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1Television

Dogs have only recently been able to watch TV, with the advent of HDTV with their higher framerates. Before that, with CRT's, it was like watching a strobe light.

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Categories: Animals, Television

2George Lucas

George Lucas came back from shooting Star Wars in England to find Industrial Light & Magic only had 3 of the 365 shots completed yet had spent half of their $2 million. He was hospitalized for hypertension and vowed to never direct another film.

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Categories: Movies, People

3Charlie Brown

In 1990, there was a Charlie Brown special called "Why, Charlie, why?" It focused on one of the kids developing Leukemia and the wide variety of feelings that kids could experience. It was the first time an animated series had addressed the topic of cancer directly.

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Categories: Cartoons, Health

4Marshall Islands

A man, after surviving 33 days lost at sea, finally came ashore by chance on the Marshall Islands only to discover that his uncle, believed lost at sea 50 years ago, had washed ashore on the same island and started a family there.

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Categories: People, Places

5Bees

Serial killers act similarly to bees. Serial killers commit a crime near their home, but far enough to prevent arousing suspicion. Similarly, bees collect pollen near their hive, but far enough from predators. Scientists found algorithms from studying bee behavior to catch felons.

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Categories: Animals, Crime

6King Leopold II

King Leopold II of Belgium was responsible for an estimated 10 million deaths in the Congo

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Categories: Death, Monarch

7Red cape

The matador’s red cape does not need to be red to provoke the bull. The bull is color blind. The red color hides splatters of blood from the audience during the finale stabbing.

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Categories: Animals

89/11 Boatlift

On 9/11, when all transport out of the city was shut down, citizen boat owners managed to transport over 500,000 people from Manhattan Island in an amazing act known as the "9/11 Boatlift".

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Categories: Disaster, Transport

9Nursing home

There is a long-term care facility in the Netherlands that allows college students to stay for free in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer per month. When students come home from a class, concert, or party, they share those experiences with their elderly neighbors, some of whom are over 90

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Categories: People, Places

10Roman women

When the Romans returned from France and Germany with blonde slaves, some Roman women tried copying their look by dying their hair blond, only for it to fall out. Instead, the women cut off the slave’s hair to use them as wigs.

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Categories: Countries, Humanbody, Places

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