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26George Lucas

George Lucas has detailed knowledge of 'Star Trek'. When actor Clint Howard auditioned for Lucas, the first thing the director said was "Balok, 'Corbomite Maneuver'", a role Howard had played as a child 15 years earlier. The amazed Howard later said he wanted to yell "get a life" at Lucas. - Source


27. NBA player Shaquille O'Neal starred in 'Kazaam' (1996) because "I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie. Someone said, 'Hey, here's $7 million, come in and do this genie movie.' What am I going to say, no? So I did it." - Source


28. In Scotland, a group of students went to a modern art gallery and left a pineapple in an empty exhibit to see if people would think it was art. When they returned four days later, not only was the pineapple still there, it had been covered with a glass case. - Source


29. A nursing home in Sweden named The Svartedalens changed their employees' workdays from 8 to 6 hours per day and found it increased productivity and reduced staff turnover. - Source


30. Strabo wrote the earliest variant of the Cinderella myth circa 24 A.D., set in Egypt. Rhodopis, a Greek, was bathing when an eagle snatched one of her shoes, carried it to the sunset, and dropped it into the lap of the Pharaoh. He searched for the owner of the shoe, found Rhodopis and married her. - Source


31Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes was the first US President to oppose the Spoils System of giving federal jobs to political supporters, wanting instead to pick them by merit according to an examination. - Source


32. Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks watch a lot of movies together, but only movies that contain the phrase "secure the perimeter." - Source


33. Shipping containers filled with Vancouver's garbage were illegally shipped to the Philippines, caught in customs, and then left to rot for years causing a minor international incident. - Source


34. The Beatles' reign was only for 7 years from their first album to their last. - Source


35. In 1846 during the Mexican-American war, a group formed called "St. Patrick's Battalion" that consisted of Irish Catholics. They faced discrimination in the US, so they switched to fight for Mexico.


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36Weed

During prohibition, people used to get prescriptions for 'medical' wine and alcohol, just like today with weed. - Source


37. A restaurant named “The Heart Attack Grill” is hospital themed with scantily clad nurse waitresses serving the “Quadruple Bypass Burger” loaded with 9,982 calories. A customer died of a heart attack while eating there, resulting in customers taking photos of him assuming it was a stunt. - Source


38. The Winslows from the television show Family Matters had a 2nd daughter named Judy (Jaimee Foxworth) that went upstairs in Season 4 and was never heard from or acknowledged again. - Source


39. Scorpions evolved to glow under UV light and nobody is sure why. - Source


40. Crows are capable of forming close bonds with people. When an 8-year-old girl named Gabi Mann left food out on a bird feeder, the crows would leave trinkets like earrings, hearts, and a "best friend" charm in return.


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41Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is officially the king of Poland. - Source


42. The Ashley Treatment is a hormonal and sometimes surgical way to keep a cognitively and physically impaired individual the size of a child for ease of care. - Source


43. Waiterless restaurants were pioneered in the late 1800s and were a hit in the early 20th century with the arrival of the Automat; the walls inside each store were lined with a series of small windows containing food. For a fee the window unlocked, allowing customers to pull out a meal. - Source


44. Pilots are not allowed to take Viagra within 6 hours of flight as Viagra can have an effect on color vision and they will see the world with a bluish tinge for several hours. - Source


45. When Paris was liberated in 1944, British and American commanders wanted only white soldiers to be involved in the leading French unit, despite the French army being only 40% white. All black soldiers were taken out of an available unit and replaced by white ones from other units. - Source


46George Kennedy

A high school principal named George Kennedy in Florida hypnotized dozens of anxious students and athletes to help them relax. When two of those students committed suicide and one died in a car accident, the principal was charged with two misdemeanors and lost his teaching license. - Source


47. The 1st Tenet of the Satanic Temple is "One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason." - Source


48. Davy Crockett, as a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives opposed President Andrew Jackson's 1830 Indian Removal Act and was the only member of the Tennessee delegation to vote against it. Six years later he died defending the battle of Alamo. - Source


49. The show 'Deadliest Catch' is bad for competition in the Bering Sea Fishing industry. The subsidies all the boats in the show receive allows them to undercut or break even with their seasonal catch. - Source


50. The knobcone pine, (Pinus attenuata), requires fire to complete its reproduction cycle. Cones remain closed for many years until a fire opens them and allows reseeding. As a result, knobcone cones may even become embedded in the growing wood as the tree matures. - Source

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