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All the mountains on Saturn’s moon Titan are named after peaks in The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien and Adolph Hitler both fought at the battle of the Somme. Splenda was an insecticide that became a sweetener when an assistant misheard an order to “test” it as “taste” it. The symbol of the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada is the forget-me-not. A decapitated planarian flatworm grows a new brain complete with all its old memories.
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