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Paul Bettany was told by a movie producer that "his career was over" and he was "done in Hollywood". As he sat down in the sidewalk minutes later, Joss Whedon called him and asked if he wanted to be Vision in "Age of Ultron”.

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Paul McCartney started the recording of "Hey Jude" unaware that Ringo wasn't there and sitting on the toilet. Ringo tiptoed his way back into the studio just in time for the drums to start.

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Pilots departing from California's John Wayne Airport are required by law to cut their engines and pitch nose down shortly after takeoff for about 6 miles in order to reduce noise in the residential area below.

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The highest-grossing single-unit independent pizzeria in the nation, Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, is in Anchorage, Alaska. Its annual sales are approximately $6 million.

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The film V for Vendetta aired completely uncensored on China's national television in 2012. When asked, the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television said it was not aware of a ban on the anarchist film.

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Some densely populated countries use Election Ink to prevent double voting. The ink uses silver nitrate which stains the skin and is only removed by shedding of external skin cells, therefore providing a sure way of knowing who has or hasn't voted.

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The underbelly membrane of lobsters is the toughest material of all natural hydrogels, including collagen, animal skins, and natural rubber. The membrane is about as strong as industrial rubber composites, such as those used to make car tires, garden hoses, and conveyor belts.

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The @ symbol was chosen for the first electronic mail because the developer "was mostly looking for a symbol that wasn’t used much.”

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Australian prime minister Harold Holt loved swimming and diving so much that when his press secretary expressed concern about this he said, "Look, what are the odds that a PM would drown or be eaten by a shark?". In 1967, Holt went for a swim in the ocean and was never seen again.

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Twinkies were invented as a way to use a Continental Bakery's shortcake pans for the 46 weeks each year outside of strawberry season. In the Depression these were cheap and easy to mass produce.

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