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"The square-root of rope is string."
"In Victorian England, a commoner was not allowed to look directly at the queen due to a belief at the time that the poor had the ability to steal thoughts. Science now believes that less than 4% of poor people are able to do this."
"Diamonds are made when coal is put under intense pressure. Diamonds put under intense pressure become foam pellets, commonly used today as packing material."
"It is incorrectly noted that Thomas Edison invented push-ups in 1878. Nikolai Tesla had in fact patented the activity three years earlier under the name Tesla-cise."
"Halley’s comet can be viewed orbiting earth every 76 years. For the other 75, it retreats to the heart of the sun, where it hibernates undisturbed."
"The plural of surgeon general is surgeons general. The past tense of surgeons general is surgeonsed general."
"Marie Curie invented the theory of radioactivity, the treatment of radioactivity, and dying of radioactivity."
"William Shakespeare did not exist. His plays were masterminded in 1589 by Francis Bacon, who used a Ouija board to enslave playwriting ghosts."
"Whales are twice as intelligent and three times as delicious as humans."
"In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves. Like everything he did, Lincoln freed the slaves while sleepwalking and later had no memory of the event."
"The first commercial airline flight took to the air in 1940. Everyone involved screamed the entire way."
"In Greek myth, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to humankind. The jewelry he kept for himself."
"The first person to prove that cow’s milk is drinkable was very, very thirsty."
"Before the Wright brothers invented the airplane, anyone wanting to fly anywhere was required to eat 200 pounds of helium."
"Before the invention of scrambled eggs in 1912, the typical breakfast was either whole eggs still in the shell, or scrambled rocks."
"During the Great Depression, the Tennessee Valley Authority outlawed pet rabbits, forcing many to hot glue gun long ears to their pet mice."
"At some point in their lives, one in six children will be abducted by the Dutch."
"According to most advanced algorithms, the world’s best name is Craig."
"To make a photocopier, simply photocopy a mirror."
"Dreams are the subconscious mind’s way of reminding people to go to school naked and have their teeth fall out."
The wisdom of the Fact Sphere, Portal 2.

Lucy: Well, hi, Charlie Brown. I'm teaching Linus some little known facts of science.
Charlie Brown: If they're such little known facts, how come you know them?
Lucy: (whispering in Charlie Brown's ear) I make 'em up!
Peanuts, September 25, 1955

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