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The average life expectancy of a flamethrower operator in combat during World War 2 was less than 10 minutes. - Source

77. Octopuses are so smart that they’re given puzzles so they won’t get bored in captivity. - Source

78. While Beats by Dre headphones sell for $200-700, experts estimate that the manufacturing cost of each headphone is as low as $16 per unit. The company is now worth over $3.2 billion and controls 27% of the entire headphones market. - Source

79. For the first 35 years of his life, Jack Nicholson didn't know his sister was actually his mother. He didn't find out until 9 years after her death from cancer, thanks to a TIMES Journalist. - Source

80. Fujitsu made a device called the "iPad" in 2002. Apple had to pay $4 million to Fujitsu to buy the trademark. - Source


Breeding Hummingbirds cluster around Hawks' nests. Hummingbirds which breed closer to Hawks' nests have a higher survival rate than those who don't because the Hawks protect the Hummingbirds from animals which prey on their eggs. - Source

82. Wasps are extremely valuable in horticulture since they prey upon almost every pest insect and are used as a natural form of pest control. - Source

83. The Soviet Union lasted long enough to be given its own internet domain name, .su, which it received only 15 months before dissolving. - Source

84. MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" contributed to a drop in teen birth rate. - Source

85. Jordan Peele's "Get Out" made $252.4 million at the worldwide box office, over 55 times more than its production budget of $4.5 million.

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86Charles O'Rear

Bliss, the default computer wallpaper of Microsoft's Windows XP, was taken by former NatGeo photographer, Charles O'Rear while he was on his way to his girlfriend in 1996. - Source

87. After 20 months of war and a 13-month siege, the Numantians (old Spanish civilization) chose to burn their city and die free rather than live and be slaves to the Roman Empire. - Source

88. In the TV series, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the governor of California was targeted for termination. At the time of filming, the governor in office was Arnold Schwarzenegger. - Source

89. North Korea has its own version of the Ten Commandments called "The Ten Principles for the Establishment of a Monolithic Ideological System", which consists of total and complete devotion to Kim Il-Sung. - Source

90. O.J. Simpson earned $3,000,000 just from signing autographs while in prison.

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91Pebble Toad

The Pebble Toad will throw itself down a cliff to avoid predators and will survive it by tucking in its legs and being light enough to bounce without being injured. - Source

92. The Havasupai people are a Native American tribe who have lived in the Grand Canyon for over 800 years. - Source

93. A photon spends 40,000 years getting from the core of the Sun to the surface, but then only 8 minutes to get to Earth. - Source

94. Launching a nuclear weapon in the Chicago city is punishable by a $1,000 fine. - Source

95. Toyota's Tundra pickup is made of 70% Domestic parts, which ties the Ford F-150 for "Most American truck." RAM trucks came in 3rd at 61% domestic parts. Chevy and GMC trucks came in last behind Nissan with less than half of their parts made in America. - Source

96Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell hated the movie 'Fight Club' so much that she spoiled the ending on her talk show and urged viewers not to see it. - Source

97. The girl in the red coat from Schindler's List played by Oliwia Dabrowska was told by Spielberg to not watch the film until she was 18. She watched it at 11 and was traumatized. She watched it again at 18 and understood "Spielberg was right: I had to grow up to watch the film." - Source

98. Ravens have been observed calling wolves to the site of dead animals so that they will open the carcass and leave the scraps more accessible to them. - Source

99. Mike Myers loosely based his Dr. Evil character on his former SNL boss Lorne Micheals. Dr. Evil's phrase "throw me a frickin' bone here, people," was supposedly something Michaels said many times at script meetings for SNL. - Source

100. The Tetris effect (also known as Tetris Syndrome) occurs when people devote so much time and attention to an activity that it begins to pattern their thoughts, mental images, and dreams. It takes its name from the video game Tetris. - Source


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