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  • 2799 Cambodian Genocide-In 1970s, people in Cambodia were killed for being academics or for merely wearing eyeglasses.
    2799 Cambodian Genocide-In 1970s, people in Cambodia were killed for being academics or for merely wearing eyeglasses.
  • 3759 Stetson Kennedy-Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the KKK, learned their rituals, code words and provided these to the writers of the Superman program, which produced 16 episodes in which Superman fought the Klan, leading to a steep drop in recruitment.
    3759 Stetson Kennedy-Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the KKK, learned their rituals, code words and provided these to the writers of the Superman program, which produced 16 episodes in which Superman fought the Klan, leading to a steep drop in recruitment.
  • At a Marine Mammal Studies Institute, dolphins were trained to turn in trash that fell into the pools in exchange for fish. One dolphin was smart enough to hide pieces of paper under a rock, tearing off smaller pieces from the paper in order to get more fish out of it.
    At a Marine Mammal Studies Institute, dolphins were trained to turn in trash that fell into the pools in exchange for fish. One dolphin was smart enough to hide pieces of paper under a rock, tearing off smaller pieces from the paper in order to get more fish out of it.
  • 3438 Chongtong-The Joseon Dynasty of Japan developed cannons called “chongtong” during mid-to-late 16th century. These cannons were capable of firing steel missiles over 500 meters, and these closely resemble modern ship-to-ship missiles.
    3438 Chongtong-The Joseon Dynasty of Japan developed cannons called “chongtong” during mid-to-late 16th century. These cannons were capable of firing steel missiles over 500 meters, and these closely resemble modern ship-to-ship missiles.
  • 3533 Earth Tide-Earth itself experiences tides. The pull of the Moon’s gravity raises the ground up by nearly 40 cm over the course of 12 hours.
    3533 Earth Tide-Earth itself experiences tides. The pull of the Moon’s gravity raises the ground up by nearly 40 cm over the course of 12 hours.
  • 1488 Microsoft Millionaires
    1488 Microsoft Millionaires
  • 3731 Summer Glau-River Tam actress summer Glau grew up with a background in dance, which she was able to make use of on 'Firefly' and the follow-up film 'Serenity,' as she was not only able to do almost all of her own stunts, but express the character's thoughts through her physicality as well.
    3731 Summer Glau-River Tam actress summer Glau grew up with a background in dance, which she was able to make use of on 'Firefly' and the follow-up film 'Serenity,' as she was not only able to do almost all of her own stunts, but express the character's thoughts through her physicality as well.
  • 2778 Sati
    2778 Sati
  • The phrase "Great minds think alike" is only half of it. The full phrase is "Great minds think alike, but fools rarely differ."
    The phrase "Great minds think alike" is only half of it. The full phrase is "Great minds think alike, but fools rarely differ."
  • 3594 Rosetta Stone-The Rosetta Stone was a tax document outlining the tax exempt status of a temple.
    3594 Rosetta Stone-The Rosetta Stone was a tax document outlining the tax exempt status of a temple.