11Arson fire investigators
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.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has s*x 3 times every day and his owners charge a $200,000 fee per impregnation, generating about $30,000,000 a year annually.
Keanu Reeves turned down a $10 million offer for the main role in Speed 2, in favor of touring with his band and playing Hamlet in a theater production
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
15Generous Mike Ilitch
Little Caesars and Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch quietly paid Rosa Park's rent for more than a decade, after she was robbed in her home and forced to move to a safer, but more expensive part of Detroit
In 2010, a Kansas State University professor went on a Twinkie diet, where he ate mainly Twinkies, Oreos, and Doritos to prove to his students that calorie counting is the important part of losing weight, not nutritional content. He lost 27 pounds in 2 months.
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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20Margaret Howe Lovatt
There was an experiment to teach dolphins English. A dolphin called Peter did actually learn a few words but actually fell in love with his teacher named Margaret Howe Lovatt and also had sexual urges. Consequently, the experiment ended pronto but unfortunately the dolphin couldn't cope and committed suicide.