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TIL in 1986, ’60 Minutes’ ran a scathing exposé on the Audi 5000, alleging it could wildly accelerate on its own. However, their on-air demonstration used a rigged car to show falsified results. Gov’t tests later vindicated Audi but their sales had already plummeted. ’60 Minutes’ never apologized.

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TIL in 1986, ’60 Minutes’ ran a scathing exposé on the Audi 5000, alleging it could wildly accelerate on its own. However, their on-air demonstration used a rigged car to show falsified results. Gov’t tests later vindicated Audi but their

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TIL Marlon Brando was in an acting class that was told to act like chickens and that a nuclear bomb was about to fall on them. Most of the class clucked wildly, but Brando sat calmly and pretended to lay an egg. When Stella Adler asked why he said, “I’m a chicken, What do I know about bombs?”

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TIL Marlon Brando was in an acting class that was told to act like chickens and that a nuclear bomb was about to fall on them. Most of the class clucked wildly, but Brando sat calmly and pretended to lay

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Why are Roman names for Greek gods so wildly different?

Why are Roman names for Greek gods so wildly different? Zeus-Jupiter. Hera-Juno. Aphrodite-Venus. Dionysus-Bacchus. Etc. As I understand it, Roman culture appropriated Greek myth. Why wouldn't they just adapt the names to Latin? Like Heracles-Hercules and Persephone-Proserpina, which are two

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