Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

James Bond, Secret Agent and Ornithologist

Ian Fleming, the creator of the literary character James Bond, drew on his passion for ornithology and dubbed the now-famous secret agent in honour of the American bird expert of the same name.

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Boeing Everett Factory Holds World Record

Located in Everett, north of Seattle, the Boeing assembly site is the largest building in the world per volume with 472 million cubic feet, covering 4.3 million square feet. It is where wide-body Boeing 747s, 767s,777s and the new 787 Dreamliner are assembled.

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Lord of the Rings by the Beatles?

Even if Lord of the Rings was only released recently, the author had previously refused several requests for permission to adapt his work, notably one from the Beatles. John Lennon would have played Gollum, Paul McCartney starring as Frodon, Ringo Starr as Sagace, and lastly Gandalf by George Harrison.

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God Save The King Was Created For The King Of France

The French Marquise de Créquy wrote in her book "Souvenirs", that the song ''Grand Dieu Sauve Le Roi'', was written by Jean-Baptiste Lully. According to the Marquise de Créquy, Lully created the song to celebrate the success of an operation to remove an anal fistula from the French king Louis XIV.

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Giants of the Vegetable World - A 35 Pound Broccoli, Realy?

Some US farmers have taken vegetable growing seriously and have world records to prove it. You won't find these in your local supermarket: Grown in Rhode Island, the world's largest pumpkin was shown at the Topsfield Fair of Massachusetts in 2007, weighing 1689 lbs.

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Do You Need Perfect Vision to be an Airline Pilot?

Contrary to public opinion, an airline pilot can indeed have less than perfect vision. In fact, during the initial examination a candidate need only have 10/10 vision in each eye but can wear glasses or contact lenses during the test. The only restriction is that of the strength of the lenses.

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Hugo Boss - Tailor To The Nazis

Before and during the second world war, the Hugo Boss company produced the black SS uniforms And the SA brown shirts for the Nazi party. This fact was uncovered following after years of investigation by journalists in 1997.

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Vitamin C Doesn't Prevent Sleep Nor Helps Stay Awake

Contrary to popular belief, natural or synthetic vitamin C does not prevent from sleeping, even if taken at night just before going to bed. So, you can drink orange juice without worries! However, you should pay attention to certain chemical Vitamin C that are sold together with other components, such as caffeine, for example.

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What You Need to Know About Hemorrhoids

In one sense, everyone has hemorrhoids, the clusters of veins that lie just beneath the mucous membranes lining the lowest part of the rectum and the anus.

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Your Hair Won't Grow Back Thicker or Faster After Shaving

Your hair won't grow back thicker, harder or faster when it is shaved. What gives this impression is that the hair is more rigid because it is shorter, and it itches because it is usually cut at an angle by the blade of the razor. It's only during adolescence that there is a change in the composition of the hair, making it harder.

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Alan Smithee - The film director who never existed

In some films, the director is named Alan Smithee. This name is fictitious and is used when a director is in conflict with producers over content and does not want to have his name associated with the movie.

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The Planet Tatooine In Star Wars Is, In Fact, A Real City

In Star Wars, the planet Tatooine is directly inspired by the Tunisian town of Tataouine and the desert of the same name. Several scenes of young Anakin Luke Skywalker were shot at this site. The movie set was left intact and is a tourist attraction today.

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