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  1. A riddle from 1688 goes. "If a man born blind can feel the differences between shapes such as spheres and cubes, could he, if given the ability, distinguish those objects by sight alone?" In 2003 the riddle was solved when five people had their sight restored though surgery. They could not.

  2. George H.W. Bush ordered emergency airlifts of food and supplies to Somalia in 1992.“Operation Restore Hope,” to help the starving country by protecting food shipments from the warlords. By helping to end the famine, American forces saved around 100,000 lives

  3. An intricate, 300 year-old map of the world was discovered wedged into a chimney in Aberdeen to stop a draft. It was delivered to the National Library in Scotland for painstaking restoration.

  4. About Team Negative One. A group of Star Wars fans that scanned their own 35mm negatives and digitally restored the movie to it's pre-Special Edition glory.

  5. A philosophy riddle from 1688 was recently solved. If a man born blind can feel the differences between shapes such as spheres and cubes, could he, if given the ability, distinguish those objects by sight alone? In 2003 five people had their vision restored though surgery, and no, they couldn't.

  6. The woman responsible for the botched "potato Jesus" restoration receives 49% of all of the church's souvenir sales featuring the image.

  7. In the 1990s, the Galapagos Conservancy launched Project Isabela, an all out war against 250,000 goats in the Galapagos Islands to save the dwindling population of Galapagos tortoises, and involved snipers picking goats off from helicopters. It ended up restoring the population of the tortoises.

  8. Scientists accidentally discovered that grazing animals prevent grasslands from becoming desert after they killed thousands of elephants to try and conserve remaining grasslands, yet it actually made desertification worse. When they increased the number of grazing animals it restored the land.

  9. In 1651, when king Charles II was forced into exile by Oliver Cromwell, the king was aided in his escape to France by the Pendrill family. After the restoration of the crown in 1660, the king rewarded them, and a yearly pension is still paid to the descendants of the Pendrill family to this day.

  10. Dr. Patricia Bath restored sight to millions of people suffering from cataracts thanks to her invention of the the Laserphaco Probe. Among her multiple firsts - first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent.

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The *Ecce Homo* painting which was turned into the "Potato Jesus" meme after a failed restoration has increased tourism in that area, and the funds go towards the church owned nursing home and the "art restorer's" son who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Special care was taken while restoring Shakespeare's grave to ensure that his bones remained untouched as the epitaph on his tombstone reads: "Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear, to dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, and cursed be he that moves my bones."

As the brain gets used to alcohol, it attempts to restore itself to a normal state in the presence of alcohol. If the influence of alcohol is suddenly removed, the brain has to readjust once again, leading to “the shakes” or increased anxiety.

A philosophy riddle from 1688 was recently solved. If a man born blind can feel the differences between shapes such as spheres and cubes, could he, if given the ability, distinguish those objects by sight alone? In 2003 five people had their sight restored though surgery, and, no they could not.

A group of "illegal restorers" broke into the Paris Panthéon, set up a secret workshop, and repaired the monument's broken clock.

Anybody, dead or alive, travelling into France requires a passport. In 1974, The Egyptian government had to issue a passport to Pharaoh, Ramesses II to transport his body to France for restoration. Eerily, his body also received full military honours when it arrived at the Paris airport.

In her 85 years of life, Napoleon Bonaparte's mother (1750-1836) lived long enough to see the collapse of the French monarchy, the French Revolution, the crowning of her son as Emperor, his death, the collapse of his empire, and the restoration of the monarchy.

The Great Sphinx of Giza is so old that its first restoration dates to 1400 BC, when it was already a thousand years old

Visitors to the Sistine Chapel are barred from taking any photos of the frescoes painted by Michelangelo. This is due to a Japanese company owning the copyright to all of the images within the building, which they won via an auction held to help pay for the paintings' restoration.

Leonardo Dicaprio bought an island in Belize 10 years ago and built the world's first eco-restorative resort that "restores" the island's over-fished waters, coastline and forest

A dozen years after Hurricane Katrina, Amtrak has still hasn't restored coast-to-coast service in the South despite the rails being up and running.

The co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous wanted to include the use of LSD in the 12-step program, saying that it helped the user find "a power greater than ourselves" that "could restore us to sanity"

Explorers on Greenland found a P-38 aircraft used during WWII buried under 264 ft of ice. They dug it out and restored it to flying condition.

A Nepalese doctor has restored the sight of over 100,000 often poverty-stricken people in the last thirty years across Asia and Africa using a 5 minute procedure and an inexpensive artificial lens

About David Bamberger, a former fried chicken tycoon turned rancher that bought and restored 5,500 acres of the most badly damaged, overgrazed land in all of Texas, restored it completely and transformed it into a showpiece for environmental restoration.

A marine scientist accidentally invented a way to make corrals grow 25-40 times faster, making large scale reef restoration a possibility

Doctors were able to restore a blind man's vision with a surgery involving bionic eyes. He had been blind for 40 years.

Einstein thought highly of Lenin, saying: "I honor Lenin as a man who completely sacrificed himself and devoted all his energy to the realization of social justice. I do not consider his methods practical, but one thing is certain: men of his type are the guardians and restorers of humanity."

The inventor of the Rubik's Cube didn't realize he'd built a puzzle until he scrambled it the first time and tried to restore it

In 1893 the Queen of Hawaii attempted to restore power to the crown and the native Hawaiians, with the support of more than two-thirds of registered voters. She was immediately overthrown by American businessmen and Hawaii soon became part of the United States.

The Great Wall of China was built using sticky rice, creating a super-strong mortar that remains the best available material for restoring ancient buildings to this day.

The original 'Mind the Gap' recording used on the London Underground was restored at Embankment station last year because the actor's widow was comforted to hear her husband's voice again.

In 1911, 2 teenage boys with no money, no formal education or training, and no flying skills successfully fabricated, built, and flew a Bleriot aircraft. The aircraft was restored and flew again in 2012.

When the mummy of Pharaoh Ramesses II needed to be moved to Paris for restoration, it was issued an Egyptian passport that listed his occupation as "King (deceased)". The mummy was received with the full military honours usually accorded to royalty.

Crying when you are happy is your body's way of neutralizing your emotions so you don't become overwhelmed with feelings. Responding to positive emotions with negative reactions (or vise versa) helps restore your emotional equilibrium.