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1. After the 2011 Japanese nuclear plant in Fukushima was disabled by an earthquake-tsunami double whammy, elderly Japanese people volunteered to do repairs to save young people from radiation exposure.
2. After Universidad del Mar was closed by Chilean government due to major financial irregularities, artist Papas Fritas managed to enter its vault and burn tuition contracts amounting to $500 million, making difficult to prove students owed the university this money
3. Some elephants eat off a specific tree to induce labor – the same tree which kenyan women brew a tea of for the same purpose
4. The Curie family is the family with the most Nobel Prizes. Marie Curie won two Nobel prizes in physics and chemistry. Her husband Pierre Curie won a Nobel in physics. Their daughter Irène Joliot-Curie won a Nobel prize in chemistry.
5. An 11 year old girl could not afford running shoes, so she wrapped her feet in tape and drew a Nike logo on it. She won several gold medals in local competitions.
6. Penguins can drink saltwater because of glands near their eyes that remove salt from their bloodstream and then they can sneeze out the extra salt.
7. Elinor Powell was a black nurse who served during WWII. She was assigned to work at a POW camp, like most African-American nurses at the time, and fell in love with a German POW there. They married and had children despite it being illegal in both the U.S and Germany during this time period.
8. In 1936 Orson Welles produced and directed a version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth with an all-Black cast.