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641-Evangeline Lilly-Evangeline Lilly agreed to play Tauriel in the Hobbit movies on the condition she would not be part of a love triangle. The love triangle was added during reshoots.

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642-Margaret Hamilton-Margaret Hamilton who played the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz, went on the Mr. Rogers show many years later to help show kids she was a nice woman and not just an old witch who wanted to get kids and their dogs.

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643-Bitcoin-The first real-world Bitcoin transaction was 10,000 BTC for 2 pizzas. In today's value, 10,000 BTC is worth $57 million USD.

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644-Shipping children-Shipping children through parcel post service was initially legal in the United States. The U.S. Post Office banned the practice in 1920.

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645-Shon_Hopwood-A man who spent 11 years in federal prison for robbing banks became well-known as a jailhouse lawyer. While in prison, he started spending time in the law library and became an accomplished United States Supreme Court practitioner by the time he left in 2008.

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646-Equifax-The Retail Credit Company's public image took such a beating after a series of congressional testimonies that they changed their name. Today, they are known as Equifax.

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647-Indiana Jones-In Indiana Jones and the last crusade, most of the uniforms, worn by the Nazis in the Berlin book burning scene, are authentic World War II uniforms, and not costumes. A cache of old uniforms was found in Germany and obtained by Costume Designer Anthony Powell to be used in the film.

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648-Daniel Everett-In the 70's, missionary Daniel Everett came to a Brazilian indigenous tribe to try to convert them. Instead, they

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649-False article-In 2015, a journalist wanted to prove that the media will be quick to grab on any scientific claims to make the news. He fabricated a study that claimed chocolate helps in weight loss, got it published, then released it. He succeeded, fooling 20 countries.

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650-Jan de Doot-A Dutchman named Jan de Doot, in 1651, removed his own bladder stone with a kitchen knife. He pulled it out through an incision he made in his perineum. It was the size of an egg and weighed a quarter of a pound. He lived for years after and had the stone plated in gold.

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  1. Would you mind if I started to post these facts on iFunny? I really think people would love them and I would of course credit and link your website.

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