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CANTURI Barbie is the most expensive Barbie in the world, worth $540,780. The jewelry is made by Stefan Canturi. The necklace is made from 3 carat white diamond, formed in cuboids style. In her right hand you may see a ring adorned by diamond.

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AMERICAN FLAG: In 1888, the "Youth's Companion" magazine began a campaign to sell American flags to public schools as a way to solicit subscriptions. It was written by Francis Bellamy and did not include the words "Under God".

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I had no idea! But he is a funny guy. (www.youtube.com/...)

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FACT: i before e . . . except when you run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbor!

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ARTIFICIAL BEACH: The Ocean Dome at Sheraton Seagaia Resort in Japan opened in 1993. It has a flame-spitting volcano, artificial sand and palm trees and the world's largest retractable roof. The water is temperature controlled.

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DECEPTIVE LAKE: The water in Flathead Lake, Montana, is so clear it looks shallow but it's actually nearly 400 feet deep.

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TSUNAMI: Tilly Smith (10) saved her family and 100 other tourists from at Maikhao Beach in Thailand by warning them minutes before the arrival of the 2004 tsunami from the Indian Ocean Earthquake. Two weeks earlier she'd learned about tsunami's in her geography class.

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DISNEY: Nemo appeared in "Monster's Inc" as one of Boo's toys, two years before "Finding Nemo" was released.

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    Esther Yospe Ewell

    He is also mounted on the wall of yhe trailer home where Randall ends up. The trailer home with the Pizza Planet truck parked outside.

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    Tammy .

    I didn't know that Esther!

KODAK: George Eastman, founder of the Kodak Corporation, shot himself in the heart after leaving a note reading, "To my friends: My work is done. Why wait?"

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    Esther Yospe Ewell

    Did you know the inventer of the lie detector machine also invented the comic book series "Wonder Woman" and that is why she had her Lasso of Truth"?

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    Tammy .

    No! I didn't know that Esther!

TESTING: Writing down your worries just before taking an exam can boost your test score.

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30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Know by the Time She's 30

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REAL LIFE BARBIE: Valeria Lukyanova

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BERLIN: The elevator at the AquaDom travels up the middle of the 82-foot tall aquarium!

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ELEVATED SWIMMING POOL: Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore has the world's longest elevated swimming pool (SkyPark) with a 478-ft vanishing edge perched 191 meters above ground.

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DOG: The Chinese Crested is not only silly looking but high maintenance too! They need sunscreen on to go outside!

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So true!

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DOG: Giant George is the world's tallest living blue Great Dane dog. He was born 11/17/05, is 43" high at the withers and weighs 245 pounds.

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Did you know there's a Braille Rubic's Cube designed by Konstantin Datz?

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ORIGINAL THOUGHT THEORY: Anything anyone can ever say, has already been said by someone else.

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What will be the color of your baby's eyes?

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REAL ESTATE: Until the 1980's, some real estate agents used a business practice known as "Blockbusting". They would buy a home in a white neighborhood, rent it to a black family, then buy the rest of the neighborhood at a discounted price after urging nervous families to leave the neighborhood.

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CHURCH: Inspiring Body of Christ Church in Dallas, Texas, spent over 4 million dollars on a private fish aquarium.

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FACT: If you were to spell out numbers starting with one, you wouldn't find the letter "A" until you reach "one thousand".

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RADIATION: More radiation is absorbed into the body while eating a banana than an entire year of living within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant.

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FACT: Think of a number. Double it. Add six. Half it. Take away the number you started with. Your answer is always three.

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