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26Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher is the co-founder of Thorn. Thorn is a company outsourced by the FBI to catch pedophiles and stop sex trafficking. - Source

27. In the late 1990s, certain digital cameras used 3.5-inch floppy disks for picture storage. - Source

28. Movies have their own style of grocery bags that are silent for better sound recording.- Source

29. In the days after the 9/11 attacks, the German warship Lutjens (D185) passed by the US destroyer Winston S. Churchill with the US flag flying at half-mast and the sailors Manning-the-Rails, an honor typically reserved for heads of state. - Source

30. Julia Stewart, worked as a waitress for IHOP at 16, then through hard-work became the President at Applebees, and after being passed over as CEO for Applebees became the CEO at IHOP and ultimately acquired Applebees. - Source

31Back to the future

Back to the future was rejected by Disney. They said a mother falling in love with her son is not appropriate for a family film. - Source

32. A lawyer named James Thronton only works for one client- the Earth- and even managed to successfully sue the UK government to admit that it was breaching legal limits for air pollution. - Source

33. The people who falsely claimed the copyright on "Happy Birthday to You" made $2M a year for decades until a court ruled the song to be public domain in 2016. - Source

34. The TI-84/83 calculators have comparably higher profit margins than Apple due to their monopoly on the school system. - Source

35. Two researchers, funded by the British government, developed a mathematical formula for the "perfect human voice." The male voices that matched most closely were Alan Rickman and Jeremy Irons; the closest matching female voices were Judi Dench, Mariella Frostrup, and Honor Blackman.

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The inventor of the Rubik's Cube named Ernő-Rubik didn't realize he'd built a puzzle until he scrambled it the first time and tried to restore it. - Source

37. There is still a subway station named Cortlandt Street that hasn't reopened since 9/11. - Source

38. Samsung originally sold noodles. It wasn't until 1970 that they started selling electronics. - Source

39. In 2009, Robert Downey Jr. was detained at a Japanese airport and held for 6 hours after authorities ran his passport and saw he’d failed to mention his previous convictions. He was eventually allowed to attend the ‘Iron Man’ premiere on the terms that he “never returned to Japan again.” - Source

40. Because of a surplus of whole milk and milk fat, the USDA has worked with restaurants to expand their menus with cheese-laden products, including paying for a $12 million marketing campaign for Domino's to develop a new line of pizzas with 40% more cheese.

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41Prozac and Zoloft

About 10% of antidepressants like Prozac and Zoloft is excreted unchanged by urine in humans. These antidepressants have been detected in aquatic animals. This has caused concern, as the drugs are linked to memory issues and more passive behavior in fish, and more aggression in crustaceans. - Source

42. In 2017, a 3-year-old pit bull named Brynneth Pawltro won the title of mayor of a Kentucky town for the 4th time and beat a cat, chicken, donkey and a little boy. - Source

43. During the 1970 Aspen's sheriff's election, Hunter S. Thompson shaved his head bald so he could refer to the crew-cut, ex-army, Republican incumbent as "My long-haired opponent." - Source

44. Abolitionist Cassius Clay was shot by Sam Brown during a 1843 debate for the Kentucky House of Representatives. “Despite being shot in the chest, Clay drew his Bowie knife, tackled Brown, cut-out his eyes, and finally threw him over an embankment.” He would later become US Ambassador to Russia. - Source

45. Women often go into labor during storms because of the change in barometric pressure, hence why "storm babies" happen. - Source

46Colin Warner

Carl King, with no prior background in law, took it upon himself to prove his friend was innocent after being jailed for 21 years. The jury convicted Colin Warner on charges of second-degree murder based solely on the eyewitness testimony from a 14-year-old boy who admitted to lying on the stand. - Source

47. Lord Of The Rings dwarves are supposed to speak with Arabic or Hebrew accent, resulting in dwarven place names like Khazad-dûm and Moria, not Scottish as per popular culture today. - Source

48. Horatio G. Spafford wrote the famous hymn "It is Well With My Soul" after hearing that his four daughters had died in a ship collision. This was two years after his only son died of pneumonia and his entire business was destroyed by the Chicago fire. - Source

49. About Schmidt won Jack Nicholson the 2003 Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. Upon accepting his award, Nicholson quipped: "I'm a little surprised. I thought we made a comedy." - Source

50. There's a grocery store named Original Unverpackt in Berlin where items are sold without any brands or packaging. Customers are expected to bring their own containers, which are then weighed to determine the final price. - Source


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