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A surgical antiseptic was distilled and sold as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea, then was then re-marketed as what we know now as Listerine

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Nearly 100 million sharks were used to be killed each year in China, mostly for their fins. However in few couple of years, 85% of Chinese consumers gave up shark fin soup, largely as a result of campaigning by ex-NBA player Yao Ming.

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An Amsterdam anti-litter campaign hired alcoholics to pick up trash and paid them in beer.

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The atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 13% of the US people were in favor of "killing off" all Japanese people. And after Japan surrendered, 22.7% of Americans wished more atomic bombs had been dropped.

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During World War 2, Hershey made a bar for US soldiers that was meant to taste so bad, soldiers would only eat it if they were starved.

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A one pound onion has 191 calories, a Blooming Onion from Outback Steakhouse has 1954 calories.

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Ultra-pasteurized milks like Organic Horizon and Stonyfield do not need to be refrigerated. They are put into the cooling section at the store cause People don't trust unrefrigerated milk especially in the US.

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Up until the 1960′s, the only reliable pregnancy test was to inject a woman’s urine into a female African clawed frog. If the woman was pregnant, the frog would ovulate within 12 hours.

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When 20th-century archaeologist Leonard Woolley excavated the temple at Ur, he found rows of neatly arranged artifacts of varying ages accompanied by inscriptions describing them: a 2500-year-old archaeological museum.

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PhD students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression than other people.

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