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On August 4, 1922, phone service across the United States and Canada was suspended for one minute to honor Alexander Graham Bell's funeral with a moment of silence.

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Dexter Holland, lead singer of Offspring, was valedictorian of his school and had a masters in molecular biology before the band became famous. He since earned his PhD and published a paper on the use of computational molecular biological approaches to identify microRNA sequences in HIV.

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Pringles are technically not potato chips, they are molded out of powdered potato, wheat, and other additives.

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Bertha Benz successfully marketed her husband's invention, the motor car, when she took it for a 65 mile trip, overcoming mechanical problems and inventing brake shoes on the way, and proving that cars were suitable for long journeys. Her trip gained attention, resulting in Benz's first sale.

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A study concluded that when humans forbid dogs to eat foods, dogs are 4 times more likely to steal the food in the dark, when they think humans can’t spot them. Dogs based their stealing strategies on their belief that humans can see or not in low light conditions.

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75% of people who work 4 days a week report high job satisfaction and less illness in the workplace. Over half (69%) report lower stress levels.

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The longest marriage ever recorded was 87 years long. Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher were married on May 13, 1924, and stayed together until Herbert passed away in 2011 at the age of 105. Zelmyra passed away two years later, also at the age of 105.

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Ed Helms' missing tooth in "The Hangover" was not created with prosthetics or visual effects. Helms never had that tooth grow and received a dental implant as a teenager, and it was removed during filming.

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The Dragonfly is one of the most skilled predators on the planet being absolutely lethal to other insects, missing only one prey in twenty.

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In 1987, the entire world population of condors was 27. They were all captured and saved from extinction through captive breeding, leading to a world population of 488 in 2018.

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