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-9Black Widow

In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Black Widow shot and killed Tony Stark’s butler, Jarvis, after he walked in on the two of them having sex, revealing her true sinister persona.

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-8Planet swap

Some scientists believe that around 4 billion years ago Neptune and Uranus may have switched their places in the solar system.

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-7Half-life 2 game

In 2004, a German hacker named Axel Gembe stole the source code for Half-Life 2. Gabe Newell, the managing director of the company then tricked him into thinking Valve wanted to hire him as an "in-house security auditor." He was given plane tickets to the USA and was to be arrested on arrival by the FBI. German government became aware of his plan and he was arrested in Germany and put on trial there.

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-6Timothy

A spur-thighed tortoise named Timothy born in Turkey died at an age of 165 years on 3 April 2004 in the UK. She was so old in fact she served as the mascot to the HMS Queen during the Crimean War.

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-5Jigme Singye Wangchuck

Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the last king of Bhutan was so popular that his people protested when he revealed plans for democracy in 2011.

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-4Egyptian Perfumes

Ancient Egyptians believed perfumes to be the sweat of sun god Ra. They even had a god of perfume, named Nefertum, who was responsible for the art of creating scents. Pharaohs were often buried with perfumes so that even in the afterlife, they would not have to encounter any unpleasant smells.

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-3Graham Hill

Graham Hill did not pass his driving test till the age of 24 and joined professional racing just a year later. He is the only driver to achieve the Triple Crown of Motorsport, an achievement defined as winning the Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Monaco Grand Prix.

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-2Video Jokey

In east Africa, movies are often watched with a “VJ” or “video joker” who provides live narration over the movie for translation, contextualization, or comedy purposes.

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-1Mao During Civil War

When the Japanese invaded China during World War 2, Mao Zedong allied his party with his opponent in the Chinese Civil War, Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party). At this time, the KMT was a proper military and the Communists were literally a peasant guerrilla army. While KMT bore the brunt of fighting the Japanese, Mao and his army hung around the countryside, recruiting and growing in strength. When the Chinese Civil War resumed, Mao’s army starved Kuomintang forces in some cities and massacred them in many other places.

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0Can you Hear Incoming Meteors?

Meteors reflect radio waves and you can listen to them arriving in Earth's atmosphere on the radio.

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