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Oreo "Double Stuf" do not contain double the amount of filling, but merely 1.86 times the amount, though Nabisco refutes this claim.

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A deer's eyes are more sensitive to light than ours. That's why when a deer is suddenly struck by the beam of a car’s headlights, its fully dilated pupils become blinded by the abundance of light, so it cannot see at all. This is why the deer just stands still in front of the car.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, "the Godmother of Rock and Roll” was a pioneer in her guitar technique; among the first popular recording artists to use heavy distortion on her electric guitar and her technique had a profound influence on Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Keith Richards.

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After "Rocky IV," a joke circulated around Hollywood that Rocky had run out of earthly opponents and would have to fight an alien if a fifth film was made. That joke inspired the script for “Predator."

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Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado in 20 years planted 2.7 million trees to afforest part of The Atlantic Forest & resulted in 1,500 acres of rainforest being recovered with 293 of plants, 15 reptiles, 172 bird, 15 amphibian & 33 mammal species have returned.

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The Japanese bullet train system is equipped with a network of sensitive seismometers. On March 11, 2011, one of the seismometers detected an 8.9 magnitude earthquake 12 seconds before it hit and sent a stop signal to 33 trains. As a result, only one bullet train derailed that day.

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Koalas have one of the smallest brains in proportion to body weight of any mammal. They are so dumb, that when presented with leaves on a flat surface instead of on branches, they are unable to recognize them as food and will not eat them.

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Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe predicted that the internet would collapse in 1996, promising to eat his words if not. In 1997, he took a printed copy of his column that predicted the collapse, put it in a blender with some liquid and then consumed the pulpy mass.

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The first ever science fiction novel, “A True Story” was written in the second century AD. The novel includes travel to the outer space, flying to the Moon, alien lifeforms, interplanetary warfare and continents across the ocean.

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In December 1999, a schizophrenic man broke into George Harrison’s home and stabbed him over 40 times. His wife incapacitated the man and George was hospitalized. His official statement following the attack was “He wasn't a burglar, and he certainly wasn't auditioning for the Traveling Wilburys.”

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