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  1. The Japanese bullet train system is equipped with a network of sensitive seismometers. On March 11, 2011, one of the seismometers detected an 8.9 magnitude earthquake 12 seconds before it hit and sent a stop signal to 33 trains. As a result, only one bullet train derailed that day.

  2. Scientists put slime mold onto a model of a map of Tokyo, with food representing urban centers. After a day, it created a network almost identical to Tokyo’s actual rail network. Human designers created that network to be as efficient as possible; slime mold did the same, but without a brain

  3. There is a specific clause in The Simpsons' contract that the network can't give notes, make cuts or exert creative control over episodes, meaning the producers have free rein to poke fun of FOX itself.

  4. Due to the Taliban dynamiting two famous 4th century giant statues of Buddha for their status as idols, excavators of the site discovered a cave network filled with 5th-9th century artwork and another, previously unknown giant statue of Buddha within

  5. The CIA parachuted hundreds of people into North Korea throughout the 1950s to start resistance networks and, despite never hearing from most of them again, continued to parachute more in until an inquiry in the 1970s questioned the morality of such an initiative.

  6. The X-Files episode "Home" was so twisted, dark, and disturbing that it only aired on Fox once, was banned from re-runs on the network, and disappeared until the show re-aired on cable channel FX.

  7. Americans sought comfort TV after 9/11 and watched so much Food Network that the station had to restructure itself to appeal to a general audience. This led to the creation and subsequent rise of reality cooking shows like Chopped and Iron Chef USA.

  8. FOX network refused to pick up the South Park series, saying the talking poo character (Mr. Hankey) would stain "[their] network." The series was then brought to Comedy Central, and it became the highest rated show that made the network one of the fastest-growing U.S. cable channels at the time.

  9. The US government has given $400 billion to ISPs to build a fiber optic network. The ISPs kept the money and never built the network.

  10. Speedy Gonzales cartoons were banned for a short while by Cartoon Network, due to perceived racial insensitivity. They were brought back the airwaves after fan campaigns, and the Hispanic-American rights organization League of United Latin American Citizens called Speedy a cultural icon.

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After the Taliban blew up two giant 4th-century Buddha statues, a network of caves were discovered which held ancient Buddhist paintings and another giant Buddha statue. This previously undiscovered statue was 62 ft tall, bigger than the two that were destroyed.

The FCC prohibits the phrase "Jesus Christ" from being said on network TV as an exclamation/expletive; you can say "Jesus", you can say "Christ", but you can't say "Jesus Christ" unless he's literally on screen as the man from the Bible. The term "goddamn it" is also banned from U.S. network TV.

A scientist at the University of Florida, USA, grew a "living 'brain'" -- "a network of 25,000 rat brain cells" -- that when "connected to an array of 60 electrodes that can interact with a computer" learned to fly a simulated F-22 stealth fighter jet in a range of weather conditions.

The TV show ’The Office’ had to halt production during the 2007 Writer’s Strike because Steve Carell, who supported the writers, refused to cross picket lines. On the first day of the strike he called in to the network sick, citing “enlarged balls” as the reason.

The Church of Scientology now owns the "Cult Awareness Network" after they sued the originally Cult Awareness Network for calling them a cult

In 2008 Russian hackers managed to infiltrate a computer network that wasn't even connected to the internet. Bugged USB drives were planted in a kiosk outside NATO headquarters in the hope that a NATO employee would happen to buy one and use it on their classified network, which they did.

For years, scientists didn't know what caused mysterious cave networks in South America. In 2010, they learned that the caves were actually tunnels dug by ancient giant sloths.

Queen Elizabeth I had a vast spy network and one of her spies signed his reports with "007." This was later used by Ian Fleming, writer of James Bond.

What was supposed to be Cartoon Network's first original show, Wacky Races Coast to Coast - a racing show that was scrapped after creator Mike Lazzo had a fever dream the night before production was set to begin, in which he imagined the character Space Ghost hosting his own talk show.

"Stranger Things" was rejected by 15 networks before finally being picked up by Netflix

About Juan Pujol Garcia, a spy who single handedly saved thousands of lives during D-Day by using his made-up network of spies to convince the Germans that another attack was going to happen in Calais instead of Normandy. He was also the only person to be decorated by both the Axis and Allies.

Scooby Doo did a parody of The Blair Witch Project that was aired only once on Cartoon Network

Pornhub has a branch of their network called “Pornhub Cares” where they focus on humanitarian efforts. Some of their causes are breast and testicular cancer research, planting trees, and funding student college scholarships.

A Spanish double agent, Juan Pujol Garcia got medals for spying from both Nazi Germany and the British Empire. He ran a fake spy network in London for Germany and recruited 27 fictitious agents all on German dime to provided them with fake intelligence during WW2.

Prison inmates in Ohio made a computer hidden in the ceiling, wich was connected to the prisons network

During initial release of Doom so many people tried to download it at once that it crashed the entire University of Wisconsin's network

The Cult Awareness Network (CAN), once a leading anti-cult hotline, is now owned by the Church of Scientology.

David Bowie ripped into MTV for not embracing black artists in 1983 but Michael Jackson's Thriller likely saved the network.

Over 15 to 20 networks rejected the Duffer Brothers' "Stranger Things" series, saying no one would be interested in a Sci-Fi horror that revolves around kid protagonists. One executive said they need to make it a kids show or have an adult character (Jim Hopper) be the main protagonist instead.

There is now serious scientific study supporting the idea that trees thrive in interconnected communities, as they communicate toward mutual goals. Sharing sunlight, raising young, conserving resources. Mycorrhizal networks of tree roots and fungi may operate in similar manner as a brain.

It took Chinese authorities 7 minutes to locate and apprehend a BBC reporter using a network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology

Half of American adults are in a law enforcement face recognition network. Its use is almost completely unregulated, as most agencies don’t even require suspicion of criminal activity before using the database for identification.

4G LTE isn't actually 4G. It stands for 'Long Term Evolution', and was invented so that companies can market their networks as 4G without meeting its specifications. Actual 4G speeds are 100 Mb/s for moving devices (in a train/car) and 1 Gb/s for stationary devices.

Food Network's 'Chopped' was originally supposed to be set in a mansion with the host being a butler. The butler was also to be holding a Chihuahua and when a chef was chopped, the losing dish was fed to the Chihuahua.

Stranger Things was rejected 15 to 20 times by various networks before it was picked up by Netflix. Network execs had balked at the idea that the show featured four kids as the lead.

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