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On the set of The Princess Bride, André the Giant once "let out a 16 second fart and brought production to a standstill." Nobody said anything except director Rob Reiner, who said "Are you OK, André?" to which André replied, "I am now boss.”

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Out of the United States' 2.9 million female high school athletes, only 3% are cheerleaders, yet cheerleading accounts for nearly 65% of all catastrophic injuries in girls' high school athletics and carries the highest rate of catastrophic injuries in sports.

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Hugh Jackman never knew wolverines were real animals; he mistakenly studied wolves in preparation for the iconic super hero role.

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Monkeys with smaller testicles scream louder to compensate.

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The most popular prison currency is no longer cigarettes, but ramen noodles.

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A child is 16 times safer riding to school in a school bus than in a family vehicle.

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In 1846, Henry David Thoreau refused to pay his taxes because he objected the Mexican-American War and slavery. He spent the night in jail for his actions. This popularized the concept of Civil Disobedience, peacefully protesting a law, which later influenced Gandhi, MLK, and Leo Tolstoy.

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Edna Mode, the superhero costume designer in The Incredibles, is voiced by Brad Bird, the film's director. Bird voiced Edna during storyboarding sessions, after which the production team couldn't find an actress who could do the voice better than him.

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The word "idiot" has its origins in ancient Greece; "idiotes" meant a "private citizen" who did not take part in public/political life and concerned himself only with private affairs. These people were seen as self-centered and dishonorable.

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Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch has been performed by the same, original Muppeteer since 1969.

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