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When roosters open their beaks fully, their external auditory canals completely closed off. Basically, roosters have built in earplugs. This helps prevent them from damaging their hearing when they crow.

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Liam Neeson was once a school teacher, but got fired because a student pulled a knife on him, and Neeson punched him.

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The Indian Government banned the use of Dolphins for commercial entertainment, calling them “non-human persons”, and declaring that it would be morally unacceptable to capture them for entertainment.

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The smell of the air after a storm is caused by Geosmin: A chemical released by dead soil bacteria. Humans are hyper sensitive to it, capable of detecting at a concentration of 5 parts per trillion. It's theorised in our evolutionary past this helped us seek out water.

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A banker who convinced local residents to buy Coca Cola Stock during the Depression resulted in a the richest town in America with more millionaires per capita. A single share bought at $19 would be worth $10 Million in 2013.

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In Vietnam, the Vietnam War is called the Resistance War against America, or the American War.

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The Emperor's New Groove was originally intended to be a musical epic similar to the Lion King titled Kingdom of the Sun, but after bad test screenings, the poor box office performance of Pocahontas, and creative differences between the directors, it was made into a light comedy.

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Leslie Nielsen had essentially two acting careers. He spent two decades playing leading men and the occasional villain. After Airplane! came out in 1980 he played almost exclusively comic roles.

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The entire city of Liverpool, UK has boycotted the tabloid newspaper “The Sun”.

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Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than they are to vegetables.

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