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

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