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In 1943 three Belgian men held up a train and liberated 200 Jews using only one gun and some wire cutters. (source)

 

Children who speak Mandarin are far more likely to develop perfect pitch because of tone association with words, and that one word can have up to four different meanings depending on the pitch at which it is spoken. (source)

 

There is a recurring hoax to ban the substance dihydrogen monoxide (water). Among others, New Zealand MPs have expressed support for this ban on more than one occasion. (source)

 

Anzac biscuits can only be sold if they are true to the original recipe and never called cookies. (source)

 

Russian soldiers do not wear socks – they wrap a piece of cloth around their feet. Socks will finally be introduced by the end of this year. (source)


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