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Hercules once spent a day cleaning up a mountain of shit

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Hercules is arguably one of the best known figures of Greek mythology. Blessed with prodigious strength and limitless stamina, the hero is best known for the 12 labours he undertook to cleanse his soul of sin. One of which involved cleaning up a mountain of shit.

Superman almost had a beard in Justice League

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Warner Bros famously spent literally millions of dollars trying to CGI a moustache off of Henry Cavill’s face for Justice League only to ended up making the Man of Tomorrow look like his face was melting in every other scene. A fact that is kind of hilarious considering Warner Bros openly admitted it would have been easier to just give Superman a fucking beard. 

The god-based basketball game that got banned for being too violent

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Thrill Kill is a video game best known for being shit-canned mere weeks before it was due to be released for being too violent. A fact that makes it all the more hilarious that the game actually began life as a basketball game where you dunked on Mayan gods. 

‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ has the most fabulous extras

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Extras in TV shows are supposed to be little more than window dressing, people hired to stand around and fill out the background of a shot so that fictional universes don’t look like they’re totally devoid of life. However sometime they offer subtle clues to the state of the world they live in. For example, a couple of background actors in Star Trek: The Next Generation show that the sexes of that universe have finally achieved complete, unequivocal equality. 

That time a CEO voluntarily slashed his own salary, just to be nice

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The CEO’s of massive, monolithic companies aren’t exactly the most sympathetic people in the world. An opinion the large-wanged CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata sought to change during his lifetime by doing things like cutting his own salary in half when his company found itself in dire financial straits rather than doing what more dickish CEO’s would do and just fire a bunch of people.