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3491 Julia Roberts-“Pretty Woman” was originally titled “$3,000” and was a cynical, depressing tale of a junkie prostitute and the rich jerk she spends a week with. In the end, the rich guy throws her out of the limo, and tosses the money down on the street.

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3492 Stabbing Victim-In March 2016, a young Palestinian boy went on a stabbing spree in the Israeli city of Petah Tikva. He stabbed an unarmed 40-year-old man multiple times in the upper body and neck. He managed to break away from his attacker and flee from the store, but came back, removed the knife from his neck, subdued and stabbed the terrorist to death. The victim was sent to hospital and survived to tell the tale.

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3493 J.R.R. Tolkien-J.R.R. Tolkien taught himself Finnish at 18, just so he could read one book, the Kalevala, which he used as a basis for Middle Earth legendarium.

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3494 Iodine-Iodine deficiency currently affects around 2 billion people and is the leading preventable cause of intellectual disability.

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3495 Michael Bay-Michael Bay walked out of the screening of Friday the 13th (2009), a movie that he produced, because it had too much sex.

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3496 Dragon Windows-The gaping holes that buildings in Hong Kong have are called dragon windows. They are designed so as not to block dragons’ passage from the hills to the sea.

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3497 Space Fireball-Astronomers have discovered a huge cloud of fiery gas speeding through a distant cluster of galaxies. This fireball contains more matter than 1,000 billion Suns, is about 3 million light years across and reaches temperatures of tens of millions of degrees. This fireball is gobbling up entire galaxies as it is moving along.

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3498 Helicopter Escape-In 1973, a helicopter landed in Dublin's Mountjoy prison exercise yard. The guards assumed it was a surprise inspection until three IRA prisoners got in and escaped.

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3499 Space Billboards-In 1993, there was a proposal to build a giant advertising billboard in outer space that would appear roughly the same size and brightness as the moon. The project didn’t meet funding and inspired a bill to ban any advertisement in outer space.

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3500 Right to Roam-United Kingdom has “right to roam” which allows public access for walking and leisure to mountains, moors, heaths and downs that are privately owned.

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