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IMDb is one of the oldest websites on the internet, and began on Usenet (a long-standing system of internet bulletin boards) in 1990 as a list of "actresses with beautiful eyes"
The Voyager missions were timed to take advantage of a unique planetary arrangement that allowed flight time to Neptune to be reduced from 30 years to 12. This alignment occurs once every 175 years.
Near-surface fires (like a campfire)can catch and burn underground for years, destroying the complex root systems of trees. In addition, these fires can pop up in places miles from its origin and cause a forest fire.
In 1859, Joshua Norton declared himself Emperor of the United States of America and the people of San Francisco went along with it, accepting his currency, paying for his meals, and even got the police to salute him in the streets. Nearly 30,000 people flooded the streets for his funeral.
When Bette Midler started her career in the early 1970s, she was the singer in a gay bathhouse in New York often accompanied by Barry Manilow on piano. Manilow produced her first album and the patrons of the bathhouse were her first hardcore fans.
IKEA has complete ownership over their supply chain of products, even growing their own wood (forest ownership), and uses approximately 1% of all lumber usage globally.
7Leaning Tower of Pisa
In 1280, Pisa was hit by a series of earthquakes that were believed to threaten the tower; however, it remained upright. Researchers later discovered that the soil (the cause of its lean) also protected from the quakes, absorbing the shock of the tremors.
A village in India renamed itself Snapdeal.com Nagar after the company installed 15 hand pumps, so villagers no longer need to walk for miles to fetch drinking water. There had been no source of potable water in the village before.
9Road Runner Show Rules
The showrunners of The Road Runner Show had some ground rules in place for the show which they very closely followed. They had rules such as "No outside force can harm the Coyote", "The Road Runner must stay on the road", and "No dialog ever, except beep-beep."
10Moon: A Dim Celestial Body
Our moon is considered to be one of the least reflective objects in the solar system. If Neptune's moon Triton were in the moon's place, it would appear seven times brighter from Earth.