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  • Shooting free throws in basketball underhanded, or "granny style," is statistically more effective, but players don't do it because it doesn't look cool.
    Shooting free throws in basketball underhanded, or "granny style," is statistically more effective, but players don't do it because it doesn't look cool.
  • 3961 Evanna Lynch-Evanna Lynch, who eventually portrayed Luna Lovegood in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series, was such a fan of the books as a child that she was able to convince doctors to allow her to leave a hospital where she was recovering from an illness so she could stand in line to get a signed copy of ‘The Order of the Phoenix’.
    3961 Evanna Lynch-Evanna Lynch, who eventually portrayed Luna Lovegood in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series, was such a fan of the books as a child that she was able to convince doctors to allow her to leave a hospital where she was recovering from an illness so she could stand in line to get a signed copy of ‘The Order of the Phoenix’.
  • In 2012, two 16 year old girls in West Virginia murdered their best friend by stabbing her over 50 times because they got tired of being her friend.
    In 2012, two 16 year old girls in West Virginia murdered their best friend by stabbing her over 50 times because they got tired of being her friend.
  • 1126 Apollo 13
    1126 Apollo 13
  • 1959 Grasshopper Mice
    1959 Grasshopper Mice
  • 3771 Vanessa Bayer-Vanessa Bayer of SNL was sent to Hawaii on a “Make-a-Wish” trip as a teen, because she had leukemia. She beat the cancer, graduated from the Ivy League, and now does charity work with the organization.
    3771 Vanessa Bayer-Vanessa Bayer of SNL was sent to Hawaii on a “Make-a-Wish” trip as a teen, because she had leukemia. She beat the cancer, graduated from the Ivy League, and now does charity work with the organization.
  • 660Challenger 2
    660Challenger 2
  • 4035 Brazil Slaves-Brazil imported 11 times more slaves than the United States. Rio alone was home to more slaves than the entire American South.
    4035 Brazil Slaves-Brazil imported 11 times more slaves than the United States. Rio alone was home to more slaves than the entire American South.
  • 3253 NFL-Despite the fact that NFL makes more than $9 billion annually, is projected to make more than $25 billion a year by 2027 and pays its CEO more than $30 million a year, 68% of NFL stadium construction costs since 1923 comes from taxpayer money.
    3253 NFL-Despite the fact that NFL makes more than $9 billion annually, is projected to make more than $25 billion a year by 2027 and pays its CEO more than $30 million a year, 68% of NFL stadium construction costs since 1923 comes from taxpayer money.
  • 1843 Hilary Swank
    1843 Hilary Swank