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331-Victoria secret-Researchers testing insect repellents used a Victoria's Secret perfume as a standard and accidentally discovered that it repels mosquitos better than many repellents on the market.

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332-Pointing-Pointing became considered rude because originally it was thought that you were casting a spell on the other person.

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333-Tutankhamun-The beard of Tutankhamun's golden mask fell off during the cleaning process in the Egyptian Museum in 2014. The workers used epoxy glue to reattach the beard, but since this was not a professional method, it permanently damaged the mask and they were prosecuted for this in 2016.

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334-Warner jr-The current Queen of England is related by blood to U.S. President George Washington. Their last common ancestor 'Augustine Warner Jr' died in 1681.

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335-Bermuda 1975-In July 1975, a 17-year-old boy in Bermuda was killed when a taxi struck him, knocking him off his moped. He died exactly a year after his 17-year-old brother was killed while riding the same moped, in the same intersection, by the same taxi driver carrying the same passenger.

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336-White flag code-Using a white flag as a ruse to approach and attack an enemy is considered a war crime according to the law of war.

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337-John jr-In 1886, a mob from a nearby county threatened to lynch Black newspaper editor John Mitchell Jr. for writing an editorial condemning a lynching. Armed with two pistols, he then traveled to that same county to report on the lynching on-site.

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338-Micotil cow-In 2003, a Nebraska farmer died after he accidentally injected himself with cow antibiotic 'Micotil'. Poison Control said,

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339-KingHenry8-King Henry VIII was once arrested and then imprisoned for assaulting a police constable with his walking stick. When the police constable was informed he had jailed the King of England, he feared execution; instead, he was commended by Henry VIII for his dedication to duty.

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340-Geroge elser-In 1939, Georg Elser, a 36-year-old carpenter from a small town in southern Germany, spent 30 nights hollowing out a pillar in a German beer hall in order to plant a bomb. Acting in secret and without the help of anyone else, he had a meticulous plan to kill Adolph Hitler. He almost succeeded.

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