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Sean Connery Turned Down An Offer To Play Gandalf In Lord Of The Rings

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ridiculous blunder, or stupid mistake. We’ll let you decide. World famous Scottish actor Sean Connery turned down an offer to play Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, and presumably, the chance to reprise the role in the three Hobbit films. No big deal right? Well this decision actually managed to set back the aging James …

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Sony’s First Product Was A Rice Cooker That Didn’t Work

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sony’s first product can be best described as a pretty crappy rice cooker. When we say crappy, we mean crappy. Just think of a rice cooker from the 99 cent store, and then make it look ugly and even cheaper, and you pretty well have Sony’s first product. So why and how did such a …

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Disney Employees Shared Underwear Until 2001

Reading Time: 2 minutes Up until 2001, Disney employees used to share underwear. That is a correct statement, as disgusting as it sounds, but there is far more to it than meets the eye. Sure, the dress code does sound extremely strict, and by all accounts it is, but the definition of underwear is not when it comes to …

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When Brian Blessed Met Picasso He Asked Him To Draw A Dove, Which He Rejected. It’s Now Worth £57 million

Reading Time: 2 minutes When British actor Brian Blessed met Picasso as a child he asked him to draw a dove. Now for a world renowned artist, a dove would have been a rather simple thing to draw. But children can be incredible difficult beings to deal with, and sometimes they will ignorantly challenge anyone over anything. And this …

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The Top Crayola Crayon Maker Was Color Blind

Reading Time: 3 minutes Well here’s a mismatched job if ever there was one. The top mold maker of crayons at Crayola was color blind. We kid you not. This was certainly the case, and for many many years. So what was the deal with the top crayon maker at Crayola being color blind, and how did he get …

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Pockets That Are Sewn Shut when You Buy Them Are Meant to Be Used

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever found that when you buy some items of clothing, such as jackets or pants, that the pockets are sewn shut when you buy them? If you have, and the chances are that you have, what did you think? Did you think to yourself, are these just for show, or how weird? I …

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A Squirrel Broke The NASDAQ Stock Exchange

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well I’ll be. A squirrel broke the NASDAQ stock exchange. This would have to be one of the more humorous, and easiest to repair catastrophes to strike the important stock trading exchange. So would you like to know what exactly happened that caused the NASDAQ to be totally incapacitated by a squirrel? The NASDAQ stands …

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50% of the Ownership of Domino’s Pizza Was Traded for a Vw Beetle

Reading Time: 3 minutes Imagine trading 50% of the ownership of Domino’s Pizza for a VW Beetle, a used one at that. Is it something that you would do, or even consider doing? Well certainly not today, but place yourself in the shoes of one of the co-founders of the then young company, without the benefit of knowing the …

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Tipping in Iceland Isn’t Expected

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tipping in Iceland, as opposed to other countries like the USA, isn’t expected. While there are many factoids circulating that say that tipping in Iceland isn’t allowed, this isn’t necessarily the case. You won’t be arrested, fined or even frowned upon if you leave a tip. Neither is it considered rude to do so, but it’s …

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YouTube Started As A Dating Site

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that YouTube started as a dating site? The world’s most popular video hosting and sharing website was initially going to be for nothing more than hooking up and dating. YouTube is of course the king of the online video market. It has succeeded in making ordinary people famous and has launched several …

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