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  • 3654 Washoe-Washoe the chimpanzee was the first non-human to use Amercian Sign Language. When Washoe’s caretaker returned to work after a miscarriage, Washoe ignored her. The caretaker then signed “My baby die”, to which Washoe replied “cry”, simulating a tear running down the caretaker’s face.
    3654 Washoe-Washoe the chimpanzee was the first non-human to use Amercian Sign Language. When Washoe’s caretaker returned to work after a miscarriage, Washoe ignored her. The caretaker then signed “My baby die”, to which Washoe replied “cry”, simulating a tear running down the caretaker’s face.
  • Man using a spray can
    Man using a spray can
  • 3067 Chinese Google Hack-Before 2013, Chinese government hacked Google. While many initially believed the hack was targeting the email accounts of activists, it actually targeted and compromised Google’s internal warrant tracking system, letting the Chinese know which of their operatives were being monitored.
    3067 Chinese Google Hack-Before 2013, Chinese government hacked Google. While many initially believed the hack was targeting the email accounts of activists, it actually targeted and compromised Google’s internal warrant tracking system, letting the Chinese know which of their operatives were being monitored.
  • 2991 Rebecca Ferguson-Rebecca Ferguson bears a striking resemblance to fellow Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. Ferguson’s character in the film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is named Ilsa Faust. This is a reference to Bergman’s character, Ilsa Lund from Casablanca (1942), a European star-crossed lover who falls for an American, and the German legend Faust, where the title character makes an ill-fated deal with the devil. Both characters foreshadow Ilsa Faust’s role in the film. “Rogue Nation” also has a sequence set in Casablanca with Ferguson in it. Tom Cruise’s first celebrity crush was Ingrid Bergman in Notorious (1946).
    2991 Rebecca Ferguson-Rebecca Ferguson bears a striking resemblance to fellow Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. Ferguson’s character in the film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is named Ilsa Faust. This is a reference to Bergman’s character, Ilsa Lund from Casablanca (1942), a European star-crossed lover who falls for an American, and the German legend Faust, where the title character makes an ill-fated deal with the devil. Both characters foreshadow Ilsa Faust’s role in the film. “Rogue Nation” also has a sequence set in Casablanca with Ferguson in it. Tom Cruise’s first celebrity crush was Ingrid Bergman in Notorious (1946).
  • The young cast of "It" were warned beforehand that Bill Skarsgård, who plays Pennywise, could be uncharacteristically scary in character. The kids brushed this off, but when Skarsgård came out for their first scene together, he scared them so badly that most ended up crying or screaming.
    The young cast of "It" were warned beforehand that Bill Skarsgård, who plays Pennywise, could be uncharacteristically scary in character. The kids brushed this off, but when Skarsgård came out for their first scene together, he scared them so badly that most ended up crying or screaming.
  • Four times as many people are killed by ants every year than are killed by sharks.
    Four times as many people are killed by ants every year than are killed by sharks.
  • There have been no beehive losses in Cuba. Unable to import pesticides due to the embargo, the island now exports valuable organic honey.
    There have been no beehive losses in Cuba. Unable to import pesticides due to the embargo, the island now exports valuable organic honey.
  • 4203-arizona-nuclear-plant-There is a nuclear power plant in Arizona covering 4000 acres. It employs 2055 workers, generates 35% of all the electricity in Arizona and it is the only nuclear power plant in the world that is not built next to a body of water.
    4203-arizona-nuclear-plant-There is a nuclear power plant in Arizona covering 4000 acres. It employs 2055 workers, generates 35% of all the electricity in Arizona and it is the only nuclear power plant in the world that is not built next to a body of water.
  • 3590 Members of Congress Hustler-Every new issue of Hustler Magazine has been sent to all 535 Members of Congress since 1983 by owner Larry Flynt.
    3590 Members of Congress Hustler-Every new issue of Hustler Magazine has been sent to all 535 Members of Congress since 1983 by owner Larry Flynt.
  • 2835 Dog to Rescue-A stray dog saved a woman after she crashed down an embankment and was thrown through the back window of her car. The German Shepherd emerged from the woods, pulled her by the collar off the trunk and 50 yards through the briars to the road where she could be seen by passing motorists.
    2835 Dog to Rescue-A stray dog saved a woman after she crashed down an embankment and was thrown through the back window of her car. The German Shepherd emerged from the woods, pulled her by the collar off the trunk and 50 yards through the briars to the road where she could be seen by passing motorists.