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16. Ketamine is a potent antidepressant. A single low, sub-anesthetic dose of ketamine given via intravenous infusion may produce antidepressant effects within four hours in people with depression. These antidepressant effects may persist for up to several weeks following a single infusion. – Source

17. The $2 bill makes up 1% of currency circulation. Its scarcity in daily use has confused some merchants who believe the bill to be fake. A 13-year-old girl in Texas was detained by Police when she tried to pay for her school lunch w/a $2 bill, b/c the school’s counterfeit pen wouldn’t work on it. – Source

18. In 2015, an American teen chose to commit suicide by snake bite. Sitting in his car, he allowed his pet Cobra to bite him multiple times. He was found in his car having suffered cardiac arrest, the snake had escaped and was later found on a nearby road. – Source

19. An American man who made a fortune off the newly invented typewriter built a mansion on Carleton Island in New York state in 1895. After the property was built, he spent one night in it and then died of a heart attack. The mansion has now been empty for almost 100 years, yet still stands. – Source

20. Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt once snuck out of a White House event, commandeered an airplane, and went on a joyride to Baltimore. – Source

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21. When Dan Aykroyd was developing Crystal Head Vodka, he thought there would be a trademark conflict with “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, a meeting between Aykroyd and director Steven Spielberg resulted in the drink being served at the movie’s premiere. – Source

22. Every fourth generation of Monarch Butterflies lives 8 times longer than the previous generations and travels 10 times farther during migration. – Source

23. John Snow, who found the cause of cholera during the height of an epidemic, proved his findings by halting an entire outbreak through one action- removing the infected water pump handle. – Source

24. In 2013, a petition requesting that the United States Government build a Death Star reached 25,000 signatures, the threshold requiring the White House office to make a response. One part of the response was, “The Administration does not support blowing up planets.” – Source

25. Dogs are prosocial, meaning that they volunteer to help or share with others, even when there might not directly be any benefit to themselves. – Source

 

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