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That time a soda advert made a bunch of kids go deaf

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There are a lot of choice words you could use to describe ads and most of them would, ironically, get any ad they appeared in immediately pulled from the airwaves. One word you wouldn’t ordinarily use to describe an advert though is dangerous, unless you’re talking about an ad from the 90’s that somehow resulted in kids slapping each other so hard they went deaf. 

Alpacas can spit green acid with laser-like precision

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Alpacas, which are often confused with their larger, fuzzier genetic cousin, the llama, are fluffy and most importantly wuffy creatures that hail from South America. Although pretty chill as far as big-ass camel-like creatures go, alpacas are known to spit if they’re sufficiently pissed off. Spit they can direct with unerring precision and season with acid if they feel like it. 

The Terminator runs faster when it’s on fire

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According to the series of movies in which it plays the title role, the T-800 is a nigh-unstoppable blend of bleeding edge technology and science powered by a genocidal AI that has already curbstomped 95% of humanity. Something that probably has a lot to do with the fact that being a flaming skeleton makes it run faster.

That time they sunburned an actor’s eyes to light a tornado

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Twister is a film about Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt hunting tornadoes at the most fuckable point in their respective careers. While not exactly a critical darling, the film was widely praised for the quality of its special effects, some of which were achieved by partially blinding the film’s leads. At least temporarily.  

One of the most controversial things George Orwell wrote was about tea

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George Orwell is like the Wikipedia of authors in that he’s often cited by people who obviously didn’t do any original research. Highly prolific and always keen to stir the pot, Orwell authored several pieces that are still discussed and controversial today, the most unusual being a lesser known piece about tea.