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Valiss:
Share your most interesting / funny / useless fact with us. I'll start us off:

Nichelle Nichols ("Lt. Uhura") resigned from Star Trek after the first season, but reconsidered after a conversation with a big Trek fan. The fan? Martin Luther King, Jr.

Valiss:
The first webcam was created to watch a pot of coffee.

dreamwalker:
The 2 wives that Henry VIII had executed were actually 1st cousins.

Cats have 24 whiskers.

William Shatner(Kirk) and Nichelle Williams(Uhura) shared TV's first inter-racial kiss.

Rowan MacD:
 Did you know....More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines?

Valiss:
Astronaut Gordon Cooper used a only wristwatch, knowledge of star patterns, and math estimations to determine the correct pitch for re-entry when his capsule lost power.

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