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76Plastic straws

Miami Beach has banned beachfront hotels from giving out plastic straws. - Source

77. Both of Geddy Lee's (lead singer/bassist of Rush) parents were Holocaust survivors. First imprisoned at Auschwitz, they were separated to Bergen-Belsen and Dachau. They found each other after Allied liberation, married, and emigrated to Canada. - Source

78. During the Cold War, the BBC planned to air "The Sound of Music" after a nuclear strike to improve the morale of survivors. - Source

79. George R. R. Martin purchased the first ticket to attend the first Comic Con, held in New York in 1964. - Source

80. The Roman Empire typically avoided using slave rowers, instead preferring freemen, because they were more motivated. - Source


The feeling of euphoric chills some people can get while listening to music is called 'frisson' (pronounced "free-sawn"), and researchers have described the sensation as a skin orgasm. - Source

82. Jeff Daniels only got paid $50,000 for his role in Dumb and Dumber, while Jim Carrey got paid $7million. - Source

83. When a factory worker from Wonka was asked about the production of Nerds candy, he said: "Basically we start off with a sugar crystal and we just keep coating it with more sugar." - Source

84. Most toilets in Hong Kong are flushed with seawater in order to conserve the city’s scarce freshwater resources. - Source

85. Tom and Jerry's episode (The Cat Concerto) where Tom performs Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 1946.

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86Anna Jarvis

Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day holiday, later became unhappy with its commercialization and began organizing a petition to rescind Mother's Day. She was placed in a sanitarium, and people connected with the floral and greeting card industries paid the bills to keep her there.- Source

87. Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington in 2006. He still has 30 birdshot pellets stuck inside him, which has led to heart issues and a change in voice. - Source

88. In the 1980s, 92 high ranking officials (judges, lawyers, policemen, and a state legislator) were arrested and indicted in the Chicago area for corruption; including profiting from murder, bribery, racketeering, etc. Operation Greylord involved the first listening device ever placed in a judge's chambers. - Source

89. Mathematician Leonhard Euler's work touched upon so many fields that he is often the earliest written reference on a given matter, so in an effort to avoid naming everything after Euler, some discoveries and theorems are attributed to the first person to have discovered them after Euler. - Source

90. The Greek origin of the word "idiot" was used to mean someone who did not participate in politics and public affairs.

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91Homeopaths Without Borders

Homeopaths Without Borders went to Haiti in 2010 to treat malaria, cholera and other life threatening diseases with sugar pills and "diluted" water. - Source

92. In 2010, Paul the Octopus, from a German aquarium in Oberhausen, correctly predicted every single World Cup match outcome for the German National Team that year. He received death threats when he accurately foresaw their semi-final loss. - Source

93. In 2004, a Wal-Mart was built on a section of Teotihuacan. Ancient artifacts were shipped off to dumps by workers who found them on the site. - Source

94. Laser removal doesn't remove the tattoo. It just helps break it down so white blood cells can carry it away. You poop out your tattoo. - Source

95. When Ruth Bader Ginsburg was studying at Harvard, the Dean of Harvard Law asked her "How do you justify taking a spot from a qualified man?" Ruth transferred to Columbia Law School and became the first woman to be on two major law reviews, later becoming an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. - Source

96Ross and Nancy Deye

Michigan rock collectors named Ross and Nancy Deye found an impressive 93 lb. Petoskey stone in Lake Michigan in 2015, only to have it promptly confiscated by authorities. The stone violated a Michigan law that states no more than 25 pounds of rocks or minerals can be taken from the Great Lakes per year. - Source

97. There are still 10 people that are living in iron lungs. - Source

98. There's a plant called the TomTato which is a cherry tomato plant with potatoes as roots. It yields large quantities of both tomatoes and spuds. - Source

99. The "Take On Me" video used a pencil-sketch animation / live-action combination called rotoscoping, in which the live-action footage is traced over frame by frame to give the characters realistic movements. Approximately 3,000 frames were rotoscoped, which took 16 weeks to complete. - Source

100. Upon restoration of Apethorpe Palace in England, it was discovered that the bedrooms of King James and Duke George Villers were connected through a secret passageway. It had been long suspected that King James and Villers were gay lovers. - Source


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