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  1. President Diouf began an anti-AIDS program in Senegal, before the virus was able to take off. He used media and schools to promote safe-sex messages and required prostitutes to be registered. While AIDS was decimating much of Africa, the infection rate for Senegal stayed below 2 percent

  2. 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."

  3. Pat Sajak and Vanna White work only 36 days per year. They work 4 days per month for 9 months, filming six episodes of Wheel of Fortune from 12 noon to 6pm. It amounts to a full year’s worth of programming for ABC.

  4. The city of Houston, Texas has a program where they train citizens to write tickets for handicap parking violations. After taking a course in proper procedure, you are given the authority to ticket anyone you see parked in a handicap spot without a placard.

  5. There is a prequel to "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" known as "Halloween is Grinch Night", which won the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program in 1977.

  6. In 2008 and at the age of 45, Flea, bass player of the multiplatinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, enrolled as a freshman at University of Southern California's music program to learn the academic side of music.

  7. In 1986, nurse Sandra Clarke could not stay with a patient who asked her to stay. When she returned, the patient had died alone. In 2001, she was key in starting No One Dies Alone, a program where volunteers sit with terminal patients who have no one else. The program is now world-wide.

  8. If you own a Rolls Royce, you can send your chauffeur to the Rolls Royce headquarters in Goodwood, England to be trained to drive a Rolls Royce under the "White Glove" driver training program

  9. 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.

  10. Elmo from Sesame Street is the only puppet or non-human to testify before Congress in 2002, advocating for increased funding for music programs.

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Programming language popularity over the course of a day

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Gender ratios of different programs at a Canadian university

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Stephen Hawking refuses to upgrade his voice program to a more natural sound because he considers it to be "his own personal voice"

In 2009, a 14-year-old boy showed up at a Chicago police station in uniform and worked 5 hours of a shift. He allegedly got a police radio, ticket book and rode with an officer for several hours before his identity was realised. He knew procedure due to a "police explorer" program he’d gone to.

In 2005, Sony used music CDs to illegally install a rootkit virus on 22 million computers; and when caught, they released an uninstaller that failed to remove the rootkit, installed further programs and illegally collected user information

Dennis H. Klatt, a computer scientist who programmed Stephen Hawking's voice box. He tirelessly worked on the code while undergoing treatment for cancer, which eventually took his own voice, and his life. Hawking never changed his voice program, saying, "My friend Dennis' voice is my voice"

Brian May's dad helped him build his famous guitar, but was upset when Brian abandoned his PhD program to join Queen. Brian went on to write "We Will Rock You", "Fat Bottomed Girls"—and eventually "A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud", the thesis he finished 36 years later.

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is an Ex-Marine and founder of Arts in the Armed Forces. The AITAF provide high-quality theater programming for active duty service members, veterans and their families.

In 2006, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia launched a $1.2 million program to retrain prostitutes as nursing-home caregivers. A supporter explained they had “good people skills, aren't easily disgusted, and have zero fear of physical contact.”

"After School Satan", an after school program run in public schools across the US by The Satanic Temple, which emphasizes a scientific and rationalist, non-superstitious world view.

Blackpanthers planned a free breakfast program for children but the Chicago cops broke into the church they were holding it in the night before and Urinated on all the food. Regardless of the delay the program continued and fed tens of thousands of hungry kids over the span of many years.

James Franco went back to college after filming Spider-Man 3. After taking 62 credits per quarter, he graduated from UCLA in 2 years; he then went on to attend Brooklyn College's, Columbia University's, and NYU's MFA programs. Afterwards he attended Yale to get his Ph.D in English.

As part of a program for improving community relations in the UK, The Avon and Somerset police department hired a race relations advisor to educate cops on race issues. He was later tased by officers after they mistook him for a wanted man.

The MissingNo glitch in the Pokemon games was studied by sociologists due to its effect. 'The child's outlook towards the game was altered drastically. The presence of such elements broke the illusion of the game as an enclosed world and reminded them that "at heart, it's a computer program".'

Navajo was once in danger of losing a lot of speakers, but the Navajo nation set up programs to teach the language as well as many bilingual schools. Now there are even institutes, community colleges, and technical universities with classes in the Navajo language

In 2017, Offspring’s Dexter Holland Finished a Ph.D program in molecular biology. Publishing a 175-page dissertation on the molecular dynamics of HIV and general virus/host interactions.

A computer algorithm created by Stanford University can identify a human's sexuality based on photographs. If shown five images of any guy, it can predict if he is gay with a 91% accuracy. The “gaydar” program has not been made public.

Shakuntala Devi, also known as the human computer, gave the 23rd root of a 201 digit number in 50 seconds. The answer(546,372,891) was verified at the US Bureau of Standards by the UNIVAC 1101 computer, for which a special program had to be written to perform such a large calculation.

About how BBC once convinced people Spaghetti grew on trees. In 1957,BBC broadcast a 3min program about Switzerland farms growing Spaghetti trees. The farmers harvested them and put in the sun to dry them.The presenter explained Spaghetti always grows to the same length. People believed it.

Korean Broadcasting Law prevents commercials to be run mid-show. Rather than having multiple short commercial break to be run throughout the course of a program, the entirety of the show is played continuously and is followed by a longer commercial break period.

When Queen Elizabeth II dies, the BBC will cancel all comedy programming for 12 days

The CALM Act, which forbids TV ads to be louder than programs they accompany, was proposed when a loud commercial interrupted a congresswoman's dinner. When she complained to her brother-in-law about it, he replied "Well, you’re the congresswoman. Why don’t you do something about it?"

NASA, during the Apollo program, had to rename urinal sleeves in sizes "small, medium, and large" to "large, gigantic, and humongous" because astronauts would only select large (regardless of their size) and the sleeves kept slipping off.

The five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge has a program that sends a crew member to drive people across if they're too afraid to drive themselves. It gets between 1,200 to 1,400 calls every year

Dolly Parton has a program that will mail your child a free age-appropriate book once a month from birth to age 5. No obligation, no catch, she just wants to make sure that every child has books.

There are dozens of treatments more effective than the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which as a religious organization mentions God in 5 of its steps, has its own "bible", and believes that people who fail the program were born incapable of being honest with themselves.

LA libraries started "The Great Read Away" program that allows kids to read books to clear their late fees. In the first six months of the program over 3,500 previously "locked accounts" had been cleared, and now 80% of parents are more likely to let their kids go to the library.

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Visualizing the costs of various government programs in terms of "Border Walls" as a representative unit of government expenditure.