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191-peggy bundy-Peggy Bundy, played by Katey Sagal, whose real-life pregnancy was written into season 6. When the actress suffered a miscarriage, the pregnancy storyline was written as a dream of Al's, as it was felt it would be too traumatic for Katey Sagal to work with an infant.

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192-crocodile dundee-The movie Crocodile Dundee's character Paul Hogan was loosely based on a man called Rod Ansell, who was lost in the outback for 56 days, sued Paul Hogan for not profiting from the film, lost his property, started growing weed, got hooked on meth and ended up dying in a drug-fuelled police shootout.

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193-bevin boys-10% of those conscripted in the UK in WWII were sent to serve not on the battlefield, but in the coal mines that powered the war machine. Some of these soldiers were not released from service until two years after the war ended. They were not formally recognized for their contribution until 1995.

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194-talibani omar-In 2000, Taliban leader Mohammed Omar banned opium production in Afghanistan, effectively removing 70% of the world's heroin supply.

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195-Mao Nikita-Mao Zedong, in a power-play against Nikita Khrushchev's visit in 1958, forced him to conduct a meeting in a pool. 200+ pound Khrushchev, who could not swim, was forced to wear floaters on the kiddie side of the pool while Mao swam laps and conducted the meeting.

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196-taipan venom 9-11-There was only one plane allowed to take off after flights were grounded on September 11, 2001. It was a plane carrying antivenin to a man bitten by a highly venomous snake.

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197-USPS mail-USPS Mail Delivery Vehicles are 25-30 years old & use engines designed in the 1970's that get 10 MPG.

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198-henryk siwiliak-Henryk Siwiak was fatally shot on 9/11/2001 and because the deaths from the terror attacks are not included in the city's official crime statistics, Siwiak's death is the only homicide recorded in New York City on that date.

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199-carlos kaiser-Brazilian footballer 'Carlos Kaiser' staged his whole career for 24 years - he could barely kick a ball. One time he was forced to play as the team had no strikers. He was worried he would get exposed, so before the game, he started a fight with a fan and as a result got sent off before the game even started.

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200-ancient egyptian-The Ancient Egyptians used 12 months of exactly 30 days, with 5 days of festivities at the end to add up to 365.

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