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81-harry-truman-After his presidency, Harry Truman refused to join any corporate boards or do commercial endorsements, feeling that using the presidency for financial gain would diminish the integrity of the office. Congress eventually passed the Former Presidents Act to pay him a pension.

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82-richard-montanez-A Mexican janitor named Richard Montañez invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos. One day he took the undusted Cheetos home after the machine broke down and made his own spicier version of Cheetos inspired by a Mexican street snack called elote (corncob). He is now an Executive Vice President.

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83-almon-strowger-The inventor of automatic telephone switching was an undertaker named Almon Strowger who created it because the wife of his competitor was the town operator who directed any calls for an undertaker to her husband rather than Strowger.

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84-peak-child-We have reached

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85-murderous-mary-After stepping on her trainer's head, Mary the Asian elephant (also known as 'Murderous Mary

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86-bill-gates-Bill Gates has given away $28 billion since 2007, saving 6 million lives.

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87-liviu-librescu-A Romanian-born Israeli and American scientist, engineer, professor, teacher, and a Holocaust survivor, Liviu Librescu, held the door of his classroom during the Virginia Tech shootings sacrificing his life while the gunman continuously shot through the door saving 22 of his 23 students.

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88-turin-schol-snack-selling-An Italian schoolboy who was selling snacks on campus at a lower price than the cafeteria was suspended for 10 days. He then received a prestigious scholarship from an institute that said the boy's initiative should be

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89-home-fire-investigation-In 1990s, Florida investigators recreated a home fire to prove that a man had committed arson. Instead, they found that accidental fires could produce burn patterns that looked exactly like gasoline fires, and that signs of arson that investigators had been relying on for years were unfounded.

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90-bamiyan-buddhas-Due to the Taliban dynamiting two famous 4th century giant statues of Buddha for their status as idols, excavators of the site discovered a cave network filled with 5th-9th century artwork and another, previously unknown giant statue of Buddha within.

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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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