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Bizarre Fact #141:
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Marvin Hamlisch became the youngest pupil ever at the Julliard School of Music - at age 7.

Bizarre Fact #142:
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Mary Todd once dated both Abe Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. She chose Lincoln because he showed more promise, and she was right - he was good at everything but ducking.

Bizarre Fact #143:
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Meg Ryan turned down plum lead parts in the films "Steel Magnolias," "Pretty Woman," and "Silence of the Lambs." A few years after her rejection of "Silence of the Lambs," which earned Jodie Foster a Best Actress Oscar, Ryan disclosed to Barbara Walters in a television interview that she had felt the role "was dangerous and a little ugly. I felt it was too dark - for me."

Bizarre Fact #144:
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Michael Jackson was black. :)

Bizarre Fact #145:
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Mickey Mouse was the first non-human to win an Oscar.

Bizarre Fact #146:
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Money man Cornelius Vanderbilt was an insomniac and a believer in the occult. He was not able to fall asleep unless each leg of his bed was planted in a dished filled with salt. He felt this kept out the evil spirits. It also kept out the snails, ants, and anyone with high blood pressure.

Bizarre Fact #147:
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More than 100 descendants of Johann Sebastian Bach have been cathedral organists.

Bizarre Fact #148:
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Mother Teresa, who devoted her life to the poor in India, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Bizarre Fact #149:
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Mystery writer Agatha Christie acquired her extensive knowledge of poisons while working in a hospital dispensary during World War I.

Bizarre Fact #150:
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Napoleon was terrified of cats.

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