Fact Cards

411-Natalie Dormer-Natalie Dormer actually shaved half of her hair when she played the role of Cressida in Hunger Games. In the book, the character of Cressida actually had her entire head shaved and covered with ivy tattoos. It was Natalie Dormer's idea to have only one-half (her left side) of her head shaved to be covered with (fake) ivy tattoos.

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412-Otis Howard-When Brig. Gen. Otis Howard had his right arm amputated after being wounded in battle, fellow Union Brig. Gen. Philip Kearny (who lost his left arm in the American-Mexican War) later remarked,

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413-German POWs-Many German POWs captured by the Allies in WW2 were so horrified by footage of the Holocaust that they burned their uniforms and called on Germany to surrender and even volunteered to join the fight against the Axis.

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414-Lottery-After a waitress at a pizzeria helped a customer choose the numbers for a winning lottery ticket in 1984, he 'tipped' her $3,000,000 - half of his $6,000,000 prize money.

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415-Doble Blind Study-A double-blind study which was published in Nature showed that experienced astrologers are no better at determining people’s psychological traits based on the location of the stars during their birth than someone who is randomly guessing them.

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416-Sacha Baron Cohen-The FBI started compiling a file on Sacha Baron Cohen while he was filming 'Borat' after receiving numerous complaints about a strange man traveling around the country in an ice cream truck.

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417-Superhero Name-A 19-year-old British teen has officially changed his name to

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418-Hurricane Names-The reason hurricanes and cyclones have human names is that the original meteorologist to name them, Clement Wragge, began naming them after politicians he didn't like. This lets him say they were 'causing great distress' or 'wandering aimlessly'.

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419-Moe Berg-Moe Berg was a professional baseball player who served as a spy for the U.S. during WWII. He attended a lecture by Werner Heisenberg under the orders to shoot Heisenberg if he made any indication that the Germans were close to making an atomic bomb.

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420-Michael Holmes-In 2006, skydiver Michael Holmes jumped out of a plane at 15,000 ft. Wearing a helmet camera, his first chute failed, then his reserve, then he waved goodbye before landing in a blackberry bush and surviving. It is one of the highest falls on record.

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