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That time Matthew Perry played a game so much, he ended up in its sequel

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Despite some pretty substantial missteps in the last few years, the Fallout series has remained popular enough to spawn like the 8th most annoying fan-base online. A fan-base that, oddly enough, contained actor Matthew Perry who played one of the games so much he ended up being cast in its sequel where he shoots the main character in the face five seconds into the game’s story.

How a bulletproof fat guy helped My Hero Academia get made

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My Hero Academia is an eminently popular anime/manga series about a world in which super-powered teenagers attend a school designed to help them better understand and utilise their god-like powers for the betterment of mankind. Known for tackling some pretty heavy topics for a shonen series, the creator has had to tactically introduce levity to avoid letting them get him down. Levity like an 8 foot tall bulletproof fat guy called, erm, Fat Gum.

Formula 1 cars can drive UPSIDE DOWN

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Formula 1 cars are a veritable marvel of engineering, a seamless blend of bleeding edge aeronautical technology and enough horsepower to hurl an engine block into low orbit. Meticulously crafted to the point fractions of a gram are taken into consideration while being built, the cars are so fantastically suited for sticking to the road that they could even do so while upside down. 

That time Star Wars made an actress disappear

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The monolithic mega-corporation known as Disney has a well-earned reputation for secrecy and is fiercely protective of well, everything it owns. So much so that actors working on its movies quite literally disappear from the public eye for months to the point even their own families have no idea where they are. As was the case with Kelly Marie Tran.

The Best Superman Show Exists Because Nobody Wanted to Make it

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The Fleischer Studios Superman shorts from the 1940’s are widely considered the best pieces of Superman media ever created. Iconic from a visual standpoint and absolutely revolutionary from a technical one, the Fleischer shorts have defined what Superman is for almost a century now. Which is kinda amazing when you consider nobody wanted to make them.