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3511 Emily Blunt-Emily Blunt developed a debilitating stutter in her childhood, which couldn’t be cured by speech or relaxation coaches. It was cured when she was asked to speak in an accent in the school play.

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3512 Alexander Prokhorenko-In March 2016, 25-year-old Russian soldier Alexander Prokhorenko called in the fighter jets to bomb his location the moment he found himself surrounded by ISIS fighters near the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

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3513 Creole French-Louisiana has its own version of French called “Creole French” which only 70,000 people can speak. It varies so much from standard French that native French speakers cannot understand it.

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3514 Eduardo Saverin-Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying $700 million in taxes.

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3515 Patrick Stewart-Patrick Stewart signed a 6-year contract for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” because he, his agent, and others with whom Stewart consulted all believed that the new TV show would quickly fail, and he would return to his Shakespearean career after making some money.

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3516 Territorio De Zaguates-There is a territory in Costa Rica called Territorio De Zaguates (Land of the Strays) which is basically a huge no kill dog shelter where you can hike for free with the dogs.

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3517 Michael Jackson-Joseph Jackson tried to teach his kids a lesson about leaving their bedroom windows open, so one night while his son Michael was asleep, Joseph wore a mask, climbed through the window, and shouted at him. Michael Jackson would later have recurring nightmares of being kidnapped from his bedroom.

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3518 Donkey Kong-In 1982, Universal Studios sued Nintendo over alleged similarities between King Kong and Donkey Kong. Not only did they lose, but the court found a King Kong game that Universal licensed was actually in violation of Nintendo’s copyrights.

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3519 Widower-“The Widower”, a dish from Grantham made with 20 infinity chilies is claimed to be the “World’s Hottest Curry.” Only one person has ever finished it and it took an hour for him to finish it, 10 minutes of which he spent hallucinating due to the endorphin rush.

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3520 Winston Groom-Winston Groom was paid $350,000 for the screenplay rights to his novel Forrest Gump and was contracted for a 3 percent share of the film’s net profits, but never received his share due to ‘Hollywood Accounting’ which posits that the movie lost money.

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