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76Prison industry

A think tank at Oxford University believes that the prison industry may begin exploring psychoactive drugs that elongate the perception of time, either reducing actual incarceration times or making sentences for heinous crimes feel like an eternity. - Source

77. In the 19th Century, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that tomatoes were vegetables. - Source

78. Over 100 million sharks per year are killed to fuel the shark fin industry. This has caused the populations to drop 60-90% over the last 15 years. - Source

79. There's a Mediterranean plant (Cistus plant) that can spontaneously self-combust (i.e., a burning bush). - Source

80. The US Supreme Court ruled that professional solicitors and charities are not required to disclose their commission structure up front. A telemarketer could legally take 99% of the charitable donation as a commission. - Source

81Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage lost over $100 Million of his net worth after purchasing 15 homes, including two castles, a private island, four yachts, and a 67 million-year-old dinosaur skull. - Source

82. If the Netherlands stopped all water management 40% of the country would be flooded within weeks. - Source

83. Green Haribo gummy bears are strawberry flavored. The red Haribo gummy bears are raspberry flavored. - Source

84. When Ken McElroy was murdered with at least two different guns, the residents of Skidmore, Missouri refused to identify the shooters. For decades he was known as the 'town bully' due to multiple crimes throughout town, and at that time was on trial for shooting an elderly grocer in the neck. - Source

85. In 2012, the entire village of Sodeto in Spain won a $950 million lottery jackpot except for Costis Mitsotakis because he refused to buy the lottery.

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86Mary F. Sawyer

Mary of "Mary Had A Little Lamb" was an 83-year-old teacher named Mary F. Sawyer, who brought her pet lamb to the school she taught around the time of the battle of Waterloo. - Source

87. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" only reached #9 on the US charts when the song was first released in 1976, but reached #2 in 1992 after Wayne's World came out. - Source

88. In Greek mythology, Zeus thought that the Earth is overpopulated and Trojan War was instigated to depopulate the Earth. - Source

89. The first leaf blowers were insecticide misters that workers were misusing to blow leaves instead. - Source

90. Octopi, octopuses, and octopodes are all correct plural forms of the word octopus.

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91Arbor acres

Most of the modern global poultry industry relies on a single breed of chicken(Arbor Acres) from a farm in Connecticut that won the national "Chicken of Tomorrow" competition in the late 1940s and early 1950s. - Source

92. World War 2 General George Patton believed that he was a reincarnated ancient Roman soldier, and he also thought that he had served under Napoleon. - Source

93. The first king of Belgium (Leopold I) was German, fought in the Russian army, married an English princess (Charlotte of Wales) and had previously turned down the chance to become king of Greece. - Source

94. The sandwich was supposedly invented by the Earl of Sandwich (John Montagu), who was so addicted to gambling that he refused to leave the table for meals and demanded something he could eat with one hand. It caught on amongst other players, who ordered "the same as sandwich" - thus, "the sandwich". - Source

95. A robot named Elektro was built in 1937 to resemble the typical American male. He could look, listen, speak, move independently and, of course, smoke cigarettes. - Source

96Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is a bridge whose support towers are so tall and far apart that, due to the curvature of the earth, is almost two inches farther apart at the top than the bottom. - Source

97. Despite the ongoing Arab Boycott of Israel since 1948, Israel has achieved a higher GDP than all of the participants except for the oil rich Kuwait and Qatar, and the participants stand to lose $30 billion from not trading with Israel by 2020. - Source

98. Warner Brothers hated the name "Beetlejuice", and urged Tim Burton to change it to something clever. Burton jokingly suggested calling the movie "Scared Sheetless" and was horrified when the studio actually liked it. - Source

99. Two mafia families almost went to war in 2012 over the sauce made by Brooklyn's best pizzeria. - Source

100. When the first horse (Promatea) was cloned, she was implanted with the cloned embryo and later gave birth to a carbon-copy of herself. - Source


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