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In the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Emerald City is not green but is just a regular city, and everyone who enters it is forced to wear green-tinted glasses.

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In 1989, then Prime Minister of Japan Sōsuke Uno resigned after a geisha revealed she had an extramarital affair with him. The key of the scandal wasn't morality, but that he had failed to properly provide and support his mistress with an appropriate amount, and was branded as a stingy man.

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Dogs actually like when their owners use silly high-pitched voices to talk to them.

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The 2004 film "50 First Dates" was supposed to be set in Seattle, but Adam Sandler himself switched the story to Hawaii. "You don't see many movies [set] there....And it is such a spectacularly beautiful place for a romantic comedy.”

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The famous car chase scene in "The French Connection" was shot illegally. Legendary stunt driver Bill Hickman drove for 22 blocks at 95 mph through Queens with no permits coordination or planning.

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Eduard Bloch was Hitler's childhood doctor, and a Jew. When Hitler's mother couldn't afford cancer treatment, Bloch reduced his prices. Teenage Adolf declared undying gratitude, and when Austria was annexed, Hitler kept his word and granted the doctor special protection by the Gestapo.

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When Fat'h Ali became Shah of Persia in 1797, he was given a set of the Encyclopædia Britannica's 3rd edition, which he read completely; after this feat, he extended his royal title to include "Most Formidable Lord and Master of the Encyclopædia Britannica”.

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In 1964, Canada honoured John F. Kennedy by naming the tallest unclimbed mountain in North America "Mt. Kennedy." In 1965 Robert F. Kennedy, as part of a National Geographic expedition, became the first person ever to reach the summit.

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Ninety percent of all mobile phones sold in Japan are waterproof because youth like to use them even while showering.

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Telling the truth when tempted to lie can significantly improve a person’s mental and physical health. Researchers found participants could purposefully and dramatically reduce their everyday lies, and that in turn was associated with significantly improved health.

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