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The door opening noise from star trek was a piece of paper being taken out of an envelope.
The composer Richard Wagner blew most of his money on women's lingerie.
A second is called a second because it is the 2nd division of the hour by 60, the 1st division being a minute.
The country with the longest fence in the world is Australia.
Aldous Huxley and C. S. Lewis died on the same day, but nobody heard about it because it was also the day JFK was shot.
If you push a living sponge through a fine mesh screen, it will rearrange itself in a few hours.
Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1830s
The whole of Australia could fit comfortably into the Sahara desert, with plenty of room to spare.
The release of the original Spider Man movie was delayed because of the 9/11 attacks. They spent the following months editing the twin towers out of every scene. But they missed one