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When the inventors of Silly String were trying to sell their idea to Wham-O, one of them sprayed the can all over the person who was meeting with them and all over their office. They were asked to leave, however, a day later received a telegram asking them to send 24 cans for a test market.

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Cold water has negative calories, since your body needs to spend energy to heat it up.

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Orville Wright, the younger of the two Wright Brothers, expressed sadness about the death and destruction brought about by the bombers of WWII, stating “I once thought the aeroplane would end wars. I now wonder whether the aeroplane and the atomic bomb can do it.”

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Wolfenstein's B.J. Blazkowicz is the father of Billy Blaze from Commander Keen, who grew up to become the father of Doomguy, meaning Wolfenstein is a prequel to Doom.

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Japan's criminal justice system has a conviction rate of over 99%. To Japanese citizens and police, the arrest itself already creates the presumption of guilt which needs only to be verified via a confession.

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The composer Arnold Schoenberg had a morbid fear of the number 13. On his 76th birthday, an astrologer wrote him a letter of warning reading only "7 + 6 = 13", causing him to fall into a deep depression and illness, from which he died on Friday the 13th.

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The "Blue Java" banana is a hardy, cold-tolerant banana said to have a consistency like ice cream and a flavor similar to vanilla.

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Ostriches don't bury their heads in sand and think they have hidden from danger. They dig holes to bury their eggs. The myth came about from people seeing ostriches putting their heads in the holes to turn the eggs to ensure they are evenly heated.

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In the 1870s margarine, the economical rival to butter, was mandated in New Hampshire to be dyed pink in order to help dairy farmers. The reasoning: nobody would buy pink margarine.

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The cause of death of famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe is believed to be from a bladder infection after politeness kept him from excusing himself to use the bathroom during a royal banquet in October 1601, causing his bladder to rupture.He died 11 days later.

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