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Contrary to the popular belief/piece of trivia, the image of Santa Claus as we know him today did not originate from an ad campaign by The Coca-Cola Company. His popular image of a bearded man dressed in red has been described in American poems and drawings since at least 80 years before Coca-Cola even existed.
So tell that to your edgelord friends when they start whining about "Christmas is a celebration of consumerism".
 

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The Lone Gunmen on X-Files were supposed to be a one-shot, but people liked them so much they were written into the series as recurring characters.
An earlier example, Klinger on MASH was supposed to be a one-time thing, but he was such a hit they made him a regular character.
 

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The Lone Gunmen on X-Files were supposed to be a one-shot, but people liked them so much they were written into the series as recurring characters.
An earlier example, Klinger on MASH was supposed to be a one-time thing, but he was such a hit they made him a regular character.
The Lone Gunmen were also the leads of a short-lived spin-off series. In the first episode, they thwarted a plot to hijack a passenger jet and fly it into the World Trade Center, then blame Islamic terrorists to start a war for profit.

It aired six months before 9/11.
 

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Contrary to the popular belief/piece of trivia, the image of Santa Claus as we know him today did not originate from an ad campaign by The Coca-Cola Company. His popular image of a bearded man dressed in red has been described in American poems and drawings since at least 80 years before Coca-Cola even existed.
So tell that to your edgelord friends when they start whining about "Christmas is a celebration of consumerism".
Rudolph was created for a Montgomery Ward ad, though, so at least some beloved creations came from cold hard capitalism instead of gay shit like family traditions or spontaneous creativity
 
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There was supposed to be a Hellraiser game for the NES. It was scrapped due to the production costs being sky high, which would have resulted in the cartridge being quite expensive. Nintendo was also cracking down on unlicensed third party developers around this time. Shame because it sounds like it would have been an interesting game.

 
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There was supposed to be a Hellraiser game for the NES. It was scrapped due to the production costs being sky high, which would have resulted in the cartridge being quite expensive. Nintendo was also cracking down on unlicensed third party developers around this time. Shame because it sounds like it would have been an interesting game.

I remember reading about it in a video game magazine back in 1990. I was intrigued by the fact it had its own processor, but soon got into PC gaming and forgot all about it.
 
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Back in 2005, Sony BMG did something completely r3tarded. On a bunch of CDs they installed DRM that, as soon as you put the CD in your computer, installs one of two pieces of software that tracks your shit. Even if you didn't agree to the EULA that would happen if you tried to play the CD, it would install another anyway. The purpose of the DRM was to use Software that Sony provided to playback the CD. There was no way to uninstall it completely without a complete wipe of your harddrive.

Sony tried to mitigate damage by releasing an uninstaller, but it didn't actually do anything, and all it really did was collect your Email and give away your email to solicitors.



OK Go protested this by adding a track that was so long that it was impossible to implemented the DRM because the track took up so much space on the disc, while the bassist for Switchfoot posted away to get around the Rootkit on the bands forums (it was also one of the impetuses that caused them to leave Sony's label)

This actually broke US Law and the FTC ordered that Sony stopped.

The funniest part about all of this is that the rootkit did jackshit to prevent piracy and the code was stolen from other music playing software.

On another related note, Sony had another DRM thing called Key2Audio, which worked by violating the Red Book CD standard and putting a dummy track on the outer edge of the disc. You could easily prevent the track from being read by drawing over the edge with a permanent marker.

I still have that Switchfoot CD, never put it in my computer though.
 
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John Kellogg, the creator of Corn Flakes saw masturbation as one of the greatest abominations mankind could commit, worse than adulatry, homosexuality and other taboo behaviors of his time. His zealotry against waxing the pole was extreme, even for the time period. He is known to have extolled this particular quote.

"Neither the plague, nor war, nor small-pox, nor similar diseases, have produced results so disastrous to humanity as the pernicious habit of onanisim."
 

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John Kellogg, the creator of Corn Flakes saw masturbation as one of the greatest abominations mankind could commit, worse than adulatry, homosexuality and other taboo behaviors of his time. His zealotry against waxing the pole was extreme, even for the time period. He is known to have extolled this particular quote.

"Neither the plague, nor war, nor small-pox, nor similar diseases, have produced results so disastrous to humanity as the pernicious habit of onanisim."
He is also personally responsible for America adopting circumcision. Even though much of his bullshit was exposed as quackery in his own lifetime, for some reason they stuck with that obsession. He thought circumcision would stop boys from masturbating, which is clearly insane and wrong.
 

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The Mafia allowed the Godfather to be filmed in Little Italy on one condition, that the script remove the word "mafia", the script only used the word Mafia once. They also had a special premiere for the movie in New York just for the Mafia. The Mob loved the movie, it was apparently very authentic to aspects of their lifestyle.
 

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Most people don't realize honey is basically the byproduct of bees puking.
Or that they actually puke from a separate stomach they use specifically for gathering nectar, which they bring back to the hive, where it is passed to the bees who turn it into honey, who pass it from one bee to another until all the water is removed and it becomes honey.

Because of the lack of water, it can't spoil which is why unspoiled honey was found in the tombs of the pharaohs.
 
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