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3070 USS Enterprise-The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise was the longest warship ever built, and weighed over 90,000 tons. Despite this, it was one of the fastest, due to having 8 separate nuclear reactors putting out a total of 280,000 hp. No other carrier has more than two.

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3063 Jodie Foster-Actress Jodie Foster was born three years after her parents got divorced. She was conceived while her mom was visiting her dad for child support.

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3065 Andrew Burgess-Andrew Burgess, the photographer who took Abraham Lincoln’s photo on the $5 bill is better known for inventing the pump-action folding shotgun.

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3077 Chewbacca Han Solo-In the now-defunct Star Wars Expanded Universe, Chewbacca owes a life-debt to Han Solo because Han refused an order from the Imperial Navy to skin the Wookiee as punishment for commandeering a ship full of slaves. Han is dishonorably discharged for his insubordination.

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3067 Chinese Google Hack-Before 2013, Chinese government hacked Google. While many initially believed the hack was targeting the email accounts of activists, it actually targeted and compromised Google’s internal warrant tracking system, letting the Chinese know which of their operatives were being monitored.

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3068 Göran Kropp-A Swedish man named Göran Kropp rode his bicycle to Nepal, climbed Everest alone without Sherpas or bottled oxygen and then cycled back to Sweden again.

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3069 Kim Peek-When Kim Peek managed payrolls of 160 people, he was able to complete this task in just hours without a calculator and when he was fired to be replaced by computer, it took two full time accountants plus the computer just to replace him.

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3064 Dean Winters-Allstate’s “Mr. Mayhem” Dean Winters has survived 17 surgeries and 9 amputations, including his nose and thumb, and also died for 2.5 minutes en route to the hospital after contracting a bacterial infection.

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3061 Mars Needs Moms-Disney’s movie “Mars Needs Moms” resulted in an estimated loss of $130,503,621 and is Disney’s worst received movie ever.

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3062 George Lucas-George Lucas built his $4 Billion ‘Star Wars’ empire by accepting a salary of $125,000 instead of $1 million in the first Star Wars movie, but keeping the right to direct sequels and licensing (sell toys, posters, T-shirt, etc.)

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