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The writer of the hymn "Amazing Grace" had an incredibly filthy mouth. During his time as a sailor he was: "admonished several times for not only using the worst words the captain had ever heard, but creating new ones to exceed the limits of verbal debauchery.”

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Washington DC police ran a fake hip-hop studio to attract criminals and record proof of their illicit deals. "Manic Enterprises" made 70 arrests, snagged $7.2 million in cocaine, and confiscated 161 illegal weapons. Cops shut it down after they heard a gang planned on robbing the studio.

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Master Sergeant Roddie Edwards was the ranking US officer at a Nazi POW camp. When Nazis told him to assemble his Jewish soldiers, he instead assembled all of his soldiers and told the German commandant that "we are all Jews here." He saved up to 200 Jewish soldiers.

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When you splash water on your face, your body instantly begins to prepare your body for free diving, slowing your heart rate and pulling blood into vital organs in what scientist call “the master switch of life”.

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Disney World has it's own government. The Reedy Creek Improvement District has two municipalities within itself, Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista. Both allow the Disney Corporation to issue their own building permits and liquor licenses among other benefits.

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A SwissAir flight was recording a documentary when an engine failed. The film crew was able to capture the calm and cool pictures of the pilots while they turned the engine off, informed passengers, dumped fuel, ate chocolate and took a coffee break.

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If there are 23 people in a room, there’s a 50% chance that 2 of them share a birthday. If there are 70 people in a room, there’s a 99.9% chance that 2 if them share a birthday. This is called the Birthday Problem or Birthday Paradox.

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In 2003, a 17-year-old transplant patient died after receiving organs with the wrong blood type. The error occurred because everyone assumed that someone else checked the blood type.

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After being faced with budget problems during the filming of Titanic, James Cameron offered to give up his share of future profits but the studio didn't accept his offer as they believed it was an empty gesture because the film would have no profit.

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The paper toilet seat covers, found in public restrooms, pretty much do nothing and do not actually have any health benefits.

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