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The Opening Day of Disneyland Was a Total Disaster

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The very first day Disneyland was operational, it was only supposed to open to a select group of people, mostly consisting of dignitaries and celebrities, however, due to abundance of forged tickets, the park’s first day of operations on July 17, 1955 saw almost 30,000 people squeeze themselves through the main gate.

No One Really Knows What “Black Betty” Actually Refers to

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Amazingly despite the song, Black Betty being covered hundreds of times in the 70 or so years it has existed and it being the subject of academic study and debate, for almost as long, no one, anywhere has ever conclusively proven what the eponymous Black Betty actually is. As far as we know it could either be a gun, or a bottle of hooch.

Tom Hanks And The Sick Burn He Aimed at Barbie

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The Toy Story franchise has earned more money for Pixar and Disney than Mickey Mouse underwear and Monster Inc onesies combined. However, when they were presented with the chance to have Barbie star in the movie, Mattel refused, luckily Tom Hanks was on hand to verbally slap them right across the god-damn face.

The Brilliant Story Behind the SR-71Blackbird, The Plane You Can’t Shoot Down

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The SR-71 Blackbird is one of the fastest manned aircraft in the world capable of moving at speeds in excess of Mach 3, it was also almost impossible to shoot down.

This is How They Got Samurai Jack on the Air

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If you’ve never seen Samurai Jack, stop reading this and go watch it on Netflix right now, if you don’t have a Netflix account, just email customer support telling them you haven’t seen an episode of Samurai Jack and they’ll give you a month long trial for free so you can marathon the first season. For everyone else, this is the awesome story of how the show made it to air in the first place.