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  1. Chadwick Boseman was accepted into a prestigious summer theater program at Oxford University, but couldn't afford to go. He secured funding through a private benefactor, who turned out to be Denzel Washington. Over 20 yrs later Chadwick thanked him in person at the premiere of "Black Panther."

  2. An Italian schoolboy who was selling snacks on campus at a lower price than the cafeteria was suspended for 10 days. He also received a prestigious scholarship from an institute that said the boy's initiative should be "encouraged, not persecuted".

  3. There's a prestigious college to train nannies for the rich and famous. Norland College is "nearly impossible" to get into, and the current nanny for Prince George and Princess Charlotte was trained there.

  4. MIT, often cited as one of the world’s most prestigious universities, puts almost all of its course materials online for anyone to access for free.

  5. Michelin - a company which awards prestigious star ratings to restaurants - go to extraordinary lengths to maintain the anonymity of their restaurant inspectors, even advising them not to tell their parents about their line of work.

  6. Terry Crews received a scholarship to attend the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, a prestigious art school. His first job in entertainment was drawing courtroom sketches for the worst murder case in Flint, Michigan history. The murder who had killed six people was also named Terry.

  7. Yasuke, a 16th century African who traveled to Japan as a slave, caused such a sensation that a powerful warlord wished to see him. He thought his black skin was paint and ordered it to be scrubbed. However, they became friends and Yasuke was later given the prestigious rank of Samurai.

  8. Originally it was suggested the scroll on the Victoria Cross, Britain's most prestigious military award, should bear the legend ‘FOR THE BRAVE’ but Queen Victoria herself changed this to 'FOR VALOUR' as the former implied that not all Soldiers were brave.

  9. The Mercedes Unimog has won the truck class of the prestigious Dakar Rally several times, often by accident as a support for cars and motorbikes

  10. The prestigious Michelin Star, an award that the worlds best chefs work their lives to attain, is awarded by Michelin Tires. For over 100 years, it's all been part of an advertising campaign to sell tires.

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A prestigious high school in California had to be told, in 2014, that serving fried chicken, corn bread, and watermelon in recognition of Black History Month might not be a good idea.

Bear, a Canadian bestiality novel, won a prestigious literary award and was a bestseller

In the 16th century, prestigious mathematics professorships could be "won" by defeating the current professor in a public algebra competition

Natalie Portman is a published researcher in Psychology. Her first scientific paper was co-authored while still in high school. It was entered into the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search and made it all the way to the semi-finals.

In 2004, a group of 9 prestigious doctors called for sharply lowering the desired levels of “bad” cholesterol, but it was soon revealed that eight of nine members of the panel writing the recommendations had financial ties to the makers of cholesterol-lowering drugs

Men and women have about the same level of intelligence, but a different distribution. Men have a higher standard deviation, so are spread out on the bell curve. This could possibly explain men's higher representation in science, leadership, and prestigious roles.

Penn and Teller have been refused membership in The Magic Circle, the most prestigious group of magicians in the world, despite the Circle having asked them to donate items to their museum and write opinion pieces for their newsletter.

The NBC page program is extremely prestigious and even more competitive than Ivy League admissions. Many pages go on to have successful careers in the entertainment industry and notable former pages include Regis Philbin, Michael Eisner and Aubrey Plaza.

The prestigious Michelin Guide for restaurants is put out by Michelin the tire company and was started in 1889 (current Star system added in 1920s) to promote the travel of motorists leading to more tire sales

The 7 star hotel (Burj Al-Arab) in Dubai has rooms costing 12,000$ a night and comes with 1 of the hotels 16 white Rolls Royces and even your own personal man servant. The hotel is so prestigious that it will never turn a profit.

A romance novel about a woman who fucks a bear won one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards

Australian sheepdog named "Coil" won the prestigious 1898 Sydney Trials with a perfect score using only 3 legs after breaking one of his forelegs the previous night.

David Foster Wallace's work has appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, The Paris Review, Esquire, Harper's Magazine, and Mid-American Review, among many other prestigious periodicals.

Two prestigious awards were named after him several years before his death, and his likeness appeared on an Austrian banknote for almost fifteen years.

In 1912 she was enrolled in the prestigious and private Rayson School.

He received advanced degrees and habilitation (level after Ph.D. degree) from several prestigious university programs and assisted some of the foremost scientists in his field.

After attending a prestigious school for girls that focused on serious academics rather than the usual liberal arts and homemaking curriculum, she went on to writer her first published piece of research at the age of fifteen.

On June 13, 1906 he won the prestigious Philosophy Faculty Prize for his paper on stability equations.

A "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episode won a Hugo Award, a prestigious award for the best science fiction or fantasy works.

Salk did his medical residency at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital where he was a very skilled clinician and surgeon.

John Snow College at Durham University - one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UK, just south of the historic Hadrian's Wall which was built to keep the wild eyed and pale Scottish armies out of Roman England

Queen mates with several males and produces offspring couple of times per year. When she dies, remaining females fight (to death) for this prestigious position.

While he still worked with dirigibles, Santos-Dumont won a number of prestigious competitions but also fell victim to sabotage in several competitions as well

The (unofficial) mascot of the prestigious Ivy League Dartmouth College is Keggy the Keg, an anthropomorphic beer keg

In 2007 he was awarded the prestigious Feynman Prize from Caltech.