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4111 Gillian Anderson-FOX initially required Gillian Anderson to stand a few feet behind her The X-Files co-star David Duchovny whenever on camera, never side-by-side, causing the actress to believe the studio thought of her as nothing more than “a sidekick.”

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4112 Robert D. Maxwell-In France in September 1944, Technician Robert D. Maxwell threw himself on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers. Though badly injured, he survived and was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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4113 J.K. Rowling-Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is the first billionaire to fall off the Forbes billionaire list because of charitable giving: “You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.”

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4114 King Kamehameha-When King Kamehameha of Hawaii died in 1819, his body was taken and buried in secret in accordance with Hawaiian tradition to preserve his mana. To this day, his body has not been found and people only speculate on its location.

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4115 Close door-Approximately 80% of “close door” elevator buttons aren’t connected to anything.

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4116 The Law of the Tongue-In the early 1900s, whalers had an agreement called “The Law of the Tongue” with a pod of killer whales, where the killer whales herded baleen whales in exchange for tongues and lips. The leader of the pod was believed to be 80 years old when he died.

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4117 Shah of Iran-In the late 1960s, the Shah of Iran sent a series of letters to the King of Saudi Arabia, saying, “Please, my brother, modernize. Open up your country. Make the schools mixed. Let women wear miniskirts. Have discos. Be modern. Otherwise I cannot guarantee you will stay on your throne.”

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4118 Deskunking-Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can be used to remove the smell of skunk spray. The oxygen molecules from the hydrogen peroxide bond with the thiol compounds present in the skunk spray, completely neutralizing the odor.

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4119 Toilet Flushing-Most toilets in Hong Kong are flushed with seawater in order to conserve the city’s scarce freshwater resources.

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4120 Whale fall-When a whale dies and its carcass falls into the Bathyal or Abyssal zone of the ocean floor, it can sustain a complex localized ecosystem of deep-sea organisms for decades. This is called a “whale fall”.

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