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Why Jackass and Technology Mix Better Than You Think

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Given that they openly refer to themselves as dumbasses, you wouldn’t really expect the cast of the Jackass movies and TV show to be all that smart. However, as it turns out, they’ve actually been behind two of the most technologically impressive feats of the last decade. 

The First Person to go Over Niagara Falls Was 63 Years Old

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Niagara Falls is a 50 metre high, sheer drop into a pit filled with jagged rocks, into which tons of water cascade every second. Now you’d think that trying to ride the falls would result in a very quick and very awesome death, but unbelievably there have been several people from history who’ve totally survived doing exactly that, and the first person to do so did it for perhaps the greatest reason ever. Cash money. 

Marvel Designed a Character to Look Like Sam Jackson Without Asking Him

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As is our custom, today’s fact will be presented with a shorter accompanying article so that our author can get his groove on and tidy up some of our older articles. As per usual, today’s fact is more succinct to accommodate his laziness, discussing how Samuel L. Jackson had no idea that Marvel were (illegally) using his likeness for the Ultimate Universe version of Nick Fury. According to Jackson himself, he only became aware of the fact Marvel had designed a character to look exactly like him when he walked into a comic store and saw his own face staring back at him.

Edward Norton Cut American History X to Give Himself More Screen Time

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American History X is a powerful, emotional movie all about how being a huge racist dipshit doesn’t always work out well in the real world. The movie was received well by critics, who particularly praised Edward Norton’s performance, which probably has something to do with the fact he supposedly edited the movie to give himself more screen time. 

Someone Out There Dances Like Groot

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The bonus pre-credit scene in Guardians of the Galaxy in which we as an audience get to see that (spoiler) Groot survived his apparent death and is now a baby with more moves than Michael Jackson’s spirit fighting a Ghostbuster, is arguably one of the more memorable scenes from the last year in film. But did you know that the motion reference for that scene was based on how director James Gunn actually dances?