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The animated character Yogi Bear’s style of speaking and mannerisms were modeled after The Honeymooners character Ed Norton, played by Art Carney.

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The iconic 1950s era claymation character Gumby was the inspired result of a 1953 three-minute student film called Gumbasia created by Art Clokey while he attended the University of Southern California. Later, in 1955, the pilot episode of Gumby was seen by an NBC executive, which quickly led to it being picked up and turned into a popular children’s television show.

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Ironically, despite how famous the James Bond franchise made the numbers “007”, there was no Bond movie released in 2007.

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The chocolate between the wafers of a Kit-Kat bar isn’t the same chocolate used on the exterior of the bars—it’s made from mashed up Kit-Kat bars that failed their quality checks because of exterior air bubbles, off-center wafers, other imperfections, or simply not being shiny enough.

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There are several long 10 letter words that you can spell using only the top row of a QWERTY format keyboard such as proprietor, repertoire, and—fittingly enough—typewriter.

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The name of Japanese game company Nintendo can be translated as “leave luck to heaven” and reflects the company’s origins in the 1880s as a playing card company.

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LEGO brick manufacturing processes are so streamlined and precise that only 18 out of every 1 million bricks is considered defective.

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The hybrid offspring of domestic cattle and American bison are referred to as “beefalo”. The breed was created to combine the two animals for enhanced beef production.

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“Quicksilver”, referring to mercury or the mercury/tin blend which was used, historically, to make mirrors, derives its name from the Old English “cwicseolfor”—literally “living silver”—because of its shiny and liquid state.

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The buildings in Venice, Italy are supported by closely spaced wooden piles. Because the piles are completely submerged in oxygen-poor conditions, they barely experience decay—many of them have been there for centuries now.

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If any serious crimes are committed at the McMurdo research station in Antarctica—a rather rare situation—the case is handled by the U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii.

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The “Wilhelm Scream” is a stock sound effect of a man’s scream which has been used in hundreds of movies, television shows, cartoons, and video games. It was originally recorded in 1951 for the film Distant Drums.