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Coming out

It's only in 1990 that the World Health Organization took the decision to withdraw homosexuality from its list of mental diseases.

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Some ratio

In Alaska it is easier to get around by plane than by car!

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A day on Jupiter lasts 9 hours and 55 minutes.

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Homer Simpson's credit card number is 5784 3653 4341 0709.

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Peugeot faster than Porsche

The Porsche 901 presented at the Frankfurt exhibition in 1963 was removed from the market at the beginning of its production in may 1964. Indeed, Peugeot company had already registered all car names with 3 digits and a zero in the middle.

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Titles on the spines of books are oriented differently whether the print is French or English.

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Mine is longer…

The record of the longest beard ever is owned since 1927 by a Norwegian, Hans N. Langseth. His beard mesured 5 meters 33 centimeters long (17ft 6”).

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Bond, James Bond

James Bond really existed !

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Madness game

There are no clocks in Las Vegas' Casinos.

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Harry PotTREE

For the american edition of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, 217 475 trees were cut.

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And they lived happily

Mansuetus and Lynx, Spontex administrators, got married in fall 2007.

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Marlboro cigarettes were originally designed for a ladies' use.

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Very very small

The world's smallest book is “Teeny Ted From Turnip Town”, and measures 0.1mm by 0.07mm.

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Night vision !

Most pirates had two eyes in perfect condition, but kept an eye patch on one of them to keep it adjusted to darkness, facilitating night navigation and the passage from the upper deck (in daylight) to lower bridges (very dark).

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

In the Star Wars universe, there are spaceships, laser beams, anti-gravitational modules but the holographic communications sound like a 1920's phone.

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Banzaï !

Before becoming a battle cry in the mouth of kamikaze, “Banzai” was used to express respect for the emperor, wishing him happiness and longevity, and it is still in use today.

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One date, two destinies

Osama Bin Laden and Chuck Norris celebrate their birthdays on the same day!

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Never alone

In Switzerland, having only one guinea-pig is against the law.

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Balls forever…

In 2005, a Welsh rugby fan named Geoff Huish had so little faith in his national team's victory against England that he declared : “If Wales win, I'll cut my balls off.”

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Lucy in the Sky with expensive Diamonds

LSD is the most expensive material available. When comparing the price per kilo, LSD is 4 times as expensive as diamonds.

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