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The Penny They Never Made In Case People Tried to Eat It

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There’s an oft repeated fact that it costs 2 cents to make a single penny, oddly, this is completely true, but we’re not here to talk about that today because we have a much cooler story about the time the U.S. Mint tried to make a cheaper penny, then had to destroy it almost immediately purely because they were worried about people shovelling them into their mouths.

Water Balloons Were Originally Supposed to be Socks

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Nailing someone on the melon with a water balloon is one of life’s sweetest feelings, especially when you put the balloon in the freezer for three hours first. So then, it was rather odd to learn that if it wasn’t for a guy being pissed off that he could make a pair of socks, water balloons may never had existed.

Everyone Hates Beni

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If you’ve no idea who the shit eating face above belongs to, allow us to introduce you to Beni, the guy who spends the entire The Mummy movie being a colossal ass-hat to Brendan Fraiser’s character for no apparent reason. Weirdly though, it was the camels working on the movie set who ended up hating the poor guy the most.

The Tiger That Went Extinct Because Nobody Cared About It

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It’s always sad when an animal goes extinct, unless the animal happens to be a rare species of testicle eating tarantula or something, so then it may sadden you to learn that the Caspian tiger went extinct, in part, because biologists couldn’t be bothered to find out how many of them were actually left, in the 90’s!

The Awesome Story of the Guy Paid to Spend an Entire Weekend Thinking up Puns

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Though the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs sequel wasn’t as well received as the original film in the series, it’s still a pretty god-damn awesome movie. Part of the movie’s appeal (for children at least) was the sheer amount of puns it contains, amazingly, almost all of them were thought up in a single weekend by one guy.