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Chanel's directors were Jewish and that during the Nazi invasion of France Coco Chanel used her position as an "Aryan" to claim sole ownership. The Wertheimers, anticipating the move, turned the control over to a Christian French businessman who, after the war, returned the company to them.

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Over 60 old police cars were purchased for the making of the 1980 movie Blues Brothers' chase scenes, and none of them survived.

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Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two men who reached Mount Everest, didn't know when his exact birthday was. After his ascent of Everest on 29 May 1953, he decided to celebrate his birthday on that day thereafter.

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The Spanish once granted automatic Spanish citizenship to Irish people. Due to their belief that the Irish were a group of ancient Spanairds who left Spain with a Spanish King called Míl Espáine to settle the Island of Ireland.

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The founders of Mensa envisioned it as "an aristocracy of the intellect", and was disappointed that a majority of members came from humble homes.

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The Haya People of Tanzania have been forging steel for over 2000 years. Investigation of their land led to the discovery of ancient furnaces that were then carbon dated and found to be around 2000-years-old.

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Green tea, black tea, oolong tea all come from the same plant. The only difference is the oxidization level of the leaves.

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When Israel got attacked during the Yom Kippur war, the fact it was a holiday likely helped rather than hindered their response. Since roadways were clear and most folks were together in synagogue, the military was able to better mobilize reserve forces more quickly.

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Alice Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song "School's Out" when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?" "If we can catch that three minutes in a song, it's going to be so big.”

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Bubbles in a bath keep the water warmer for longer.

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