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541-Olivia wilde-Actress Olivia-Wilde was married at the age of 19 to a then 28-year-old Italian filmmaker/musician. The marriage took place inside an abandoned school bus in front of only two witnesses.

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542-Sainsburys-In 2012, British supermarket Sainsbury’s discovered that reducing the size of a toilet paper tube from 123mm to 112mm would allow more rolls in each truck, taking 500 trucks off the road and reducing carbon emissions by 140 tonnes.

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543-Violets-Violets can be smelled for only a few moments at a time because they get their scent from ionine which shuts the smell receptors off after simulating them. After a few breaths the scent pops up again but the brain registers it as a new stimulus. So every time you smell a violet is a first time.

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544-Blobfish-The blobfish is actually a normal looking fish, it just decompresses when you take it out of extreme depths.

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545-Lake superior-There is enough water in Lake Superior to flood the entire landmasses of North and South America to a depth of 1 foot. It contains over 3 quadrillion gallons of fresh water.

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546-Israili daycare-When an Israeli daycare began fining parents for picking up children late, the number of late pickups went up. Economists believe that parents had previously been motivated to be on time by a sense of guilt, and the guilt went away when it was replaced by a fine that most of them could afford.

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547-Alice cooper-In the 70s, the band 'Alice Cooper' broke up at which point their frontman adopted the name Alice Cooper for his solo career. Since the

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548-Vicodin-Vicodin is six times as potent as codeine, hence the name Vi(Roman numeral for six)-Codin.

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549-Elvis persley-Elvis Presley wore a cross, a Star of David and the Hebrew word 'chai' (life) because he didn't want to

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550-Galvarino-In the 1500s, Mapuche warrior Galvarino had both hands cut off as punishment for defying the Spanish. He returned home, raised an army and fought the Spanish with blades tied to the stubs of his arms.

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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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