The moment Gerald Ford was sworn in, Nixon was on Air Force One flying home. Because he was no longer President, the airplane's call sign was changed mid-flight from Air Force One to SAM 27000.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VC-137C_

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Actor Christopher Lee, who famously portrayed Saruman, was also featured on the cover of Paul McCartney and Wings 1973 album "Band on the Run"
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_on_

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The journalist Nellie Bly got bored of writing about fashion and gardening and instead went undercover in a mental asylum to expose the horrible conditions there. She later travelled around the world by balloon in record time.
irishcentral.com/roots/history

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On September 2, 1945, Vietnam's independence was proclaimed by Ho Chi Minh. His first words were "All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
cfr.org/blog/remembering-ho-ch

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When a male fruit fly is sexually rejected by a female fruit fly, it will seek out more alcohol than those that have successfully mated.
bbc.com/news/science-environme

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Today I learned that Chic Fil A supplier Simmon Foods claimed in court its chicken packers are not employees because they're "not willingly working" and "worked without promise or expectation of pay"
readfrontier.org/stories/judge

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In the Australian state of Queensland, highways have trivia questions and answers as road sings to keep drivers interested/awake.
i.redd.it/745nzpein6761.jpg

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The Old Ford Motor Factory, Ford's first assembly plant in Southeast Asia and built in 1941, was the site of the historic surrender of the British to the Japanese in World War II, later described by Winston Churchill as the "largest capitulation in Brit...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Former_F

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In 1935, New York City Mayor, Fiorello Laguardia, brought down a Mafia crime ring by banning baby artichokes for three days.
atlasobscura.com/articles/stra

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A KGB agent and a CIA agent became friends while trying to recruit each other; they knew the other was a spy and just didn’t talk about it
latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-19

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Some of the first chainsaws weren't for cutting wood but we're used to saw through bone. They were used surgically in the late eighteenth century to mid nineteen century where the first wood cutting chainsaws weren't patented until the twentieth century.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chainsaw

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Since comics were banned on the set of X-Men by Bryan Singer, Kevin Feige (a mere associate producer at the time) would slip Hugh Jackman some of his favorite Wolverine comics to help him learn more about the character
slashfilm.com/no-comics-on-x-m

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