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  1. When world champion boxer Joe Louis voluntarily joined the U.S. Army in 1942 he was asked about his decision to enter the (then) racially segregated organisation, he replied: "Lots of things wrong with America, but Hitler ain't going to fix them."

  2. While filming ”The Wire”, Andre Royo, who played Bubbles, a drug addict, was approached by a Baltimore resident who handed him a package of heroin and said he looked like he needed a fix. Royo calls this his "street Oscar."

  3. A British man who needed to fix a typo on a plane ticket found it was cheaper to change his name & get a new passport than pay the airline's name-change fee - so he did it

  4. Spain’s S-80 submarine program designed subs that were 70 tonnes too heavy, and likely sink when submerged. Cost overruns to fix it are expected to reach $9 billion. The problem was traced back to an engineer misplacing a decimal point, and had been called the most expensive math error ever.

  5. Steam was originally created so Valve didn't have to keep shutting off Counter-Strike servers to fix issues with the game.

  6. Purdue sales reps were taught to sell Oxycontin as less addictive than competitors, and addiction symptoms whilst on the pill was "psuedoaddiction" and to tell doctors that the fix for these symptoms was to push higher dosage pills to cure this.

  7. An anonymous Brit drew penises around potholes in Manchester to force authorities to stop delaying fixing them. It worked

  8. The International Fixed Calendar which has 13 months with 28 days each. Making every month perfectly divisible into 4 weeks and always starting on a Sunday and ending on a Saturday.

  9. After an MIT student discovered a security flaw in Bostons subway fare collection system. Instead of fixing the problem the city sued the student and newspapers who reported it, then tried to have a Judge hold the student in contempt of court if he publicly spoke about the security flaw.

  10. When cardinals failed to elect a pope for 2 years, a hermit warned them of divine vengeance. Cardinals elected him as Pope Celestine V. He refused and tried to flee, and after being persuaded, he wrote two decrees: for fixing the papal elections and for allowing him to resign. Then resigned

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Historically recognised planets (fixed again, and with pretty symbols)

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A college student aligned his teeth successfully by 3D printing his own clear braces for less than $60; he'd built his own 3D home printer but fixed his teeth over months with 12 trays he made on his college's more precise 3D printer.

The word "dashboard" originated as a barrier of wood or leather fixed at the front of a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh to protect the driver from mud or other debris "dashed up" (thrown up) by the horses' hooves.

A Woman only got her internet fixed after complaining to the CEO of Comcast's mother

Death sentence with reprieve, a punishment in which the criminal is given a two year suspended sentence before execution. By abstaining from additional crimes during the two years, the criminal can reduce the sentence to life imprisonment, or, by committing good deeds, a fixed-term sentence.

In 1968 the Ford Motor Co. set the value of a life at $200,000. When performing a risk/benefit analysis deciding if fixing a major fuel tank issue was worth paying $11 per car ($137M), or instead paying 200k per death (Est $50M). They didn't fix it, Which nearly ended up costing $145M in court.

A college student aligned his teeth successfully by 3D printing his own clear braces for less than $60; he'd built his own 3D home printer but fixed his teeth over months with 12 trays he made on his college's more precise 3D printer.

Scientists once had a favorite curb in Hayward, CA. They studied the curb because it lay on the Hayward fault line & was being pulled apart each year. This evidence of Earth’s shifting plates was observed from the 1970s till 2016 when the city decided to fix the sidewalk & unknowingly ruined it

There’s an Australian street artist named “Wanksy” who draws large penises on potholes in order to convince the city council to fix them.

About a protest in a village in Turkey. The women were fed up with walking to get water, so they withheld sex from their husbands until they fixed the water line. They got what they wanted in one month.

Actor Andre Royo's portrayal of the heroin addicted character "Bubbles" from The Wire was so good, that an actual Baltimore citizen gave Royo a vial of heroin on the streets in between shoots, saying, "you need a fix more than I do." Royo calls it his "Street Oscar."

George R. R. Martin, writer of ASOIAF (Game of Thrones) refered to Breaking Bad as ''Amazing'' and noted that "Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros", then said it has influenced him to make an even worse character in future books to "fix this". - fact check

In Denmark there are facilities called "fix rooms" letting addicts inject certain type of drugs under supervision.

John Spinello, the inventor of the game 'Operation' sold it for $500 USD in 1964 to a toy inventor. It has since made more than $40 million in sales for the Milton Bradley Company. In 2014, he had to crowdfund to afford a $25,000 operation to fix his teeth.

James Cameron received a 'snarky' email from Neil DeGrasse Tyson regarding star placement in the movie Titanic. He complained they wouldn't have been the same ones as in 1912. James Cameron agreed to fix it.

Steve Buscemi adamantly refuses to have his famously misaligned teeth fixed and claims he won't work again if they are altered.

At one time Pillsbury bought Burger King with the intention of fixing everything that was wrong with the then declining franchise. To turn things around they hired a McDonald's executive and when his changes were implemented BK took off like a rocket.

Nepal Airlines has the worst safety record in the world, and has sacrificed goats in order to fix technical problems.

Research suggests playing Tetris can give a “quick and manageable" fix for people struggling to stick to diets, or quit smoking or drinking.

The Warty Comb Jelly does not have an anus in a fixed location on its body. Instead an anus develops when the jelly needs to defecate and disappears when it’s done.

A woman named Hien Tran was laying in intensive care after a car accident and investigators were searching for clues due to apparent stab wounds in her neck. A week after she died, a letter arrived from Honda urging her to get her red Accord fixed, because of faulty airbags that could explode

In 1854, during the Crimean war, the British hospital in Constantinople was extremely unhygienic. Patients lay in their own excrement, and rodents and bugs scurried past them. More soldiers died of disease than injury. Florence Nightingale fixed this by getting patients to clean the hospital. - fact check

An 11 year old girl survived four days on a 2ft by 5ft raft after her family was murdered and the boat she was on sank. She went years without knowing for sure who killed them. [fixed]

Carrie Fisher was a script doctor (uncredited writer brought in to fix a movie) on Hook, Sister Act, Lethal Weapon 3, The Wedding Singer, and all 3 of the Star Wars prequels

Andre Royo (the actor who plays Bubbles in The Wire) was so convincing at playing a drug addict that during on-location filming he was once given a small package of heroin by a local resident, who said to Royo "Man, you need a fix more than I do."

Japan is moving an entire 400-year-old castle 230 feet away to fix its foundations. They'll move it back in 2021.

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FIXED** Parts of the US that experience the greatest and least temperature changes between Summer and Winter

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I made a chart to display my trash/recyclables pick up rates over the last week while walking or biking around my town. Tell me what you think! cross post from r/detrashed [Fixed t