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1Oceanic whitetip shark
Jacques Cousteau described the oceanic whitetip as "The most dangerous of all sharks." The oceanic whitetip is suspected to be responsible for many fatal shark bites on humans, as a result of predation on survivors of shipwrecks or downed aircrafts.
2When Galileo sent two coded message to Keppler
Galileo sent two coded message to Keppler, that Saturn has rings, and that Venus has phases (circles the sun, not the earth), which Keppler incorrectly decoded as Mars has two moons and Jupiter has a big red spot. Although not what Galileo had written, both would later be proven true.
3Call of the void
Call of the void is that feeling when you think for a second about steering into oncoming traffic or jumping off a cliff for no reason although you would never do it.
4When Queen declined the offer
In June 2014, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited the sets at Paint Hall Studios in Belfast as part of a three-day visit to Northern Ireland. They met members of the cast and crew and were presented with a miniature version of the Iron Throne. Elizabeth was offered the chance to sit on the Iron Throne but declined, as the monarch of England is not allowed to sit on a foreign throne, even fictional ones.
US President Andrew Jackson, who now appears on the $20 bill, thought that paper money was inherently evil.
During the World War 2 invasion of Normandy, a new Canadian tank gunner destroyed 3 Tiger tanks with his first 5 shots in combat, including a famous German tank commander with over 130 kills. The Canadian tanker's only prior experience was firing a half dozen tank rounds during training.
The North American tribe of Chippewa believed a weasel could kill the dreaded Wendigo (Algonquian folklore) by rushing up its anus.
8Use of prop guns
The filmmakers of "Lord of War" used a real stockpile of over 3,000 AK-47s because it was cheaper than getting prop guns.
9Real wasabi is hard to find
Most wasabi eaten in the United States is actually just a blend of horseradish, mustard, and food coloring due to the prices of real wasabi.
The French military actually has the best military record in Europe having won 132 of the 185 battles they fought in the last 800 years