Facts and Chicks

Jul 29

The transgender prisoner in “Orange is the New Black” is played by a transgender woman with an identical twin brother who plays her character in pre-transition flashbacks.
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The transgender prisoner in “Orange is the New Black” is played by a transgender woman with an identical twin brother who plays her character in pre-transition flashbacks.

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Jul 28

The Crips street gang was originally formed as a Neighborhood Watch to eliminate criminal gangs by force
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The Crips street gang was originally formed as a Neighborhood Watch to eliminate criminal gangs by force

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Jul 27

Ben Affleck once asked Michael Bay on the set of Armageddon: Wouldn’t it make more sense just to train experienced astronauts how to drill instead of the other way around, and Bay responded “shut the f%ck up.”
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Ben Affleck once asked Michael Bay on the set of Armageddon: Wouldn’t it make more sense just to train experienced astronauts how to drill instead of the other way around, and Bay responded “shut the f%ck up.”

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Jul 26

A Roman merchant who sold fake jewels was sentenced to face a lion in the arena. When the gate finally opened, a chicken walked out. Emperor Gallienus proclaimed “He practiced deceit and then had it practiced on him.”
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A Roman merchant who sold fake jewels was sentenced to face a lion in the arena. When the gate finally opened, a chicken walked out. Emperor Gallienus proclaimed “He practiced deceit and then had it practiced on him.”

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Jul 25

NASA plans to grow plants on the moon next year.
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NASA plans to grow plants on the moon next year.

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Jul 24

Salting fresh pineapple reduces the “acid burn” effect you get after eating too much of it and it makes the pineapple taste sweeter.
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Salting fresh pineapple reduces the “acid burn” effect you get after eating too much of it and it makes the pineapple taste sweeter.

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Jul 23

In 2012, a cat saved its owner’s life the night he was adopted. The owner got a diabetic seizure, the cat brought her back to consciousness, and then ran to her son’s room pounced on him until he woke up and called for medical assistance.
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In 2012, a cat saved its owner’s life the night he was adopted. The owner got a diabetic seizure, the cat brought her back to consciousness, and then ran to her son’s room pounced on him until he woke up and called for medical assistance.

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