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PicFacts(2001-2500)

2493 Helga Estby-In 1893, Helga Estby walked across America to win a $10,000 prize to save her home. When she finished, the sponsor refused to pay out. She returned home and found two of her children died in her absence and then she lost her house.

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2494 Speeding tickets-In Finland, speeding tickets are calculated on a percentage of a person’s income. This causes some Finnish millionaires to face fines of over $100,000.

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2495 Eggs-Eggs are naturally safe to store without refrigeration. U.S. shoppers refrigerate them because North American egg cleaning procedures erode the egg’s cuticle, a protective layer preventing bacteria growth, thereby necessitating refrigeration.

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2496 Napoleon-Napoleon was actually 5’7”, an average male height at the time, and his “shortness” was propaganda used by the British that is still believed today.

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2497 Wedding Sting-In 1990, a police department in Michigan staged a fake wedding with undercover cops acting as the bride and groom and invited local drug dealers to attend. At the reception, they busted them all at once.

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Rob McElhenney-Rob McElhenney who plays the homophobic character Mac on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was raised by a lesbian couple.

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2499 Elisha Cuthbert-During season 2 shooting of 24, Elisha Cuthbert was bitten by the mountain lion who menaced her in one of the plotlines. Before shooting the scene the animal trainer suggested she “meet” the mountain lion before shooting, when she went to pet the mountain lion it bit her hand. She was taken to the hospital, treated for puncture wounds and was given a tetanus shot.

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2500 Mosquito Laser-Scientists have been working on a mosquito-killing laser that can kill up to 100 mosquitos a second. The system can even distinguish gender and species by calculating the speed at which their wings beat.

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2491 Vending machines-Vending machines kill more people per year than sharks. Vending machines kill an average of 13 people a year and sharks kill 5.

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2492 Hedgehog Dilemma-

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  • You realize when you say the strongest telescope is able to see the edge of the observable universe, it is comparable to saying you found something in the last place you looked. If nothing can observe anything further because it is the strongest, then yes it is common sense that it can see the furthest……

  • Tommy Prince was a First Nations (Native Canadian). Not American.
    He was a highly decorated soldier in WW2 and Korea from Manitoba Canada.
    The photo shows him wearing his Royal Canadian Army uniform.

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