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Bizarre fact #3753:
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Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space. The first to exercise this right to vote while in orbit was astronaut David Wolf, who cast his vote for Houston mayor via e-mail from the Russian space station Mir in November 1997.


Bizarre fact #2587:
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False eyelashes were invented by the American film director D.W. Griffith while he was making his 1916 epic, "Intolerance". Griffith wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks, to make her eyes shine larger than life. A wigmaker wove human hair through fine gauze, which was then gummed to Owen's eyelids. "Intolerance" was critically acclaimed but flopped financially, leaving Griffith with huge debts that he might have been able to settle easily - had he only thought to patent the eyelashes.


Bizarre fact #647:
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The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands.


Bizarre fact #3615:
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In July 1934 Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run.


Bizarre fact #2629:
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It took 214 crates to transport the Statue of Liberty from France to New York in 1885.


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