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The American flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission was inserted only seven inches deep and was placed about 27 feet from the Eagle landing craft. As a result, it was blown over by the blast of the rocket exhaust during the takeoff back to Earth.

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Redheads have a 25% higher pain threshold, can make their own supply of vitamin D and feel temperature changes better than the rest of us due to their “redhead gene” MC1R.

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When Charlie Sheen came out as HIV positive, it led to a 95 percent increase in over the counter HIV home testing kits and 2.75 million searches on the topic, dubbed "The Charlie Sheen Effect." Some said that Sheen did more for awareness of HIV than most UN events.

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Obesity is a rising problem for horses, just like for humans, partly due to a tendency for an owner with a horse of perfectly acceptable body condition to be criticized and accused of not feeding enough.

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MS The World is the largest privately owned residential yacht. The 150-200 residents who live aboard make decisions about the ship's itinerary, finances, and lifestyle and are looked after by a crew of 280. Apartments cost between $2-15 million.

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Eagle's can view something the size of a rabbit from 3 miles away. They see more colors than humans, and can also see in the UV range of light (allowing them to see the urine trail of prey).

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SUVs, with their higher front-end profile, are at least twice as likely as cars to kill pedestrians; higher SUV sales have led to huge increase in pedestrian fatalities in the US during the past decade.

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A Molotov Cocktail is so named because of the Finn's mockery of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, where Vyacheslav Moloto said bombing raids over Finland where "Humanitarian Bread Drops". Finns attacked Soviet tanks with the aforementioned weapons as "a drink to go with the bread”.

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Major orange juice producers add chemical fragrances called "flavor packs" to their juice to provide the signature taste of their brand because OJ loses its flavor during pasteurization and de-oxygenation.

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After H. P. Lovecraft's grandmother died when he was five years old, his mother and aunts began wearing black dresses around the house to mourn her. These "terrified" Lovecraft, and he began to have nightmares about them, which also involved some of the creatures he would later write about.

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