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  • 4272 Polygraph-The inventor of the polygraph, John Larson, hated it so much he called it “a Frankenstein’s monster, which I have spent over 40 years in combating.”
    4272 Polygraph-The inventor of the polygraph, John Larson, hated it so much he called it “a Frankenstein’s monster, which I have spent over 40 years in combating.”
  • 799Metal Snail
    799Metal Snail
  • 1976 Mel Mermelstein
    1976 Mel Mermelstein
  • 3914 David Peter Reimer-Identical twin boys were raised as a brother-sister pair due to a botched circumcision. The truth came out when David Peter Reimer, being raised as a girl insisted he was a boy. The parents admitted he was the subject of an experiment trying to prove gender identity was nurture, not nature. He later committed suicide.
    3914 David Peter Reimer-Identical twin boys were raised as a brother-sister pair due to a botched circumcision. The truth came out when David Peter Reimer, being raised as a girl insisted he was a boy. The parents admitted he was the subject of an experiment trying to prove gender identity was nurture, not nature. He later committed suicide.
  • 3262 Apache pilot-To train each Apache pilot from scratch costs £3 million. It takes six months just to learn how to fly it, another six to know how to fight in it, and a final six to be passed combat ready. That is if you are already a fully qualified, combat-trained army helicopter pilot. Flying an Apache almost always means both hands and feet doing four different things at once.
    3262 Apache pilot-To train each Apache pilot from scratch costs £3 million. It takes six months just to learn how to fly it, another six to know how to fight in it, and a final six to be passed combat ready. That is if you are already a fully qualified, combat-trained army helicopter pilot. Flying an Apache almost always means both hands and feet doing four different things at once.
  • Over 99% of Koreans have the mutation called ABCC11 which alters the composition of sweat so that they do not produce body odor.
    Over 99% of Koreans have the mutation called ABCC11 which alters the composition of sweat so that they do not produce body odor.
  • 3009 Schindler's List-When Spielberg first showed John Williams a cut of Schindler’s List, Williams was so moved he had to take a walk outside to collect himself. Upon his return, Williams told Spielberg he deserved a better composer. Spielberg replied, “I know, but they're all dead.”
    3009 Schindler's List-When Spielberg first showed John Williams a cut of Schindler’s List, Williams was so moved he had to take a walk outside to collect himself. Upon his return, Williams told Spielberg he deserved a better composer. Spielberg replied, “I know, but they're all dead.”
  • 3215 Lord Acton-Lord Acton’s famous quote 'Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.' is immediately followed by 'Great men are almost always bad men'.
    3215 Lord Acton-Lord Acton’s famous quote 'Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.' is immediately followed by 'Great men are almost always bad men'.
  • 972 Buck Shelford
    972 Buck Shelford
  • 2791 Autism-Autism is not actually on the rise. Studies have shown that the apparent increase in autism cases stems from changes in how physicians define “autism.”
    2791 Autism-Autism is not actually on the rise. Studies have shown that the apparent increase in autism cases stems from changes in how physicians define “autism.”