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Strange But True: May 14, 2020


* A swarm of 20,000 bees followed a car for two days because their queen was inside the vehicle. The insects were removed by a beekeeper after the car was parked, but were back the next day, as the queen was still inside.

* Peter Ostrum, who portrayed Charlie Bucket in the original "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," declined the offer of a three-picture deal and bought a horse with his movie earnings. His resulting love for animals led him to pursue a career not as an actor, but a veterinarian.

* During World War II, Coca-Cola wanted soldiers to have a taste of home and opened bottling...

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