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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.

You’re Not Allowed to Sell Ghosts on Ebay

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During the many years Ebay has been a thing, people have tried to sell everything from fighter jets to previously undiscovered species through the service. One of the most unusual things someone has tried to sell through the site was a ghost, though not for the reason you’re thinking. 

Chairman Mao Had Bright Green Teeth

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The title of this piece isn’t hyperbole or our attempt at crude, cartoonish humor, Mao Zedong, mostly known by his Wu-Tang Clan name of Chairman Mao literally had green teeth.