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241-Katy pary-Katy Perry's parents wouldn't let her eat Lucky Charms as a child because the word

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242-Maria santos-María Santos Gorrostieta Salazar, the mayor of Tiquicheo Mexico, survived three assassination attempts and despite her wounds refused to resign. In 2011 her term as mayor ended and her police protection was withdrawn. In November 2012 she was abducted, stabbed and brutally beaten to death.

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243-Antoine-'Antoine's' is a New Orleans restaurant that has been owned by the same family since 1840. Antoine's, famous for Oyster Rockefeller and Baked Alaska, has had five generations of the family run it, and a sixth is preparing to take over. It is the US's oldest continuously family-run restaurant.

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244-Cheese-In 2008, Italy spent $65,000,000 to bail out the Parmesan cheese industry.

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245-Lamar eminem-In order to ensure Kendrick Lamar didn't have a ghostwriter Eminem kicked everyone out of the studio and made him write a verse on the spot.

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246-Food bank-Instead of donating money, Toyota helped the NY Food Bank by increasing efficiency, cutting line wait times from 90 to 18 minutes.

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247-Disney mcdonald-Disney quietly cut ties with McDonald's in 2006 so as not to be associated with childhood obesity.

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248-Matt groening-Although many Simpsons characters are named after Matt Groening's family members, he refused to name the Simpsons' Grandpa after his own grandfather, Abraham, leaving it to other writers to choose a name. Coincidentally, they chose Abraham, unaware that it was the name of Matt's grandfather.

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249-Maureen wilton-A 13-year-old Canadian girl named Maureen Wilton once ran the fastest marathon by a female, knocking more than four minutes off the previous world record. While running she was beaming and saying, “gee, this is great!

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250-Cyril smith-In 1988, a retired police officer found Cyril Smith, British MP with 144 accusations of child molestation and abuse, in a home with a sex offender and two drunk teenage boys. He was threatened to be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act. Nothing happened.

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