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  1. George Washington feared the growing influence of political parties in the US. He thought that it would lead to "the alternate domination" of each party, taking revenge on each other in the form of reactionary political policies, and that it would eventually cause the North and South to split.

  2. The real Johnny Appleseed did plant apples on the American frontier, but that they were mostly used for hard apple cider. Safe drinking water was scarce, and apple cider was a safer alternative to drink.

  3. Two of the founders of the punk band the Germs were classmates at an alternative high school where they were allowed to create their own class. They created a class for themselves called Fruit Eating in which they would go to a market, eat fruit for an hour, then return to school.

  4. Maple syrup was promoted in the 1800s as a slavery-free alternative to cane sugar: "Suffer not your cup to be sweetened by the blood of slaves."

  5. Steve Jobs could have avoided a premature death from cancer by having it properly treated, he refused it for 9 months, believing an alternative-medicine diet would be better. It was one of Steve Jobs' most notable regrets.

  6. Chiropractors are not a type of medical doctor, cannot practice medicine, and Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine like acupuncture.

  7. The Dalai Lama is almost a vegetarian. He alternates. While he advocates vegetarianism, if he is in the company of meat-eaters, he is happy to eat meat. The White House once offered him a vegetarian menu and he declined.

  8. A man holds a Guinness World Record for most completions of Dark Souls using alternative controllers (including a Rock Band drumkit)

  9. The first black-white interracial kiss on American television was on an episode of Star Trek. However, the producers were worried about the show being banned in the South because of it, and tried to shoot alternate versions of the shot. The actors intentionally flubbed those shots.

  10. A wellness blogger who faked brain cancer was fined $410,000 for a scam involving her claims that her cancer was cured through nutrition and alternative therapies.

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Viewers alternating between two major Dutch television events

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Murder rates & ranks using alternative measures for top 30 U.S. cities, 2015

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Coffee is credited with helping to spark the Age of Enlightenment in the 17th and 18th century Europe. Before coffee was introduced to that part of the world, people often drank beer/alcohol throughout the day because it was safer than water. Coffee provided a safe alternative to alcohol.

Sioux City's airport code is SUX. When they tried to change it, the FAA offered them GAY as an alternative, which they declined.

There was a comic book series chronicling an alternate Superman timeline where he lands in the Soviet Union instead of the United States.

Civilian Public Service (CPS), a US government program that provided conscientious objectors with an alternative to military service during World War II. CPS draftees fought forest fires, helped reform an abusive mental health system, and even acted as test subjects in medical experiments.

Chiropractic is actually a form of "alternative medicine", where studies have not found evidence that chiropractic manipulation is effective and collectively found that spinal manipulation was ineffective at treating any condition.

Steve Jobs had the only form of pancreatic cancer that was treatable and curable, but relied heavily on alternative medication, which largely attributed to his death.

A California medical school just got $200 million to invest in 'energy healing,' 'mineral infusions' and other alternative medicines

There are a class of people in Japan referred to as Cyber Homeless who live at cyber cafes because they are a cheaper alternative than an apartment. The cafes offer free showers and sell underwear.

LEGO Is Investing Millions To Ditch Their Oil-Based Plastics In Search Of Environmentally Friendly Alternative

Early coffee shops in England were frequented by students, philosophers, and other intellectuals who engaged in reasoned debate on the latest issues of the day. The shops charge a penny for admission, and were dubbed 'Penny Universities' for the alternative form of education they offered

There is a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous known as SMART recovery that is based more on Contemporary therapeutic techniques. - fact check

In 1927 PEZ dispensers, known as "regulars," were similar in shape to a cigarette lighter and dispensed an adult breath mint marketed as an alternative to smoking.

The astronauts aboard Apollo 11 couldn't afford the life insurance policy for an astronaut, so they hatched an alternate plan. Prior to their mission, the three signed hundreds of autographs while under quarantine for their families to sell if anything were to happen to them.

Tim Duncan grew up in the US Virgin Islands where he was gearing up for the 1992 Olympics as a competitive swimmer until Hurricane Hugo destroyed the island's only Olympic-sized pool. The only alternative was to swim in the ocean, and Duncan was afraid of sharks, so he turned to basketball.

The alternative history novel "The Man in the High Castle" features a "novel within a novel". While the actual book is about Nazis winning WWII, the in-book novel is about an alternate universe in which the Nazis lose the war.

Superman: Red Son, an alternate universe where Superman landed in the Soviet Union instead of America. He is described as a "Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin"

For the past 4 election cycles a man named Vermin Supreme has campaigned on a platform of time travel, zombie based alternative energy, mandatory tooth brushing laws, and a free pony for every American.

In the alternate ending of The Lion King, Scar defeats Simba by throwing him off Pride Rock to his apparent death. A fire then consumes Scar who stands there, laughing manically, while he burns to death. It was deemed "too dark" for a Disney film.

Saloop, a drink of ground orchid tubers, was a popular 18th century alternative to coffee or tea until it became rumoured to cure venereal disease. After that drinking it in public became shameful.

A secret society called Cicada 3301, that has on six occasions posted puzzles and alternate reality games (some lasting years) in an attempt to recruit code breakers from the public.

Patrick Stewart's son, Daniel, plays Picard's son in The Inner Light, in his alternative life on Kataan. - fact check

Humans used crop rotation 8,000 years ago. As far back as 6000 BC, farmers alternated planting crops each year. They did not understand the chemistry, but knew that doing so kept the soil healthy for good harvests.

There is a Breaking Bad alternate ending of the series finale on the last season DVD. It involves Bryan Cranston playing the role of his Malcolm in the Middle character Hal waking up from a nightmare which happens to be the events of Breaking Bad.

Burning incense sticks causes lung irritation and can lead to mutations in bacterial cultures. Despite not being on par with cigarette smoke, incense smoke is much worse than other scented alternatives.

The first ever 3D movie was The Power Of Love, a silent film released in 1922. It was also the first film to have an alternative ending, and the viewer could choose between the happy and sad endings (both shot in 2D) by closing one eye or the other.

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2018 Olympic Performance - An Alternate View

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Positions Taken in the NFL Draft 1936-2018 (alternate design)