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In 2009, a pigeon named Winston raced Telkom, South Africa's largest ISP, to see who could deliver 4GB of data to a location 60 miles away from the fastest. By the time Winston arrived with the 4GB flash drive, Telkom had transmitted only 4% of the data.
The 'hysteria' created by Orson Welles' 'War Of The Worlds' was a myth created by newspapers to instill fear over the power of broadcast radio.
Statisticians have found that cities that have an “erotic services” section on Craigslist see a 17% decrease in the number of women being murdered.
14Women and Children First
One of the earliest application of the concept of “women and children first” was during the sinking of HMS Birkenhead in 1852. There were not enough lifeboats and the soldiers stood firm on board even as the ship broke up, allowing the women and children to board the boats safely and escape the sinking.
Albert Einstein had at least seven extramarital affairs and fathered an illegitimate child.
16Xena & Gabrielle
While the dwarf planet beyond Pluto is officially named Eris, and its moon is Dysnomia, they are unofficially called Xena and Gabrielle.
Marilyn Monroe rarely bathed, slept in the nude and ate a lot in bed, and shoved what was left on her plate under the sheets before going to sleep.
Parry-Romberg syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by slowly progressive deterioration (atrophy) of the skin and soft tissues of half of the face (hemifacial atrophy), usually the left side. It is more common in females than in males.
There is a parasite that "zombifies" snails and forces them to march to their death to the tops of trees to be eaten by birds so that the parasite can spread via bird droppings.
20Hickey-Induced Stroke: Julio González
In 2016, 17-year-old Julio Macías González, from Mexico City, died from a stroke caused by an embolus formed on a neck hickey.