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201-Ripley Alien-All the roles in 'Alien' (project formerly titled Starbeast) were written as unisex, able to be portrayed as male or female. Ripley only became a woman when Weaver was cast.

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202-Bea arthur-Bea Arthur (Dorothy from The Golden Girls) was a truck-driving Marine in World War II, before finding fame as an actress and singer.

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203-Margaret Dickson-In 1724, Margaret Dickson was hanged but later found still alive. She then was allowed to go free because under Scots Law her punishment had been carried out. Only later were the words

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204-Freddie Mercury-Not long before his death, Freddie Mercury, confined to his bed, got to see an advance copy of the

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205-blind mans guide rossel-One of the unsung heroes of 9/11 was a guide dog, Roselle, a yellow Labrador who led her blind owner, Michael Hingson, down 78 storeys of the North Tower and to the home of a friend.

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206-wacky waving-Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men are banned in Houston for being a

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207-billy joels daughter-In 2009, Billy Joel's daughter tried to commit suicide by taking a bunch of homeopathic pills. She survived.

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208-CANDU nucler-Canada's CANDU nuclear reactors are designed to use fuel from decommissioned nuclear weapons, can be refueled while running at full power, and are considered among the safest and most cost-effective in the world.

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209-Halo 2 multiplayer APACHE-When Microsoft shut down Halo 2 multiplayer, a player ‘Apache N4SIR’ kept his Xbox running for a month playing until he was booted from the game.

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210-Billy joel-Billy Joel never sells front row seats in order to see the real fans right in front of him. He gives them away to random people in the cheap seats so that front row isn't always just wealthy people.

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