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3609 Kidney Transplant-In 2012, a man sacrificed his kidney in order to save his younger sister but his efforts ended in vain when a nurse mistakenly disposed the donated organ. His sister had to get another kidney for transplant 3 months later. The family sued the hospital for their negligence.

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3601 Lucille Ball-Lucille Ball’s production company, Desilu, produced the original Star Trek TV series, and Lucy herself approved the development of the Star Trek concept into a series.

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3602 Marcos Ugarte-When his neighbor’s home went up in flames, 14-year-old Oregon teen named Marcos Ugarte climbed a ladder held by his father, entered the burning home and saved an 8-year-old’s life who was trapped inside. He said, “I can’t say I really consider myself a hero. I think anyone would have done what I did.”

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3603 Colorado River-In 2014, the Colorado River reached the sea for the first time in 16 years.

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3604 Octopus-Octopi are known to sneak onboard fishing boats, open holds, and eat the crabs used as bait.

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3605 Suit Pockets-The pockets on men’s dress clothing are often sewn shut to preserve aesthetics during transport to, and display in, the store. These are functional pockets that can be opened up and are not fake pockets as many assume.

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3606 St Albans Loan-A loan of £1000 at the rate of 6% p.a. was given by a UK school to the city of St Albans in 1722. St. Albans City council, despite acknowledging the loan, has not made any repayments on it. As of 2012, the debt stands at £21,800,000,000 (21.8 billion GBP).

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3607 James Watson-Famed molecular biologist James Watson put his Nobel Prize up for auction in 2014 due to financial hardships. It sold for $4.1 million, and was promptly returned to him by the buyer.

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3608 OJ Simpson Chase-Domino's Pizza stated that its pizza delivery sales during the televised chase of OJ Simpson were as large as on Super Bowl Sunday.

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3610 Dr. Richard Barista-After a doctor named Richard Barista was slapped with divorce papers from his wife, he sued her for the return of the kidney he gave her 8 years ago. He requested her to pay $1.5 million for the organ he donated and insisted his cash-for-kidney claim was a direct result of his wife’s behavior.

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