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11Back to the future
Back to the future was rejected by Disney. They said a mother falling in love with her son is not appropriate for a family film.
After the Civil War many wealthy Confederate families fled to Brazil, today many Southern cultures and traditions can still be seen in the descendants of these "Confederados"
French actor Marcel Marceau first used mime during World War 2 to keep Jewish children quiet while he helped them escape from occupied France to neutral Switzerland.
During the filming of Ben-Hur, an extra turned blue when he fell into a pond that had dye poured into it. He was kept on the MGM payroll until the color wore off.
Snake charming has nothing to do with the music being played but instead, has to do with the instrument's movement.
16Norway butter crisis
In 2011, Norway went through a nationwide butter shortage, where smugglers would often get caught smuggling butter and online auctions for one packet of butter reached as high as $77.
After only 73 years of separation, the Korean language spoken in the North and South has diverged so much that 45% of North Korean defectors have trouble understanding South Koreans and 1% can't understand South Koreans at all.
Cattle ranches have been replacing 10 to 50% of cattle feed with the rejected gummy worms and fruit loops from manufacturers to save money, and they've been doing this for years.
US President Andrew Jackson had been shot so many times people said he "rattled like a bag of marbles."
61% of US soldiers killed in the Vietnam war were less than 20 years old. The average age of deaths being 23 years old.