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581-Kirstie Alley-When the creation of the 'Cheers' spinoff, 'Frasier' was announced, Cheers cast-member Kirstie Alley called producer David Lee to tell him she wouldn't make any appearances on the show, because she was a Scientologist and didn't believe in psychiatry. He replied,

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582-Stephen king-Stephen King wrote a handwritten review for Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix in which he said Dolores Umbridge was

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583-Helmet law-550 motorcyclists participated in a ride to protest New York State's mandatory helmet law. During the ride, One of the rider's breaks failed and was sent over the handlebars and hit his head on the pavement, killing him. Medical experts said he would have survived if he had worn his helmet.

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584-Mother teresa-Mother Teresa encouraged members of her order to secretly baptize dying patients, many of whom were Hindus and Muslims.

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585-Blue house raid-In 1968, four South Korean woodcutters stumbled across the camp of a group of North Korean commandos on a mission to assassinate the South Korean president. The commandos lectured them on the benefits of communism and spared their lives, but their mission failed as the woodcutters had alerted the police.

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586-Leprino foods-The cheese used by major pizza companies (Dominoes, Papa Johns, Pizza Hut) is monopolized by a single cheese company, Leprino Foods, which has control over 85% of the pizza cheese market.

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587-SR71-80% of the SR-71 Blackbird's thrust at Mach 3.2 was generated from its ability to harness energy from the shock waves it created, thanks to special retractable spikes in front of its inlets. Its engines generated the other 20% of thrust.

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588-SR71_2-The SR-71 did more than just take pictures. It could aim its radar 45 degrees to the side, map the terrain like side scan sonar, intercept enemy command radar signals, record its entire flight path with infrared cameras to prove to countries that it didn't violate their airspace.

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589-SR71_3-A decade before the SR-71 first flew, the Military had a Mach 4.3 capable Ramjet created to test its own air defenses. It was so effective, it was canceled to avoid embarrassing the military's own air defenses any further. The man who designed it went on to create the SR-71 spy plane.

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590-Dip prasad pun-Dip Prasad Pun, a Gurkha soldier, single-handedly fought off at least a dozen Talibani attackers assaulting him. He fired more than 400 rounds, launched 17 grenades, detonated a mine, and used his tripod as a weapon when his gun failed.

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