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On September 10, 1960 at the Olympics in Rome, Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila won a marathon gold medal in bare feet.
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In Ancient Persia, men used to debate ideas once sober and once drunk. The idea was considered good if it sounded so in both states.
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September 5 is the birthday of both Jack Daniel (in 1846) and Freddie Mercury (in 1946)
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The first webcam was used in 1991 by Cambridge researchers for checking the coffee pot without leaving their desks.
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In WWII. Hungarian soldier Paul Kern was shot in the frontal lobe, making him unable to fall asleep. He lived for years afterwards, and no one knows how.
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