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Kissing someone is more sanitary than shaking hands, if you want to avoid a cold.
Salvador Dali used to avoid paying at restaurants by drawing on his check.
The locations of the world’s tallest and oldest trees are kept top secret to avoid tourist crowds damaging them.
The band Abba wore ridiculous outfits to avoid Sweden’s taxes, which allowed deductions for clothing if it wasn’t meant to be used every day.
A McDonald’s website for its workers tells them to avoid fast food.
Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand to avoid danger.
File-sharing website “The Pirate Bay” tried to buy their own island to avoid copyright laws.
Animals avoid power lines because they see frightening ultraviolet flashes that are invisible to humans.
Children who avoid peanuts for the first 5 years of their lives are up to 7 times more likely to wind up with peanut allergy, a study found.
A physicist made his cat the co-author of his scientific paper to avoid replacing “we” with “I” throughout his paper.
“Shabbat elevators” stop at every floor to avoid pressing buttons, which is considered “doing work” on Shabbat, thus forbidden, in Judaism.
Millionaire Michael O’Leary, CEO of airline Ryanair, has his own taxicab company with just one cab so he can legally use the bus lanes and avoid traffic jams.
Actor Michael Keaton’s real name is Michael Douglas. He decided for a stage name to avoid confusion with the well-known actor of the same name.
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying US$700 million in taxes.
47% of millennials said in a survey they sometimes use their Smartphones to avoid people around them.
When a crow dies, the other crows investigate if there’s a threat where the death occurred, so they can avoid it in the future.
For 2 years during WW1, the Big Ben’s bells were silenced and the clock was not illuminated at night to avoid guiding attacking German Zeppelins.
In 2012, a Cleveland woman, arrested for a traffic infraction, was ordered to stand for 2 days holding a sign that read “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”
American Diplomat Frank Kellogg won the Nobel Peace Prize for the 1928 peace Pact in which Germany and Japan agreed to avoid future wars.
In 2002, Microsoft had to rename the “Critical Update Notification Tool” in order to avoid the unfortunate acronym, “CUNT”.