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For years, the pharmaceutical company Bayer held the trademark for the word “heroin” and sold the drug as a cough and headache remedy.

For years, the pharmaceutical company Bayer held the trademark for the word “heroin” and sold the drug as a cough and headache remedy.

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Both Madonna and Celine Dion are cousins of Prince Charles' wife, Camilla.

Both Madonna and Celine Dion are cousins of Prince Charles' wife, Camilla.

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Ayds, an appetite-suppressant candy in the 1970s, lost 50 percent of its sales when a similarly named virus hit the scene in the 80s. But how did the woefully-named product rebound? By changing their name to “Diet Ayds.”

Ayds, an appetite-suppressant candy in the 1970s, lost 50 percent of its sales when a similarly named virus hit the scene in the 80s. But how did the woefully-named product rebound? By changing their name to “Diet Ayds.”

On the week of April 4<sup>th</sup>, 1964, The Beatles held each of the top five spots on the <em>Billboard</em> pop singles chart.

On the week of April 4th, 1964, The Beatles held each of the top five spots on the Billboard pop singles chart.

The “french” in french fries actually describes the way the spuds are sliced, not their country of origin.

The “french” in french fries actually describes the way the spuds are sliced, not their country of origin.

Harvard research from 2003 revealed that mothers pregnant with male babies tend to eat more than those carrying females.

Harvard research from 2003 revealed that mothers pregnant with male babies tend to eat more than those carrying females.

Sleeping through the winter is called "hibernation," while sleeping through hot and dry periods like summer is called "estivation."

Sleeping through the winter is called "hibernation," while sleeping through hot and dry periods like summer is called "estivation."

The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia.

The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia.

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald's full name was Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, named after a distant cousin who happened to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald's full name was Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, named after a distant cousin who happened to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Just like anyone else getting a shot, the arms of condemned prisoners are swabbed with alcohol prior to lethal injection in order to keep the area sterile.

Just like anyone else getting a shot, the arms of condemned prisoners are swabbed with alcohol prior to lethal injection in order to keep the area sterile.

In 1914, Henry Ford doubled the daily wage for his factory workers (from $2.40 to $5) while cutting their daily work hours from nine to eight.

In 1914, Henry Ford doubled the daily wage for his factory workers (from $2.40 to $5) while cutting their daily work hours from nine to eight.

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