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Thomas Edison promoted the electric chair in an effort to prove that alternating current is dangerous.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about a possible link between hepatitis A and consumption of green onions.
Alka-Seltzer dramatically improved sales after they changed their recommended dose from one tablet to two tablets.
In 2003, an insider trading defendant tried to argue in court that he was a time traveler who had come from the year 2256.
Pop star Lady GaGa is a hermaphrodite.
A US House representative once complained that hurricane names are too Caucasian-sounding.
Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are loosely correlated with the position of Jupiter relative to Earth.
The popular drink Fanta was invented by the Nazis.
Future Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was scouted in the 1940's by the Washington Senators baseball team.
Two of Santa Claus' reindeer were originally named 'Dunder' and 'Blixem'.
Singer 'Mama' Cass Elliot died from choking on a ham sandwich.
Hershey invented Reese's Pieces expressly for the purpose of placement in the 1982 film 'E.T.'
John F. Kennedy ended the men's top hat industry, as sales plummeted after he chose not to wear one for his inauguration.
The photographic image of a topless woman can be seen in the background of the Disney animated film 'The Rescuers'.
Sucking on a penny can help someone who has been drinking defeat a breathalyzer test.
The red food and make-up dye carmine is made from ground-up insects.
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PepsiCo was forced to compensate a customer who claimed a Harrier jet that Pepsi advertised in a prize giveaway promotion.
Baseball's championship competition was originally named the 'World Series' after its sponsor the New York World newspaper.
A man stranded in legal limbo lived in Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport from 1988 to 2006.
Not all US interstate highways cross state lines.
Water boiled in a microwave oven can superheat and dangerously 'explode'.
In 2005, a Wendy's restaurant patron discovered a severed human finger in a bowl of chili.
The antidepressant drug clomipramine is known to cause orgasms in yawning patients.
On average, men think about sex every seven seconds.
Coca-Cola recalled a poster due to a risqué image discoverd hidden in the ice cubes.
A doctoral student mistook two examples of unsolved statistics theorems for homework, and actually solved them and was published.
Consumption of poppy seeds can produce positive results on drug screening tests.
Humans use only 10 percent of their brains.
The visual design of Tinker Bell in Disney's 1953 adaptation of 'Peter Pan' was modeled after Marilyn Monroe.
'Daddy longlegs' are the world's most venomous spider, but cannot bite humans.
Uncooked rice can expand and kill birds that consume it.
Outdoor temperature can be estimated based upon the chirping pattern of crickets.

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