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141-Julia-hill-Julia

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In 1992, a man in Texas was sent to death row for murdering his kids by arson. He was executed by lethal injection in 2004. In 2009, through advances in technology, it was found that the fire was likely accidental. According to an expert,

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143-Sony-bmg-rootkit-scandal-boycott-In 2005, Sony used music CDs to illegally install a rootkit virus on 22 million computers; and when caught, they released an uninstaller that failed to remove the rootkit, installed further programs and illegally collected user information.

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144-The-Tortoise-and-the-Hare-An-ambiguous-story-There's a version of

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145-Jacksons-hair-set-on-fire-on-pepsis-set-After Michael Jackson's hair was accidentally set on fire during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial in 1983 he chose not to sue but instead asked Pepsi to fund the creation of a burn center.

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146-Schizohphrenic-mans-brain-tumor-operation-When an aggressive schizophrenic man became so violent that formal psychological testing couldn't be done, doctors performed a CT scan, discovering a brain tumor. They surgically removed it, and he was schizophrenia-free two weeks later.

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147-Walt-disney-created-fake-MT-LOTT-company-to-buy-disney-world-land-Walt Disney created multiple fake companies (like M.T. Lott Real Estate) to buy Florida land in the 1960s. This lets him acquire what is now Disney World while avoiding suspicion and keeping prices low. The stores on Main Street shop windows are the names of those original companies.

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148-Wet-wipe-vs-sewerage-companys-fight-over-flushable-thing-The wet wipe industry and sewerage companies are fighting over what it means to be “flushable” with the sewerage companies claiming that they had to remove lumps as big as 10 tons from their sewer systems.

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149-Stringtown-oklahoma-speed-trapping-Stringtown in Oklahoma has a population of 400. About 76% of the town's 2013 budget came from traffic tickets. After a state investigation into excessive speed trapping, the town's police department was disbanded.

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150-John-Clem-youngest-NCO-in-America-Army-John Clem was a drummer boy in the Union Army during the Civil War, who at age 11, shot a Confederate colonel who had demanded his surrender. Promoted to sergeant, he became the youngest NCO in Army history. He retired in 1915 as a general and the last actively-serving veteran of the Civil War.

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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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