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Disney is known for their excellent park management and smooth visitor experiences, but those are skills the company learned the hard way. Opening day of Disneyland in 1955 was a disaster with roughly a quarter of the park unfinished, most of the rides unavailable, insane overcrowding (half of the park guests had counterfeit tickets), the concession stands ran out of food and drinks by lunchtime, and Sleeping Beauty’s castle caught on fire.

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Those ominous “Warranty Void If Removed” stickers you find on electronics are meaningless thanks to the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which protects U.S. consumers from corporations denying them the ability to open (and repair) their devices.

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The scientific name for the common red fox (the largest and most widespread of the true fox species) is “Vulpes vulpes” which, translated directly from Latin becomes “Fox Fox”, hinting at the particular prominence of the red fox.

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The smallest saxophone, at a scant 12 inches (30 centimeters) long without the mouthpiece, is the sopranissimo. It’s a particularly difficult instrument to play due to the extremely small mouthpiece and requires a small, focused embouchure in order to access the full musical range of the instrument (its upper register in particular). Unsurprisingly, it is an uncommon instrument with very little market demand.

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