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  • 622Swollen Toads
    622Swollen Toads
  • 711Checkmate
    711Checkmate
  • 3410 Jimmy Carter-Jimmy Carter pardoned all Vietnam draft dodgers almost immediately after taking office.
    3410 Jimmy Carter-Jimmy Carter pardoned all Vietnam draft dodgers almost immediately after taking office.
  • 3287 Vegas-Vegas is running out of water and electricity. After a 14-year drought, experts say that the water level in the reservoir created by the Hoover Dam which provides Vegas with water and power is now well below half full.
    3287 Vegas-Vegas is running out of water and electricity. After a 14-year drought, experts say that the water level in the reservoir created by the Hoover Dam which provides Vegas with water and power is now well below half full.
  • 3900 Hennig Brand-Alchemist Hennig Brand believed that he could distill gold from human urine. After stockpiling 1,500 gallons of the liquid and boiling it, he discovered phosphorus.
    3900 Hennig Brand-Alchemist Hennig Brand believed that he could distill gold from human urine. After stockpiling 1,500 gallons of the liquid and boiling it, he discovered phosphorus.
  • 2739 Psychopath Brain-Dr. James Fallon, a neuroscientist studying the brains of psychopathic killers scanned his own brain as a control, only to discover that he himself was a psychopath. When he told friends and family, the universal response was, “That explains a lot.”
    2739 Psychopath Brain-Dr. James Fallon, a neuroscientist studying the brains of psychopathic killers scanned his own brain as a control, only to discover that he himself was a psychopath. When he told friends and family, the universal response was, “That explains a lot.”
  • The line in Thor: Ragnarok ("We know each other! He's a friend from work!") was actually suggested by a young Make-a-Wish visitor to the movie’s set.
    The line in Thor: Ragnarok ("We know each other! He's a friend from work!") was actually suggested by a young Make-a-Wish visitor to the movie’s set.
  • 3373 Skunk Works-Lockheed Skunk Works produced the first pair of working stealth aircraft despite not even being invited to compete. Everybody else besides Northrop failed or gave up, but Lockheed managed to build a pair of working stealth aircraft for only $35 million by using leftover parts from other programs.
    3373 Skunk Works-Lockheed Skunk Works produced the first pair of working stealth aircraft despite not even being invited to compete. Everybody else besides Northrop failed or gave up, but Lockheed managed to build a pair of working stealth aircraft for only $35 million by using leftover parts from other programs.
  • 875Mother with Different DNA
    875Mother with Different DNA
  • https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/05/the-difference-between-hard-and-soft-wood-has-zero-to-do-with-hardness/
    https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/05/the-difference-between-hard-and-soft-wood-has-zero-to-do-with-hardness/