Fact Cards

761. Kaley Cuoco-The Big Bang Theory actors Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Kunal Nayyar (Raj) and Simon Helberg (Howard) each took a $100,000-per-episode pay cut from the $1 million that each had been earning in order to free up additional money for Bialik (Amy) and Rauch’s (Bernadette) raises.

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762. A-10 Warthog-The GAU-8 gun on the A10 Warthog fighter plane produces so much recoil that, if you pointed the firing gun backwards and never ran out of ammo, you could use the thrust generated to fly the plane.

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763. Listerine 1800s-The company that makes Listerine marketed it as a cure for gonorrhea in the late 1800s; however, no one scientifically tested this claim until now. Lab studies show Listerine inhibits bacterial growth and that infected men are less likely to test positive for gonorrhea after gargling with it.

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764. The Interview-South Korean bootleggers made a plan to balloon drop Sony's

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765. Great Famine-During the Great Irish Famine, the Ottoman Sultan

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766. Japanese War Readiness-Only 11% of Japanese people are willing to fight for their country, the lowest in the world. In both Morocco and Fiji, it is 94%.

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767. Moscow Theatre Hostage Crisis Fentanyl-Russian Spetsnaz forces used an aerosolized fentanyl derivative to incapacitate Chechen separatists in the Moscow Theatre Hostage Crisis of 2002. About 130 of the 850 total hostages died partly due to the Russian government refusing to tell doctors what the chemical agent was.

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768. Mrs. Doubtfire-While filming Mrs. Doubtfire, Robin Williams would walk through the streets of San Francisco in his full Mrs. Doubtfire makeup and costume, and on one occasion he visited a sex shop to buy a large dildo and other toys.

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769. It's Raining Falafel-The Movie

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770. Silas Soule-Silas Soule was an abolitionist who, among other accomplishments, was present at the Sandy Creek Massacre where he refused to order his men to fire. He testified at Congress against his commanding officer and was murdered soon after, likely as a result of his testimony.

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