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A Taiwan man, Ben Hsu, swallowed an AirPod while asleep. When Hsu awoke, he hit Apple's tracking & heard beeps from inside his body. Kaohsiung Hospital confirmed: the earbud was in his stomach, and then passed from his body naturally. After a wash/dry his AirPod worked as usual, battery at 41%.

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Paris holds an annual contest to find the city’s best baguette. Around 200 bakers each submit two baguettes (must be eligible) to be graded on quality, look, smell, taste, and crunch. The winner wins €4000 and a contract to supply the French president fresh baguettes every day for 1 year.

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The man who wrote the Klingon language also wrote the Atlantean language for Disney’s “Atlantis: The Lost Empire,” and the lead character was physically modeled after him.

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In 1963, Alweg (known for Disneyland's Monorail) offered to fund/build a monorail transit system throughout Los Angeles County at no cost to county taxpayers. Instead, L.A. County authorities killed off the project due to being pressured from Standard Oil of California and General Motors.

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Engineers in Canada receive an Iron Ring to remind them to have humility and follow highest engineering standards. It is proudly worn on a pinky of working hand and is given in a non-public ritual authored by Rudyard Kipling.

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In 1979, the Black-footed ferret was declared extinct. In 1981, the species was rediscovered when a dog in Meeteetse, Wyoming brought a dead ferret home. A small population was found and today the Black-footed ferret is making a comeback.

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Elvis Presley wanted to record "I Will Always Love You". Dolly Parton was interested until Presley's manager told her that she needed to sign over half of the publishing rights to the song. She refused. This decision helped her make millions of dollars in royalties from the song.

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Pope Clement VII personally approved Nicolaus Copernicus’s theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun in 1533, 99 years before Galileo Galilei’s heresy trial for similar ideas.

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The 1 Percent Rule states that only 1% of an Internet community creates new content. The rest of the community is divided between content editors (9%) and content viewers (90%).

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Penguins have an specialized organ that filters salt from their bloodstream, allowing them to drink salt water.

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