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  1. A plane carrying 6,000 pounds of pot crashed in Yosemite National Park. Climbers in Yosemite Valley heard news of the crash and sparked a miniature gold rush with up to 20 people searching the frozen crash site. Much of the weed was salvaged, smoked, or sold before park rangers caught on.

  2. In 1828, a painter named Sarah Goodridge painted a miniature portrait of her own breasts and sent it to a man in what is probably one of the earliest cases of someone sending nudes.

  3. Eight-year-old Gabi Mann of Seattle, Washington receives gifts from crows in her garden. She feeds the crows regularly and little "treasures" are given in return including a miniature silver ball, a black button, a blue paper clip, a yellow bead, a blue Lego piece, and a pearl colored heart.

  4. There is a thing called "Keeping up with the Kattarshians" which is a popular show in Iceland that shows a 24/hr live feed of cats inside a miniature house

  5. Miniature Australian Shepherds have such a strong herding tendency that they'll try to herd little children

  6. When Shigeru Miyamoto was a child, he didn't have any toys or TV so he would spend his time roaming the countryside unsupervised. One day, he found a deep dark hole. He grabbed a lantern and discovered a miniature cave system. This experience formed the spiritual basis of The Legend of Zelda

  7. A billionaire is plotting to propel thousands of miniature satellites at 20% the speed of light by aiming minutes-long 100-gigawatt laser pulses at light sails as early as the 2040s, to arrive at Proxima B (the nearest Earthlike planet in the Goldilocks Zone of Alpha Centauri) by the 2060s

  8. Blind people can get issued a guide horse. Miniature horses are used instead of guide dogs if the person is for example afraid of, or allergic to, dogs.

  9. "Bonsai" is not a specific type of tree, but the Japanese art form of making trees look miniature.

  10. Blind people can get a miniature guide horse if they don't want a guide dog or are allergic to dogs.

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Hundreds of Dodge Chargers were destroyed during filming of "The Dukes of Hazard". This created such a shortage of available cars that by the final season they had to resort to using a radio controlled miniature.

The American artist Sarah Goodridge painted a miniature self-portrait of her breasts which she gave to her lover Daniel Webster in 1828.

There's a domestic cat breed called the Pixie-bob that looks like a miniature Bobcat, and has a personality/behavior that's often described as being dog-like.

There’s an island in Australia full of miniature kangaroos called ‘quokkas’

The Toyger, a cat bred to look like a miniature tiger.

The first US President's dog to received regular coverage from the press was President Harding's "Laddie Boy." That's because of Harding's doting of him as the dog had his own seat in cabinet meetings. Harding even had miniature statues of him made that he handed out as gifts.

John Clem became the youngest sergeant in US history when he was 12, shot a confederate colonel with a miniature musket after he demanded his surrender, and was the last civil war veteran on active duty in 1915.

Miniatur Wunderland, the largest, most complex and most expensive model train set in the world.

For the 1981 movie Escape from New York, the futuristic “computer graphics” shots of three-dimensional wireframe animations was made using handmade miniature models. Real computer graphics would have been far more expensive.

Kim Jong-il kidnapped a South Korean director to help advance the North Korean film industry, granting all his requests. When he asked Kim for a miniature train to blow up for a finale, Kim instead sent him a real, full-sized train, filled to the brim with explosives.

Some fleas in a Flea Circus were glued to a base of a circus enclosure. Miniature musical instruments were then glued to the flea performers and the enclosure was heated. The fleas fought to escape, giving the impression of fleas playing instruments. - fact check

About Preformationism, which was a popular belief until the 19th century that sperm contained miniature humans called humonculi. Supposedly, the womb was the perfect environment for the humonculi to grow into full-size humans, explaining how babies were born.

After the Bastille was stormed and demolished, some of its stones were carved into miniature versions of itself.

There is a water filled cave in Nevada that experiences "miniature tsunamis" in response to earthquakes as distant as Japan.

Some redwood trees are so big that miniature forests grow on their upper branches.

Magic the Miniature Therapy horse, who routinely visited hospital patients needing comfort. She visited one patient who had not spoken for three years; Upon seeing the horse, she said 'Isn't she beautiful?' It caused the staff to break out in tears

About The World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things - a traveling roadside attraction filled with miniature replicas of other roadside attractions.

During the beginning of the cold war the USSR penetrated the Los Alamos nuclear lab in USA and stole sensitive info. At the end of the cold war China penetrated the same lab and stole info of the most advanced miniaturized US nuke and replicated it and improved it.

Nickelodeon is not a made up word. Rather, it is the name of a miniature, nickel-operated theater popular in the early 1900s.

A carpenter in Latvia made a "Rabbit Village" with more than 65 breeds of rabbits and 30+ miniature houses done in the traditional Latvian style.

Chonosuke Okamura, a Japanese Paleontologist from the 70s and 80s, gained infamy as a pseudoscientist in his field for misidentifying tiny rocks to be miniature sized animal fossils. He won an Ig Nobel prize after claiming humans once used to be ~3.5mm in height, on average - fact check

Snowdonia National Park has many features for visitors including the Glasfryn Parc Activity and Adventure Center, Greenwood Forest Park, King Arthur's Labyrinth, Fairbourne Miniature Railway, Anglesey Boat Trips, National White Water Center, Snowdonia Walking and Climbing, and Electric Mountain.

Fruit of white snakeroot is miniature, seed-like achene covered with white bristles. Seed is black in color.

Basil develops miniature flowers that appear in spikes on top of a plant. They can be white, pinkish or mauve in color.

Dog-faced water snake gives birth to 8 to 26 live babies (viviparous animal), after pregnancy of 4 to 7 months. Babies look like miniature version of adult snakes.