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Jonathan Banks got his role on Breaking Bad by slapping Aaron Paul

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Not since Prison Break has a show had as many bald crime-committing characters as Breaking Bad it’s prequel, Better Call Saul. Of the many, many aerodynamic men featured on the show, one of the most popular is Mike Ehrmantraut, a super-competent crime connoisseur responsible for more ass whippings than an abusing donkey farmer. A character who exists, in part, because the actor playing him slapped Aaron Paul like right across the face. 

That time a juicy orange cost a company $50 million

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Building an effective brand is like dating in that it’s a hell of a lot easier if you’re a snack or spend a lot of money looking good. That said, this isn’t always the case as Tropicana learned in 2008 when they spent millions redesigning their popular line of orange flavoured and coloured juice and ended up losing the same amount twice over because customers missed the orange. 

That time one guy almost ruined Chinese food for everyone

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Chinese food whips all kinds of ass and there are countless dishes from the region, as well as variations of them created here in the West, that people fucking love. If you happen to be one of the people that loves a bit of Peking Duck or Dim Sum you may be surprised and annoyed to learn that the Chinese restaurant industry was almost crippled by a single letter written by a guy with a stomach ache.

Someone out there got sniped by Robin Williams in Call of Duty

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Few actors could ever hope to have a presence as commanding as that of Robin Williams, a man who was literally kicked out of the most prestigious acting school on Earth because he was simply too good. As it turns out Williams wasn’t just a skilled actor, but gamer as well, reportedly spending many a night quickscoping teenagers in Call of Duty as a way to relax and unwind. 

That time a studio bought David Hasselhoff like 10 cars for a dollar

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Knight Rider is a TV show about a hyper-advanced supercar inhibited by a priggish AI that solves crimes by having David Hasselhoff run people over. A ratings smash which saw the car become a star in its own right and audiences clambering for ever more elaborate stunts and set pieces, the show initially had trouble sourcing cars to run people over with until about 10 literally fell off a train and onto producer’s laps.