Fact Cards

751. Jyn Erso-Wobani, the planet where Jyn Erso is imprisoned at the beginning of the StarWars film Rogue One, is an anagram for Obi-Wan, as in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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752. Aldi-The German grocery store Aldi is actually two stores: Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud. In the US, Aldi Sud has been rebranded as Aldi, and Aldi Nord is what we now know as Trader Joe's.

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753. Bob Ebeling-Bob Ebeling, one of the main engineers behind NASA's Challenger rocket, which exploded in 1986, revealed that after NASA would not heed his warnings against launching in the cold weather, he told his wife the night before the launch,

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754. Cavalry River Fight-During the exceptionally cold winter of 1795, a French Hussar regiment captured the Dutch fleet on the frozen Zuiderzee, a bay to the northwest of the Netherlands. The French seized 14 warships and 850 guns. This is one of the only times in recorded history where calvary captured a fleet.

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755. Interview With The Vampire-During the making of

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756. Star Wars Navajo-In 2013, Star Wars was dubbed in Navajo, making it the first major film to be dubbed in a Native American language.

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757. William Shatner-In 2006, William Shatner sold his kidney stone for US$25,000, which paid for the building of a house by Habitat for Humanity.

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758. John Barrowman-John Barrowman, who is gay, auditioned to play Will on

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759. War Horse Memorial-There is a monument in Ascot, England that honors about a million (often forgotten) Allied horses who died during the First World War. Of one million horses drafted, only 62,000 returned in 1918.

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760. Colonel Charles Young-Colonel Charles Young was the first African American to reach the rank of Colonel in the US Army. After being denied promotion to brigadier general under the guise of fitness, he rode on horseback from Wilberforce, Ohio, to Washington, D.C. to disprove rumors of his poor health.

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