Fact Cards

681. Judy Garland-While filming The Wizard of Oz, 16-year-old Judy Garland was put on a strict diet that included smoking 80 cigarettes a day and barbiturates in her food to keep her weight down. She remained addicted for the rest of her life and died of an accidental amphetamine overdose. Also, the fake snow used in the movie was asbestos.

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682. FRIENDS-Although the show ended 14 years ago, FRIENDS still brings $1 billion for Warner Bros. every year in royalties. This means each of the six main cast member get $20 million every year doing absolutely nothing.

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683. Nauru-In 1980, the island nation of Nauru was considered the wealthiest nation on the planet. They primarily exported fossilized bird excrement. In 2017, it listed it as one of the five poorest countries in the world.

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684. Guam's jungle Spiders-Guam's jungles have as many as 40 times the amount of spiders as nearby islands due to a lack of forest birds.

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685. Greenland-The United States tried to purchase Greenland for $100 million in 1946.

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686. Swaziland Flying Witches-In 2013, the country of Swaziland banned witches from flying above an altitude of 150 meters.

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687. Steamboat Sultana-The worst maritime disaster in US history was Steamboat Sultana, where 1192 souls perished after its boilers exploded just outside Memphis. Not very many people heard about it since news coverage focused on the killing of John Wilkes Booth the previous day.

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688. Cochlear implant-There are individuals actively advocating against cochlear implant surgery. They consider the possibility of curing deafness a form of

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689. Andrew Haines-The Norwegian immigrant and WWII vet Andrew Haines requested and was granted a Viking funeral by the U.S. Coast Guard. Haines had built the boat used in his Viking Funeral himself with just one hand. He lost an arm in a 1975 boating accident.

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690. SGT Benavidez-SGT Benavidez flew into a gunfight with only a knife to save 12 soldiers from 1000 North Vietnamese soldiers. He suffered 7 gunshots, 28 shrapnel wounds, 2 bayonet slashes, a destroyed lung, and a clubbing while saving 8 lives. He was presumed dead until he spit in the face of the medic trying to put him in a body bag. Ronald Reagan said of him

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