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Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor for "lack of creativity".

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the Vatican is the worlds smallest city/state.

There are three independent city states in the world. The Vatican, The City of London, and The District of Columbia.

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There are three independent city states in the world. The Vatican, The City of London, and The District of Columbia.

Singapore?

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Bill Paxton is the only actor to be killed by a Predator, Alien, and Terminator. Lance Henriksen was offed by an Alien and a Terminator, but no Predator, and Michael Biehn was killed by a Terminator and appeared in Aliens, but didn't die by way of an Alien.

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All the planets in the solar system rotate counter-clockwise except one, Venus.

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A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes........

An average boar ejaculates between 5 - 10 minutes. The total volume of semen ejaculated is typically around 4 deciliters (yes, almost a half of liter) so you can imagine it can't be completed in few seconds.

The 30 minute (various veterinary literature mentions even 40 minutes) ejaculations are edge cases

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A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

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There are only eight planets in our solar system, and two of them actually have rings.

4 have rings.

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The scene from The Shining where Shelley Duvall waves a baseball bat in front of Jack Nicholson's face holds the record for most takes of a single scene. Kubrick shot the scene a total of 127 times.

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Bill Paxton is the only actor to be killed by a Predator, Alien, and Terminator. Lance Henriksen was offed by an Alien and a Terminator, but no Predator, and Michael Biehn was killed by a Terminator and appeared in Aliens, but didn't die by way of an Alien.

Game over! How did Michael Biehn die in Aliens?

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the iconic scene in raiders of the lost ark where indiana jones ends up facing a guy whipping around a sword, rolls his eyes, pulls out a pistol and shoots him?

there was originally supposed to be a whip vs. sword fight there, but the entire cast was wracked with cholera and harrison ford suddenly had to take a poo, rolled his eyes in disgust, shot the guy and ran off to the bathroom. spielberg liked it so much he kept it.

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Spielberg actually wanted to do a James Bond movie. He was talking about it with George Lucas, who said "we have something else we'd like you to look at, it's kind of like James Bond." He then explained the Indiana Jones character and the rest is history.

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