About The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). An independent, nonpartisan agency that examines how taxpayer dollars are spent and provides objective, reliable information to help the government save money and work more efficiently.
gao.gov/key_issues/overview

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The guitar part on Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" was performed by Dave Navarro and the bass part by Flea.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagged_L

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The Chicxulub Impact, the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, created a mega-tsunami that was over 330 feet tall. If the impact had struck the deep ocean rather than the shallow seas, the wave would have peaked at 2.9 MILES.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulu

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In 1915 a man by the excellent of name Cecil Chubb went to an auction to buy some furniture for his wife. He came back as the owner of Stonehenge for £6600. According to local legend, his wife would’ve rather had the furniture.
history.com/news/the-man-who-b

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I learned about Rick Rescorla, a Vietnam war who predicted the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and later was credited for saving almost 2,700 lives during 9/11. He also greatly contributed to the to finding the convicted bombers of the 1993 bombing by g...
wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rescor

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In 1991, 20 paintings were stolen from the Vincent Van Gogh museum in Amstderdam. However, the theft was foiled when the thieves getaway car suffered a blown tire, forcing them to flee and leave the paintings behind. 35 minutes after the robbery, the pa...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pota

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About Rags, a stray mutt found by a U.S. soldier in WWI, Rags became the mascot of the 1st Infantry Division after he saved hundreds of lives by running messages under fire. When Rags was injured he was sent to a field hospital with an order from HQ "Th...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rags_(do

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John Walker created the match by accident in 1826. He was scraping a mixture of dried chemicals off of a stick in his hearth and it caught fire. Against the advice of friends he did not patent his idea, leading to others greatly profiting off of his inv...
thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/181

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“Mushroom management” is where employees aren’t told about the ideas or general state of the company, and are given work without knowing its purpose. So called because they are “kept in the dark and fed bullshit”
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mushroom

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The United States has the world's most violent weather, receiving more high-impact extreme weather incidents than any other country in the world.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_S

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Two cars crashing head-on at 50 mph is not comparable to one car hitting a wall at 100 mph. "Although the two-car crash doubles the speed, the energy [of] the crash is transferred to twice the mass resulting in a crash that looks like just one car hitti...
wired.com/2010/05/mythbusters-

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Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collared greens, and brussel sprouts all come from the same plant, Brassica oleracea, that has been bred specifically to enhance their specific plant part for harvest.
vox.com/platform/amp/xpress/20

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