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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics for doping.

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Scientists discovered a dinosaur tail perfectly preserved in amber. It is full of feathers.

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Pearl Jam discovered Ticketmaster was adding a service charge to all their concert tickets without informing the band. The band then created their own outdoor stadiums for the fans and testified against Ticketmaster to the United States Department of Justice.

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Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate to more than 80%.

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Black Sabbath's debut album in 1970 began with the sound of rain and a distant church bell. 43 years later, in 2013, their final album ended with the sound of rain and a distant church bell.

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In the 1930's a flute player released his pet lyrebird into the wild, which was able to mimic certain phrases of the man's music. The bird has shared the music with other lyrebirds and the same melodies are still sung by these birds today.

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Jesters were asked to tell bad news to the king that no one else dared deliver. The best-known example was in 1340 after the French fleet was destroyed by the English. The French King's jester told him the English sailors don't even have the guts to jump into the water like our brave French.

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The famous line from the film Captain Phillips "Look at me. I’m the captain now.” was improvised by actor Barkhad Abdi who had no prior acting experience.

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If you fall asleep on a Tarantino set they will take a picture of you with a 3ft. dildo named "Big Jerry" next to your face and put it on the wall of shame. If you take it it down, it gets enlarged and put up again. If you take it down again, it gets printed on t-shirts for the whole crew.

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Norway sends the UK Christmas trees every year as a symbol of gratitude for preserving Norwegian liberty during World War 2.

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