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Fact 1: REED HASTINGS WAS INSPIRED TO START NETFLIX AFTER RACKING UP A $40 LATE FEE ON A VHS COPY OF APOLLO 13.

THE ACTOR WHO WAS INSIDE R2-D2 HATED THE GUY WHO PLAYED C-3PO, CALLING HIM “THE RUDEST MAN I’VE EVER MET.”

WHEN THREE-LETTER AIRPORT CODES BECAME STANDARD, AIRPORTS THAT HAD BEEN USING TWO LETTERS SIMPLY ADDED AN X.

 TSUTOMU YAMAGUCHI WAS IN HIROSHIMA FOR WORK WHEN THE FIRST A-BOMB HIT, MADE IT HOME TO NAGASAKI FOR THE SECOND, AND LIVED TO BE 93.

J.P. MORGAN ONCE OFFERED $100,000 TO ANYONE WHO COULD FIGURE OUT WHY HIS FACE WAS SO RED. NO ONE SOLVED THE MYSTERY.

A 2009 SEARCH FOR THE LOCH NESS MONSTER CAME UP EMPTY. SCIENTISTS DID FIND OVER 100,000 GOLF BALLS.

THE 50-STAR AMERICAN FLAG WAS DESIGNED BY AN OHIO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FOR A CLASS PROJECT. HIS TEACHER ORIGINALLY GAVE HIM A B–.

SEAN CONNERY TURNED DOWN THE GANDALF ROLE IN LORD OF THE RINGS. “I READ THE BOOK. I READ THE SCRIPT. I SAW THE MOVIE. I STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND IT.”

OFFICIALS IN PORTLAND, ORE., DRAINED 8 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER FROM A RESERVOIR IN 2011 BECAUSE A BUZZED 21-YEAR-OLD PEED IN IT.

IN 2001, BEAVER COLLEGE CHANGED ITS NAME TO ARCADIA IN PART BECAUSE ANTI-PORN FILTERS BLOCKED ACCESS TO THE SCHOOL’S WEBSITE.