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In the 80's, when Australian beer companies learned that jewel beetles tried to mate with their bottles, because parts of the surface resembled lady beetles, they changed the design.
 

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The first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies in World War 2 killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
 

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In 2009, Dr. Donald Unger won an Ig Nobel Prize for proving that crackling knuckles doesn't cause arthritis. He was consequently crackling those of his left hand every day for 60 years, but not those of his right hand.
 
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Despite the name, catguts are not made of any parts of a cat. They are made from the intestines of goat or sheep.
 

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In Turkey, you can find a city called Batman. It's the capital of Batman Province and lies near the confluence of Batman River and Tigris.
 
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Lake Nicaragua is the only spot on Earth where freshwater sharks swim in their native habitat.
 

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Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn, before starting their tasks.
 

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According to Cambridge scientist and computer programmer William Tunstall-Pedoe, April 11, 1953 was the most boring day of the last century, because no major event took place.

Yet the day is interesting for being so incredibly boring.
 

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In 2009, a 10-year-old girl tried to "sell" her grandmother on ebay. She described her as annoying but cuddly. There were quite a few offers, before the ad was removed. Reason: ebay doesn't allow humans to be bought and sold.
 

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About 10 years ago, Microsoft sued Canadian 12th grade student Mike Rowe for creating a domain called "MikeRoweSoft.com".
 

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After returning from the moon, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins filled out a custom and immigration form.
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While many people think they did this because bureaucrats insisted on it, it was just a joke.
 

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