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In 2013, there was a Japanese remake of the film Unforgiven that replaces the gunslingers with Samurai, making it a reverse homage to the westerns that were inspired by Samurai films.

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Aimo Koivunen, a Finnish soldier who during WW2, over-dosed on amphetamines, lost his squad, laid in a ditch for a week after stepping on a land mine, then travelled over 250 miles on skis, was found alive only weighing 94 pounds. He went on to live another 45 years.

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When the Hope Diamond was sent to the Smithsonian, it was sent through U.S. Mail in a box wrapped in brown paper as simple registered mail with $2.44 postage.

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The costumes Michael Jackson wore at the end of his shows had to be smaller than the costume he wore at the beginning, since he sweated so much during each concert that he physically shrunk.

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Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time (2 billion books sold), and her estate claims she ranks 3rd overall, behind Shakespeare's works and the Bible. She is the most-translated author with works in at least 103 languages. "And Then There Were None" is her best selling book.

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The last French casualty of WWI, Augustin Trébuchon, was killed 15 minutes before the ceasefire at 11 o'clock in an attempt to tell his fellow soldiers that hot soup would be served after the armistice took effect.

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In the original Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother is in fact a cynical device to show that while you may have intelligence, grace and charm, you will never succeed without the right connections.

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The first Indian restaurant in the UK predates the first fish and chip joint by at least 49 years.

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The common saying "you can't have your cake and eat it too" was originally phrased "you can't eat your cake and have it too." This conveys the meaning of the expression much more clearly, since once you eat a cake, you can no longer have it.

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Mel Brooks was in the U.S. Army during WWII and defused German land mines during the American advance into Germany.

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