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Since 2007, Bill Gates has given away 48% of his net worth (roughly $28 billion dollars), which has helped save 6 million lives.

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7% of men suffer from paruresis, an anxiety disorder that means you can't pee if other people are in close proximity.

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On Christmas eve in 1969, Willie Nelson got a phone call that his house outside Nashville TN caught on fire. Willie came home and rush into the fire. He managed to save his guitar Trigger and one pound of weed.

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The U.S. law requires that eggs sold in supermarkets must be washed. And EU law requires that eggs sold in supermarkets must not be washed. Both do it to prevent salmonella.

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President Herbert Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover were both fluent in Chinese and would speak it to each other in the White House to prevent eavesdropping.

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MIT researchers were able to capture sound from a soundless video of a chip bag using a high FPS camera recording. All sound causes objects to vibrate and using advanced software, they were able to match the vibrations shown in the chip bag to the respective audio frequencies.

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The "Fearless Girl" statue that's famous for "standing up to the Bull on Wallstreet" was commissioned by an investments firm, State Street Global Advisors, which holds $2.8 trillion in assets. The statue was to advertise a new investment fund they were offering.

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The highest paid official of the United States government is Bill Johnson, the chief executive officer of the federally owned power and utilities company, the Tennessee Valley Authority. His annual salary is $5.9 million dollars.

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The most accurate simulation of the human brain ever has been carried out, but a single second’s worth of brain activity took one of the world’s largest supercomputers 40 minutes to calculate.

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There is now serious scientific study supporting the idea that trees thrive in interconnected communities, as they communicate toward mutual goals. Sharing sunlight, raising young, conserving resources. Mycorrhizal networks of tree roots and fungi may operate in similar manner as a brain.

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