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75% of Americans do not believe Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of JFK, acted alone

In 1974 Canada created the H0H 0H0 ("ho ho ho") postcode and started responding to children's previously undelivered letters. Now they answer 1mm letters per year, many of them originating from outside Canada, in the letter's native language.

Billie Piper (the actress who played Rose Tyler in Doctor Who) divorced from her wealthy husband, she opted not to claim any money from him, stating, "I'm not taking a penny from him, I think that's disgusting."

In 2005, Wells Fargo started a program to educate black communities on building "generational wealth." This program turned out to be a front for steering black people into predatory loans. WF paid damages, but not before 100s of houses were foreclosed.

Mars' Olympus Mons has such gentle sloping, that it would be impossible for a ground observer to see the entire mountain, as the curvature of Mars would obscure the view.

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.

Ontario, Canada's Apology Act states that saying "sorry" does not legally constitute an admission of guilt or liability.

The Bohemian Rhapsody video took only four hours to film. The band arrived to the studio at 7.30 in the morning and by 11.30 they were finished and were relaxing in a local pub. The entire thing cost $2025.

The naked mole rat is unable to feel pain, is the only known thermoconforming mammal, is resistant to cancer, and possesses extraordinary longevity for a rodent.

In a 60's government funded LSD study, "26 men unleashed a slew of widely embraced innovations shortly after their LSD experiences, including a mathematical theorem for NOR gate circuits, a conceptual model of a photon, a linear electron accelerator beam-steering device," [and more....]

The average time between a girl's first period and when she got married was 5 years in the 19th century, but in the 21st it has grown to 15 years.

The best man’s original purpose was to serve as an accomplice in case the bride needed to be kidnapped from disapproving parents.

An 8 months Pregnant Mary Turner protested the lynching of her innocent husband Hayes Turner by a White mob in 1918 and threatened to have them arrested. In order to “teach her a lesson”, she and her unborn child were brutally murdered. No one was charged.

When nazis demanded a list of Jews living on the island of Zakynthos from the mayor and the bishop, they handed over a list of only their own two names.

In 2007, the science advocacy group Sense About Science contacted the manufacturers of 15 "detox" products. When pressed, not a single detox peddler contacted could come up with a definition of what they meant by detox