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Probably because the adult entertainment industry has a dominance in the American market, due to our sheer size as well as major studios. I mean, even the biggest porno studios in individual European countries are dwarfed by giants like Brazzers and Evil Angel.
 
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Mountain Dew got its name from a slang term for moonshine and was originally meant to be a mixer used with vodka or any clear high proof spirits. People kept drinking it plain so the original makers decided to just water it down and sell it as a soda.


The film atuck is said to be a cursed movie, in a way that will never allow it to be properly filmed. Since the script was originally penned Evey actor who's signed on for the title role has died horribly shortly after doing so. Including John Belushi of a drug overdose in 1982, Sam Kinison in 1992 after being hit by a drunk driver his dying words were "I don't wanna die. " to friend who was with him followed by "but why? OK OK. " to seemingly someone who wasn't even there. Two years later John candy died of a heart attack while studying the script and was planning on signing up for the role, his close friend who he asked to be on the film with him Michael O’Donoghue died in November that same year of brain hemorrhaging. Finally in 1997 Chris Farley read the script and planned on taking the lead role, he died of a drug overdose just as John Belushi had just fifteen years prior and like O'donoghue Phil Hartman was planning on playing a supporting role but died shortly after the actor agreeing to play the lead did.
 

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During world war 2, The Germans developed a gas can that was way more resilient and leak proof to the point that the Allies would reuse them when they would capture supplies, and eventually just copy them. Because of their German origins, they were called 'Jerry cans'. Metal Jerry cans even today are largely unchanged from the WW2 design.

The Germans earned the nickname 'Jerries' during World War 1 because British soldiers thought their helmets resembled a Chamber Pot (aka bedpan). Chamber pots were nicknamed Jerries, and its similarity to the word German stuck.
 
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The only actor to return from the fly for the fly 2 is John Geitz who played stathis.


Martin brundle's actor Eric stoltiz was the original actor who played Marty mccfly in back to the future before being replaced by Micheal J fox.
 
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Here is a fun tale of evolution in technology:

the telegraph would evolve into teleprinters, essentially typewriters connected to each other to form a chat line. This would further evolve into Telex exchanges in the 1930s, where those typewriters could dial up other typewriters to form a proto-internet chat group (they even used binary coding that would later be used and expanded upon for computer modems!).

Telex became an important tool for businesses and was used for a lot of inter-office communications.

The telex would fall by the wayside in favor of the fax machine in the 1980s, and those would grow obsolete as the internet gained a foothold. British telecom discontinued their telex service in 2008, though Wikipedia does suggest a few places still use it.
 
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There's a strange amount of parallels in the lives of JRR Tolkien and outsider fantasy author Henry Darger. Both were born in 1892 and died in 1973, both lost their parents at an early age, both served in World War I, and both were devout Catholics.
Also, Christopher Lee was the only cast member of the LOTR movies that actually met Tolkien.
 

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Grand Theft Auto vice city is the only grand Theft Auto game to not have the ak 47 as a weapon in it. The gun was intended to be in the game back when it was a PC expansion pack but it got cut as the game developed into a new game entirely.
 

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Loren Coleman of the company Catalyst which holds the Battletech franchise IP stole upwards of $850,000 for a new porch and house improvements. Randall Bills the company owner who from what I understand is a "Mormon" covered up the larceny and proceeded instead of screw over customers and contractors to help out his buddy. Catalyst has been terrible for years and customer morale is very low.
 

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The famous scene in The Godfather where Brando pets the cat wasn't planned, and the script didn't even mention a cat. There just happened to be a cat on the lot and Coppola brought it in. They had to loop the dialogue after the fact because the cat was purring so loudly that it was drowning out the fairly softly spoken dialogue.
 

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Only three groups of birds have the neural circuitry for song-learning: the songbirds (oscines), parrots, and hummingbirds. The vocal learning ability of hummingbirds is all the more surprising given hummers are only distantly related to the other two groups. It is believed that the neural circuitry have evolved independently at least twice.
 
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