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Every Early PlayStation Game Came With a Free Hidden CD

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The Sony PlayStation, hereafter referred to as the PS1 because it sounds cool, was Sony’s first foray into the world of video games. Built using, at the time, bleeding edge consumer technology, the PS1 is still considered one of the best CD players money can buy. A feature that the company was so keen to sell consumers on that every PS1 game sold came with a free CD. Even if you couldn’t see it.

That Time a Robot Rage-Quit Chess Forever

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In the last few decades the relative strength of chess-playing computers and software has increased to the point even seasoned grandmasters actively refuse to play against them with a key turning point in this relationship between man and machine being the match and subsequent rematch between Garry Kasparov and a supercomputer called Deep Blue. Especially since Deep Blue did the most human thing imaginable after winning, refusing to rematch just to be a dick.

How Tiny Toad Sausages Help a Creature Avoid becoming Extinct

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If there’s any truth to the saying “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” then it’s very likely that the road to quoll hell is paved with flattened cane toads. An invasive species that has decimated dozens of native animal habitats including those of the aforementioned quoll. Something experts are trying to address with helicopter-assisted sausage drops.

Being Vegetarian Gives Shaggy Superpowers

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Norville Rogers, better and arguably only really known by his nickname of Shaggy, is a fictional character defined by two things, his seemingly bottomless appetite for snacks of the Scooby variety and his comically timid nature. Online however Shaggy has long been rumoured to be secretly hiding his power level from us mere mortals, a fact the shows have actually confirmed is not only true, but is a result of Shaggy being a vegetarian.

That time Matthew Perry played a game so much, he ended up in its sequel

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Despite some pretty substantial missteps in the last few years, the Fallout series has remained popular enough to spawn like the 8th most annoying fan-base online. A fan-base that, oddly enough, contained actor Matthew Perry who played one of the games so much he ended up being cast in its sequel where he shoots the main character in the face five seconds into the game’s story.