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The Windows XP wallpaper was so expensive FedEx refused to ship it and was hand-delivered to Microsoft by the photographer himself

Canada has an act/law (The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act) that in the event that you need to call 911 for someone who’s overdosed, you won’t get arrested for possession of controlled substances charges, and breach of conditions regarding the drug charge

When the Nazis forced Jews to wear yellow stars during WW2, it backfired. Doing so increased sympathy for the Jews, who were (contrary to Nazi propaganda) obviously not responsible for how badly the war was going. People began tipping hats to Jews as a symbol of anti-German resistance.

After crashing during the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix, Ayrton Senna's excuse was that the "wall must have moved". Nobody believed him, until he insisted it was checked. The wall had moved less than half an inch nearer the track as a result of an earlier crash.

The Lululemon retail chain's name came from the founder's desire to watch Japanese people try to pronounce it

Listerine was invented in the nineteenth century as powerful surgical antiseptic. It was later sold, in distilled form, as both a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea...

Sylvester Stallone kept the two turtles, "Cuff" and "Link" from the 1976 movie Rocky, and they are still alive today at 44!

The reason the snooze on a clock is 9 minutes is because in the 1950s, they had to make snooze gears fit onto the existing clock mechanics. Unable to use 10, they chose 9 minutes.

Within 6 months of the 2016 Rio Olympics; the Maracana Stadium was abandoned, had its power cut off, was invaded by worms and was missing nearly 10% of the stadium's 78,000 seats

Country Time Lemonade has a program in place to help reimburse children that are fined for running lemonade stands.

A physics professor proved mathematically that vampires could not exist since if they fed once a month and each victim became a vampire, within two and a half years the entire population of the earth would be one.

Emanuel Bronner of "Dr. Bronner's Soaps" was a German-born Jew who escaped the rise of Nazism. His last correspondence from his parents was a postcard that read "You were right. —Your loving father." They died in the concentration camps.

All US Government issued pens are made by a company named Skillcraft that only employs the blind

The youngest ever powerball winner was a 19-year-old from South Carolina who won a $35.3 million jackpot after he heard a voice and "the winning numbers in his head"

In 1851 "A muskrat skin was equal to a quarter of a dollar; a racoon skin, a third of a dollar; a doe skin, half a dollar, and a buck skin, “the almighty dollar.”