasked with performing several life-saving surgeries. He proceeded to memorize a medical textbook just before hand and all the patients survived.

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2588 Shelly Miscavige-Shelly Miscavige, wife of head Scientologist David Miscavige, has been ‘missing’ since 2007.

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2589 Karen Gillan-To prepare for the role of Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy, Karen Gillan really did shave her head.

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2590 Teacup Pig-The “teacup pig” fad was just a scam that sold baby piglets to unsuspecting buyers. Paris Hilton bought one off the internet and now owns a massive mama hog.

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2581 Carolina Reaper-There is actually a pepper hotter than the Ghost Chili. The new record holder is called the Carolina Reaper, and rates an average of 1,569,300 Scoville units.

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2582 Vampire Squirrel-The “vampire squirrel” of Borneo has the fluffiest tail of any mammal on Earth. Its tail is 130% the size of its own body.

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2583 Jimmy Carter-Jimmy Carter made the American microbew industry possible by legalizing the selling of malt, hops, and yeast to home brewers for the first time since Prohibition.

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2571 Accidents-If a person has had part of their body crushed in an accident and trapped for more than 15 minutes, you should not free them without medical personnel on the scene. Crushed muscles break down into toxic byproducts, and releasing the pressure lets them flow into the body, killing the person.

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2572 Google-Google wants to stop people using the term “Google” as a verb meaning to search something up with an internet search engine. They believe that due to brand recognition, Google will become a generic term, and hence cost them the legal right to a trademark.

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2573 Jennifer Aniston-Jennifer Aniston personally owned Pat the Dog, the white, ceramic dog statue in Joey and Chandler's apartment. It was a gift to her on the first day of filming and the producers of Friends wanted to use it.

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2574 Sean Connery-Sean Connery once fought and won against six gang members after they tried to mug him. The gang gave him great respect after the defeat and Connery became known as a “hard man.”

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2575 King Tut-King Tut had a club foot, feminine hips, an overbite. He had Kohler’s disease. DNA tests have determined that Pharaoh’s parents were undoubtedly brother and sister.

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2576 Robotic Fish-In 2012, NYU-Poly constructed a robotic fish and placed it in a tank of golden shiners. After simulating the tail movements of a leader fish, the robotic fish was eventually accepted and became their leader.

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2577 De-Knighting-The Queen can de-knight someone. One of the last people to be de-knighted was a financier who participated in a scheme to inflate the share price of Guinness.

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2578 President Carter-When President Carter supported racial equality in the 1950s, his peanut farm was boycotted. He ran against the Sheriff for a new local senate seat, losing to the Sheriff. Upon challenging the loss, they discovered his opponent was committing voter fraud. A new election was held, and Carter won.

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2579 SUV flip Save-When a North Carolina man named Paxton Galvanek saw an SUV flip and roll on a highway, with no prior medical training he was able to provide medical aid to the victims with skills he learned from the video game “America’s Army.”

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2580 Mike Cilgram-In 1998, a British man named Mike Cilgram faked his own death to make his wife realize how much she missed him. He left his clothes on the beach and hid. It backfired as his wife divorced him after learning about his prank.

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