Fact Cards

771. 2004 Superbowl Halftime Show-After the infamous 'Nipplegate' controversy at the 2004 Superbowl halftime show, the FCC received about 540,000 complaints. In Canada, where the Superbowl was also broadcast, only 50 complaints were received.

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772. Autistic spectrum-The autistic spectrum and the distinction between

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773. Deja Reve-Deja Reve is the same as Deja Vu but instead of feeling that you've experienced an event once before, you instead feel you've dreamt of this event once before.

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774. Lyrebird-In the 1930's a flute player released his pet lyrebird into the wild, which was able to mimic certain phrases of the man's music. The bird has shared the music with other lyrebirds and the same melodies are still sung by these birds today.

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775. Nuclear Bomb Blueprint-During Operation Merlin, the CIA carried out a plan to send Iran flawed blueprints to a nuclear bomb in order to delay their nuclear program. They sent the blueprints by way of a defected Russian nuclear scientist who noticed the flaws and included proposed corrections to Iran.

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776. Chef Boyardee-Chef Boyardee of canned Ravioli fame was awarded both the Gold Star order of excellence from the US War Department & the Order of Lenin from Russia for supplying rations to allied troops during World War 2.

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777. Proximity Torpedo-Not all torpedoes are designed to pierce hulls then explode. Some detonate below the target ship without making contact. This creates a gas bubble that causes the ship to be thrust out of the water then dropped back into the resulting void, often breaking the vessel in half and sinking it.

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778. Planet Earth Audio-Planet Earth series has almost no authentic audio. Most of the sounds you hear are audio library effects or tailor-made studio sounds added on the editing table.

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779. Anthony Hopkins-After seeing Breaking Bad, Anthony Hopkins wrote Bryan Cranston a fan letter, saying (among other things)

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780. Sudan Scuba Resort Mossad-In order to rescue Ethiopian Jews, the Mossad bought and ran a profitable scuba diving resort in Sudan between 1982 and 1984. 8,000 people were safely smuggled to Israel.

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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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