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The jacuzzi was invented by Candido Jacuzzi to provide pain relief for his 15-month-old son, Kenny Jacuzzi, who was born with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Spanish conquistadors in America didn't realize the true value and rarity of platinum and only cared about gold, but counterfeiters would use platinum to make fake gold and silver, so the Spaniards would dump any confiscated platinum into the sea to try and combat this forging problem.

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Malcolm X said that white people could not join his black nationalist Organization of Afro-American Unity, but "if John Brown was still alive, we might accept him." Brown was a famous abolitionist convicted and hanged for treason after attempting to lead a slave rebellion in 1859.

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7,000 years ago, the Sahara Desert and the Arabian desert were actually grassland suitable for pastoral farming.

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Dragonfly wings kill bacteria on contact by ripping apart their cell membranes with sharp nanopillars as they move across the surface of the wing.

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Until the late 15th century the word “girl” simply means a child of either sex. Male babies were called “knave girls” and female babies were referred to as “gay girls”.

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Charlie Chaplin was the subject of an FBI investigation due to alleged communist sympathies during the height of McCarthyism. He later said "As for politics, I am an anarchist. I hate government and rules - and fetters ... People must be free.”

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Iran's Queen Tadj ol-Molouk played an important part in the abolition of the veil in Iran during the reign of her husband. She was the first Iranian Queen to show herself in public when she attended a gradation ceremony in modern clothes with her two daughters, without veils.

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When Paul Verhoeven first received the script for Robocop, he threw it away in disgust after glancing through it. His wife picked it up from the bin and read through it more thoroughly, and persuaded him that it had more substance than he initially thought.

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The 1st trip to the South Pole was a secretive mission. 34 days later 5 men reached the South Pole to realize they were they too late to be first. On the return trip they all died of starvation and extreme cold.

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