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Some moths have evolved a method of detecting and disturbing echolocation sounds from bats. They can confuse bats by sending false clicks back, they can tell if a bat has found them or not based on the intensity and frequency of a bat's clicks and they can react accordingly. - Source

27. The vestal virgins were a group of six women recruited at age six to tend the flame of the goddess Vesta. Expected to serve for 30 yrs, if their virginity ever came into question they were buried alive as punishment. - Source

28. An anti-Semitic nobleman once allegedly told Moses Montefiore that he had recently visited Japan, where "they have neither pigs nor Jews." In response, Montefiore said that they should both go there so that it will have one of each. - Source

29. Jerry Seinfeld dated a 17-year-old girl named Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss when he was 39 years old. - Source

30. All males in South Korea after reaching the age of 18 must go through at least 21 months of mandatory military service training. - Source

31Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman's dying last words were "I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring." - Source

32. Despite early claims that fidget spinners could be used to help children with ADHD, there never was any scientific research to back this claim. - Source

33. People with Type O blood are bitten by mosquitos nearly twice as often as some other blood types. - Source

34. When Salvador Dali was exhumed to determine whether a fortune teller is his biological daughter, his mustache was still perfectly intact. - Source

35. Fabric softeners carry a warning not to use them on children's sleepwear but despite this, smiling happy babies feature heavily in its packaging and promotion.

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36Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee avoided baked goods and refined flour, describing them as providing empty calories which did nothing for his body. - Source

37. In 1996, Fox tried to place a computerized blue halo around the pucks in hockey games to make them more visible. That technology later evolved into the yellow first down line in football. - Source

38. In 2015, a woman named Angela Kipp jumped from a moving car after seeing a spider on her shoulder. The 9-year-old passenger attempted to stop the car, hit the gas, and collided with a school bus. - Source

39. When Parker Brothers tried to introduce a German version of Risk, the board game in which players try to dominate a map of the world, the German government threatened to ban it on the grounds that it might encourage imperialist and militaristic impulses in the nation’s youth. - Source

40. The death of Reagan's press secretary, James Brady, was ruled a homicide when he died 33 years after being shot in the head.

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41Clennon King

The first African-American whose name appeared on ballots as a candidate for President of the United States was Clennon King in 1960. He was called the Black Don Quixote for his efforts and was committed to an insane asylum in 1958 for applying to the University of Mississippi. - Source

42. The author (Ken Kesey) of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was an experimental test subject of the CIA's MK Ultra program. - Source

43. Oceanographer Bob Ballard found the Titanic just days after completing a secret mission for the Navy. The secret mission's cover-story: Finding the Titanic. - Source

44. A broken piece of a spark plug (a.k.a. "ninja rocks") can be used to shatter a car window if thrown with minimum force. - Source

45. In ancient Greece having a second toe that is longer than the big toe was considered a standard of beauty. This condition, today known as Greek Foot, is depicted in many famous statues, such as Michelangelo's David and the Statue of Liberty. - Source

46Mummified cats

There were so many mummified cats excavated in Egypt that 19 tons of them were shipped to England to be used as fertilizer. - Source

47. The DeLorean in Back to the Future used a custom built speedometer that went up to 95mph. The normal speedometer only went up to 85mph due to a 1979 mandate signed by Jimmy Carter. - Source

48. Gerald Ford was subject to two assassination attempts, both by women (Sara Jane Moore and Lynette Fromme). Only two presidential assassination attempts were by women in US history. - Source

49. During conservation efforts to save the critically endangered Toolache Wallaby, 10 of the last surviving members of the species were accidentally killed during efforts to capture them for a breeding program. The species is now extinct. - Source

50. The shortest correspondence in history was between Victor Hugo and his publisher in 1862. Inquiring about sales of Les Miserables Hugo telegraphed his publishers the single-character message "?". Having sold out the first print in 24hrs, the reply was “!" - Source


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