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- France is the only country in Europe to be completely self-sufficient in basic food production.
- Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd, a Great Depression-era gangster and notorious bank robber, endeared himself to the public by destroying mortgage papers at the banks he robbed, freeing many from their debts.
- Home Alone was no.1 at the box office for 12 straight weeks and its theater run lasted from Nov 1990 until the summer of 1991, where it was still making appearances in the top 10 in box office draw.
- Mars Candy Incorporated found E.T. so ugly that the company refused to allow M&M’s to be used in the film, believing the creature would frighten children. This allowed The Hershey Company the opportunity to market Reese’s Pieces.
- In 2009, Wikipedia banned The Church of Scientology from editing any articles.
- The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestlé Toll House in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate
- Marie Curie’s research papers are still highly radioactive and to access them you must sign a waiver and wear protective clothing.
- Lego produced 381 million tires in 2011, making them the world’s largest rubber tire manufacturer by number of units produced.
- when Jim Henson died, Disney Imagineers sent a drawing of Mickey Mouse consoling Kermit the Frog to his mourning company.
- A Nepali farmer was bitten by a cobra then the farmer bit the cobra back. The cobra died but the farmer didn’t.