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  • #31
    In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.

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    • #32
      Casu marzu is a Sardinian cheese that contains live maggots. The maggots can jump up to five inches out of cheese while you're eating it, so it's a good idea to shield it with your hand to stop them jumping into your eyes.

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      • #33
        In 1567, the man said to have the longest beard in the world died after he tripped over his beard running away from a fire.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Barney Stinson View Post
          In an attempt to solve the problem of overcrowded Parisian prisons in 1719, France offered freedom to any prisoner that agreed to marry a prostitute and move to Louisiana.
          That actually explains a lot.

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          • #35
            The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands. It can move as much as 7 inches.

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            • #36
              Vincent Van Gogh only sold 1 painting his whole life and that was to his brother.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Hannibal Lecter MD View Post
                In 1567, the man said to have the longest beard in the world died after he tripped over his beard running away from a fire.
                If only we had video back then.
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by 2Stater View Post

                  That actually explains a lot.
                  Definitely.
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