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151-Sandra-Bullock-Sandra Bullock speaks fluent German, as she was raised in Germany and Austria for 12 years while her father worked for the U.S. Army in Europe.

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152-Jeanne-Di-Clisson-A French woman, Jeanne de Clisson, became a pirate in the 1300s to revenge her husband's death, who was beheaded for treason by France. She sold her family's land to buy 3 ships and painted them black with red sails. For the next 13 years, she went on a pirating binge, targeting King Philip VI's ships and personally beheaded French noblemen she captured with an axe.

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153-Different-Voice-Narrator-Drug companies often use two narrators in their commercials. A stern and confident voice is used to describe the benefits of the drug, while a calm and soothing voice is used to describe the harmful side effects.

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154-Norman-Mineta-Norman Mineta's baseball bat was confiscated when he was sent to a Japanese-American internment camp as a boy. As a Congressman, he was sent a $1500 bat, which he had to send back, as it exceeded a price limit on gifts. He was quoted as saying,

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155-Tim-Wong-Butterfly-A San Francisco man Tim Wong saved a threatened butterfly species by replanting rare flora in his backyard, transporting caterpillars to his local botanical garden, where they began to make a comeback.

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156-Avocados-seed-dispersal-After large animals went extinct, such as the mammoth, avocados had no method of seed dispersal, which would have lead to their extinction without early human farmers.

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157-Sugar-industry-In the 1960s, the sugar industry paid three Harvard scientists $50,000 to say that heart disease was most likely caused by saturated fat. After their report was published in JAMA, diets concentrating on low fat gained the endorsement of many health authorities.

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158-Adam-Driver-Adam Driver (Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is an Ex-Marine and founder of Arts in the Armed Forces. The AITAF provide high-quality theater programming for active duty service members, veterans, and their families.

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159-Reindeer-UV-light-Reindeer are one of the only mammals that can see UV light, allowing them to see lichen, polar bears against the snow, and urine trails.

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160-half-penny-us-The half-penny was discontinued in 1857 when the U.S realized it was worth too little; however, when the half-penny was removed, it had more purchasing power than today’s dime.

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  1. Would you mind if I started to post these facts on iFunny? I really think people would love them and I would of course credit and link your website.

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