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There is no anti-venom for a blue-ringed octopus bite. However, if you can get a ventilator to breathe for you for 15 hours, you survive with no side effects.

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A rancher in Oregon named Bill Brown would often write checks on any paper available. This often included soup can labels and newspaper margins. As he was rich and known for this, the banks would cash the checks without question.

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Dogs were originally listed as non-self-aware, due to failing the "mirror test". However, since dogs are not visually oriented, a new test, "sniff test of self recognition" was developed, and shows significant evidence of self-awareness in dogs.

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Coffee does not dehydrate you and hydrates nearly the same as water.

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Jewish communities had lower death rates during the 14th c. Black Death due to their hygienic practices. This in part inspired a wave of antisemitic violence in Christian Europe, where some communities attributed the pandemic to a Jewish conspiracy.

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Pokémon is the highest-grossing media franchise in the world with $59 Billion in revenue, $16 Billion more than Star Wars.

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Nintendo sold more Nintendo Switch consoles in its first year than Wii U consoles in its entire lifetime.

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The only foreign anthem ever played at Buckingham Palace was the American anthem the day after 9/11.

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Paul McCartney wrote the song "Let it be" during a period when the Beatles weren't sure how long would their success last. McCartney's mother, who had passed away from cancer when he was 14, came to him in a dream and reassured him saying: "It will be all right, just let it be”.

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When the Phrygians were without a king, an oracle at Telmessos decreed that the next man to enter the city driving an oxcart should become their king. An unsuspecting peasant farmer named Gordias drove into town on an oxcart and was immediately declared king.

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