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In 2016, Shabani, a male Gorilla at a Japanese zoo received worldwide attention when women started flocking to see him as they thought him to be extremely handsome and manly. The crowds of women yelling his name made him so uncomfortable, zoo staff had to put up signs telling them to stop.

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Actress Olivia de Havilland, who got her first Oscar nomination in 1939 for her role in Gone With the Wind (at age 23), is still alive. She's 103.

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Charles Darwin was an avid beetle collector. One day he found 2 rare beetles and seized one in each hand. He then saw a third one, and thus put one of the beetles he already had into his mouth. It ejected some acid and burnt his tongue, forcing him to spit it out. He lost 2 of the beetles.

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There's a holiday called “Buy Nothing Day” an international day of protest against consumerism & “Black Friday.” Participants wander around shopping malls or other consumer havens with a blank stare.

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Harlon block, a marine who raised the flag at Iwo Jima, died a few days after the famous photo of the event was taken. He was misidentified for 2 years. However, his mother had immediately recognised him in it, saying “I’ve changed so many diapers on that boy’s butt, I know it’s my boy”.

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Haunted house attractions didn't really go mainstream in North America until the Great Depression, when parents began organizing haunted houses or trails to keep young men from causing trouble on All Hallow's Eve.

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Ketchup started as a Chinese fish-based sauce, then it was picked up by the British and made into a mushroom-based sauce, and finally picked up by the Americans and made into a tomato-based sauce.

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Steve McQueen was demoted to private seven times by the Marines; he then saved the lives of other Marines by pulling them from a sinking tank, after which he was assigned to guard the presidential yacht of US President Harry Truman.

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Concorde flew so high passengers received twice the dose of radiation from flying in a conventional aircraft, which was believed to increase cancer risk. The flight deck contained a radiometer so they could descend in case of a solar storm.

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City Park in New Orleans holds the world's largest collection of mature live oak trees, some older than 600 years in age.

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