Fashion designer Michael Kors’ first project was a redesign of his own mother’s wedding dress, at her second marriage. He was 5 years old at the time.

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The Greek national anthem consists of 158 verses.

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We all know hiccups can be annoying, but at least they tend to pass quickly — unless you were Charles Osborne, who began hiccupping in 1922 after a fall while attempting to weigh a hog before slaughtering it, and continued doing so for a total of 68 years. That’s an estimated 430 million hiccups!

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Leeches have a brain in each of their 32 body segments.

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The Grand Canyon is so big that it creates its own weather.

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World War II German interrogator Hanns Scharff’s unusual techniques for extracting information — which included sharing his wife’s homemade baked goods, cracking jokes, unsupervised nature walks and afternoon tea — were so successful that the U.S. military later incorporated them into their own interrogation schools.

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Because it turns yellow when fully ripe, the Persian lime is not commonly found in markets, as it gets confused for lemons, but is used for most commercial purposes.

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Hungarian composer Franz Liszt received so many requests for locks of his hair that he bought a dog and sent fur clippings instead.

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A man named Ronald MacDonald robbed a Wendy’s in 2005.

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In the early 2000s, when hackers were not that rampant, a survey showed that 70% of London commuters would reveal their computer password in exchange for a chocolate bar, while 30% of the respondents admitted they would give their password even without said candy.

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The sequel to the 1953 film titled “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” was called “Gentlemen Marry Brunettes.”

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The term “plastic surgery” was coined in 1839, 70 years before plastic was even invented. It comes from the Greek word “plastike,” which means “the art of modeling” of malleable flesh.

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Abibliophobia is the fear of running out of material to read.

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Between 12,000 and 15,000 bicycles are retrieved from the bottom of Amsterdam’s canals each year.

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After the release of the 1996 film “Scream,” which involved an anonymous killer calling and murdering his victims, Caller ID usage tripled in the United States.

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