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  1. A Navajo blanket was appraised on PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow” for $500,000. After seeing the broadcast, a disabled man realized he had a similar blanket which had been sitting in his closet for 7 years. He took it to an auctioneer and its final bid was $1.5 million.

  2. Both humans and domestic dogs elicit a dramatic increase of oxytocin, the bonding hormone, from the other when staring into each other's eyes. Similar to a human mother and her infant.

  3. Margrethe II, the queen of Denmark, felt compelled to draw illustrations for The Lord of the Rings in the 70s and sent them to Tolkien himself. He noted her style was quite similar to his own. Her drawings were used as a basis for the illustrations in the Danish translation of the books.

  4. The Emperor's New Groove was originally intended to be a musical epic similar to the Lion King titled Kingdom of the Sun, but after bad test screenings, the poor box office performance of Pocahontas, and creative differences between the directors, it was made into a light comedy

  5. South Koreans have grown 3 inches taller than their North Koreans counterparts. They are genetically the same and have been living similar lives till divide in the last century. The nutritional difference of only 50/60 years has caused this difference.

  6. The canonical reason for most of the alien races to be humanoid in Star Trek is an ancient humanoid species seeding the oceans of many worlds with DNA codes 4.5 billion years before the start of the series, directing the evolution of life towards a physical pattern similar to their own.

  7. IPhones bought in Japan (and seemingly also South Korea) cannot be muted when using the camera, to avoid creeps taking covert photos and similar

  8. The United States spent more than $2 billion digging 24km of tunnels in Texas for a particle accelerator similar in scope to CERN, only to abandon the project.

  9. Jeff Bezos' wealth is so massive that to him, spending $88,000 is similar to an average American spending $1.

  10. The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" triggers brain activity patterns that are similar to those seen when someone is dreaming

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European countries replaced by non-european land masses of similar size

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Lexical Similarity of selected Romance, Germanic, and Slavic languages

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Thor Christiansen, a Serial Killer who was only caught because his fifth would-be victim survived a shot to the head. She recognised him months later in a bar and reported him to police. Law enforcement then linked him with four other then-unsolved murders that had a similar MO.

The Bikini Atoll’s flag is similar to the USA flag, but with black stars representing islands destroyed by nuclear testing, to serve as a reminder of the debt the US still owes them for nuclear fallout and radiation poisoning.

In 1947, the US War Department released a short film about how racist and bigoted demagogy allowed the Nazis to rise to power in Germany, and warns Americans not to fall for similar demagogy propagated by American racists and bigots.

Monster and similar companies make cans of water, so it appears that celebrities are drinking their product while actually just drinking water.

A zoo in Japan once spent four years trying to mate a pair of hyenas before realizing they were both males, due to how similar a female pseudo penis is to a real one.

Breakfast wasn’t regarded as the most important meal of the day until an aggressive marketing campaign by General Mills in 1944. They would hand out leaflets to grocery store shoppers urging them to eat breakfast, while similar ads would play on the radio.

After a composer released a song that was just 60 seconds of silence, he was sued by the estate of a man who had released a similar track, called 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence. His defense was, "I have been able to say in one minute what he could only say in four minutes and 33 seconds"

Prior to losing the $3 million settlement to the lady who spilled coffee and got 3rd degree burns, Mcdonald's had over 700 reports of injuries from similar incidents.

"the" was originally written as "þe" in old english. It was eventually abbreviated to "þͤ". Since "þ" looked similar to "y" in old english blackletter script, they were both mixed up. So, in old english, "Ye olde" was simply pronounced "The olde."

Koalas have fingerprints so similar to humans that if unknowingly checked by a forensic scientist they wouldn't even know that they weren't human prints.

DC Comics sued the soccer club of Valencia CF for using a "bat logo" vaguely similar to the Batman one, despite Valencia using it since 1919, 20 years prior the creation of Batman

Millennials being scrutinized isn't unique to this generation. Older generations have been doing it to younger generations for over 2,000 years. Similar criticisms include laziness, being self absorbed, spending too much money, expectations being too high, and the use of technology.

The disappearances of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos. Both men went missing in 2004 and 2003, respectively, under similar circumstances in Naples, Florida. Both men were last seen being arrested by Steve Calkins, who claims he changed his mind about both arrests and let them go.

A study that examined the brains of nuns who engaged in “centering prayer,” which is meant to create a feeling of oneness with God. The nuns’ brain scans showed similarities to people who use drugs like psilocybin mushrooms.

In Finland citizens legally have the right to internet connection, similar to getting education and heath care.

Cheetahs are so genetically similar to one another that their organs can be freely transplanted between any members of their species without the presence of immunosuppression.

Cats have a distinct temperature preference for their food, preferring food at around 38 °C which is similar to that of a fresh kill and routinely rejecting food presented cold (which would signal to the cat that the "prey" is long dead and therefore possibly toxic or decomposing).

Mice can sing, but we can't hear them. Male mice can produce complex songs, similar to songbirds, in the ultrasonic range when they spend time with females.

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.

In the 80s, Munich's Playboy Club issued membership cards that, at a glance, looked very similar to diplomatic passports. As a result, many people escaped East Berlin by simply flashing their membership cards, and were usually waved through by guards.

Chess players can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament. Based on "breathing rates, blood pressure, and muscle contractions, top players' stress responses to chess are similar to what elite athletes experience."

Prolonged anger changes the body and brain in permanent ways leaving a person angrier, more agressive and less healthy. Anger and depression share similar signs. Angry people have trouble letting go of things that are beyond their control. Laughing could be a good way to alleviate anger.

A giant virus has been discovered with its own immune system. French scientists found these giant virus defence mechanisms work in a similar way to the CRISPR-Cas system, whereby the virus learns to recognise invaders, capture their genetic material and use this information to destroy them.

Brazilian doctors have been using fish skin to treat burn victims. The fish skin is applied to a burn in a similar fashion to skin grafts. It acts as a protective layer while promoting healing. Because fish skin is so high in collagen, it's naturally beneficial for burn recovery.

Amelia Earhart insisted on an open marriage to the point where she included the stipulation in their prenup. It included "“On our life together I want you to understand I shall not hold you to any medieval code of faithfulness to me nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly,”

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Spotify Data: How much similar are the TOP 200 songs between countries?

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Top twitter: 900 most followed user accounts organized by visual similarity