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The 11th of November in the year 1111 was and will be the only date in history to have all eight digits the same. It was a Saturday.

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The British pound is over 1200 years old. The pound was a unit of account in Anglo-Saxon England, equal to 240 silver pennies and equivalent to one pound weight of silver. It evolved into the modern British currency, the pound sterling.

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In Rwanda the stoplights have the seconds until the light changes on them.

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Every single odd number contains the letter ‘e’

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Warm beer and cold coffee are the same temperature.

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Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Intelligence is knowing why a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put tomatoes in a fruit salad. And philosophy is wondering if this makes ketchup a smoothie.

 

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Atlanta is farther to the west than Detroit.

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In 1981, a 27 year old James Cameron was working as a director on Piranha II, when he was fired for failing to get a close-up of the lead actress. He then got food poisoning and during his illness had a nightmare about a robot sent from the future to kill him - the idea for The Terminator.

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Vicodin is six times as potent as codeine, hence the name Vi (Roman numeral for six)-Codin.

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Beets me! Less than three hundred years ago in rural Idaho a group of explorers discovered a flock of wild Clydesdales living on a radish farm after the owners had mysteriously disappeared. Several days later never-before-seen plants started sprouting from the large mounds of horse feces that later were shown to contain a bitter root, which the new owners of the farm named horseradishes.

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