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That time a man swapped his legs for a drunk baboon

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If you were travelling through South Africa by train in the late 19th century there’s a good chance you may have witnessed a synergistic combo of man and beast the likes of which have never seen before or since. A team that consisted of a man with no legs called James Wide and a drunken baboon called Jack who, unbelievably, helped the trains run on time so well that the latter ended up being hired to do the job full time. 

That time an extra getting stuck got them cast in Twin Peaks

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Twin Peaks is a show that would require about 6 hours, a gallon of coffee strong enough to melt through a cast iron bedpan and a one of those pin boards people use to link Bigfoot sightings to the assassination of JFK. In short, it’s an comprehensible, glorious mindfuck of a show created by David Lynch, a man so eccentric he cast a random set dresser as the main villain of the entire show. On a whim. 

That time a billion pound company sold for £1

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In the world of business hostile corporate takeovers a way of life and on any given day there’s probably like 30 businessman in suits sharper than an Apple branded switchblade planning to fuck someone over for a quick buck. However, it’s not very often that this sentiment is literal as it was in 2018 when an Australian company had to sell a company they bought for a quarter of a billion pounds for one pound. 

That time a studio accidentally got Gwyneth Paltrow’s head cut off

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Few movies have an ending as shocking, bleak and well-known as Seven with critics and fans continuing to debate their interpretations of it nearly 3 decades later. Something that makes it kind of hard to believe that the studio not only fought to change the ending, but never even wanted it in the first place. 

That time McDonald’s made anti-hedgehog ice cream

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The McFlurry has been a staple menu item in McDonald’s restaurants for over 2 decades and in that time it has become one of the most popular ways for people to ingest ice cream that tastes like a Snicker’s shit on it. While a seemingly benign menu item, over in the UK the McFlurry is somewhat infamous for inadvertently killing like a dumptruck full of hedgehogs each week for half a decade straight.