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811. Singer Lorde Synesthesia-Singer Lorde has sound-to-color synesthesia, a unique condition where sound blends with sight to create certain colors. This greatly contributed to the creative process on

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812. Barbed wire fence telephone-In the 1880s, many farmers communicated by connecting their phones to barbed wire fences. This process often allowed for up to 20 people to be connected at once, everyone’s phone would ring regardless of who called, and the invention helped many farmers overcome depression and loneliness.

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813. Sir Ian McKellen-Sir Ian McKellen broke down on the set of the Hobbit, announcing “This is not why I became an actor”, due to filming the entire movie alone with the dwarves edited in afterwards.

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814. Jolly Roger Submarine-British Submarines carry the Jolly Roger because a First Lord Sea Admiral once said that submarines are

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815. Babe Ruth-Babe Ruth's daughter says that her father was never allowed to be a manager because he would have hired black players.

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816. Apple Grafting-If you planted the seeds of a Granny Smith apple, you wouldn’t get Granny Smith apple trees. Apples aren’t “true to seed”. This is why many fruit trees are grafted.

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817 Dolly Parton-When Dolly Parton went to a Dolly Parton lookalike contest she lost to a man dressed like her.

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818. Romance in Marriage-Frequent sex in a relationship isn't associated with self-reported happiness in couples, but is associated with an increase in instinctive, positive emotions towards your partner.

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819. Hatpin Self Defense-In the early 1900s, women used hatpins to fend off sexual harassers in the streets. These pins were so effective in fending off assaulters that legislation was proposed to curb these “accessories to assault.” Men would often come away with wounds that were “not serious, but very painful.”

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820. Carrie Fisher-Carrie Fisher delivered a cow tongue inside a Tiffany box to a predatory producer who had assaulted her friend. She said,

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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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