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Rick Rescorla saved all but 6 of his 2700 employees during the 9/11 attacks by directing people down the stairs using a bullhorn and encouraging them by singing Cornish songs.

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Flying a black Jolly Roger signalled piracy and offered your victim the option to surrender. Flying a red Jolly Roger signalled that no quarter would be given and your ship was about to be taken with no mercy.

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Rats have empathy. When offered the choice of a tempting chocolate treat, or rescuing a drowning rat, they chose to rescue the drowning rat.

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In 1914, the wife of the French PM assassinated a newspaper editor to prevent him from leaking that she and her husband had been dating while still married to their previous spouses. She was acquitted for “uncontrollable female emotions”.

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With over 13 sextillion made as of 2018, the Metal-Oxide-Silicon Transistor is the most widely manufactured device of all time.

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Gender reveal parties only became popular after a 2008 blog post, and the blogger now regrets popularizing the idea.

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Germany has launched a rocket with yeast on board into space. When the rocket returns the yeast will be used to make beer. Making it effectively space beer.

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In 1651, the Penderel brothers escorted young Prince Charles II from safe house to safe house after his defeat in the Battle of Worcester. Their descendants still receive £100 per year as a reward.

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The Inland Taipan or "fierce snake" is the most venomous snake in the world. However, because of its shy nature and timid nature there has never been a recorded death caused by its bite. The word "fierce" describes its venom, not its temperament.

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Clive Palmer is an Australian billionaire who has attempted to build the Titanic II once before, failed and is now trying again. He has also built an animatronic dinosaur park on a golf course in Australia.

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