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Diamond, despite being the hardest material known, will shatter if hit with a hammer. Hardness means resistance to scratching; toughness is a different property.

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A man was fined $48,000 by the FCC for using a cell phone jammer everyday on his commute, because he didn't like motorists around him on their phones.

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It is illegal in China to be reincarnated without government approval.

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There were 30ft long sea cows called Steller's sea cows in the 1700s and humans killed them.

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Australian Don Ritchie talked at least 160 people out of committing suicide at Watson's Bay by offering them a cup of tea and someone to talk to. He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his efforts.

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Ben, from Ben & Jerry's ice-cream, has no sense of smell and gets his "food enjoyment" from texture. This is why the brand puts chunky ingredients in their ice-cream.

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A bald eagle somehow made its way to Ireland in 1987 and was so tired that it had to be returned via airplane.

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Earthworms have even been ranked the number one most influential species in the history of the planet, above dinosaurs and humans.

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Russians considered the winter when Napoleon invaded Russia to be "a relatively mild winter”.

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In 2002, a DHL flight and Bashkirian Airlines flight collided mid-air, killing everyone. 1.5 years later, a Russian citizen who lost his wife and kids tracked down the ATC employee who was on duty and murdered him.

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