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Bizarre Fact #11:
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Creator Ian Fleming's fictional character James Bond made his debut in the 1952 novel "Casino Royale."

Bizarre Fact #12:
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During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles.

Bizarre Fact #13:
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Fido means faithful in Latin.

Bizarre Fact #14:
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Finnish folklore states that when Santa comes to Finland to deliver gifts, he leaves his sleigh behind and rides on a goat named Ukko instead.

Bizarre Fact #15:
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For 47 days in 1961, the painting "Matisse's Le Bateau (The Boat)" was hanging upside down in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Apparently none of the over 116,000 visitors seem to have noticed.

Bizarre Fact #16:
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French artist, Michel Vienkot, uses cow dung as paint when he creates his pictures.

Bizarre Fact #17:
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In 1943, the July issue of "Transportation Magazine" had an article entitled "1943 Guide to Hiring Women."

Bizarre Fact #18:
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In 1961, Italian artist Piero Manzoni packed his feces in cans, signed and mounted them, and then sold them as art.

Bizarre Fact #19:
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In 1983, a Japanese artist, Tadahiko Ogawa, made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of ordinary toast.

Bizarre Fact #20:
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In England, a cigarette is referred to as a fag.


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