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You'd think astronauts would despise viewing disaster movies set in space, but they actually enjoy them. They even keep an eye on them from the International Space Station. No thanks!

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Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère is one of the first cases of product placement. The labels on the bar show that they're from Bass Brewery. Art critics believe it's a negative commentary on consumer culture. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


When Bill Paxton died, storm chasers paid him a fitting tribute. They used GPS markers to make a giant BP (the Twister star's initials) across 3 states. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


After six weeks of broken appointments by Comcast, Diana and Jason Airoldi finally got their internet and cable hooked up. 10/100/1000 PCHE ethz ethl eth0 A 6-U/4 ATA However, that only happened because a journalist knew how to contact the 92 year-old mother of Comcast's CEO. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


The kind of quick-draw duel you see in Westerns almost never happened. The extremely famous one involving Bill Hickok is so famous because of its rarity - it's not at all a representative example of what people would do. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Dinosaurs died out because the meteor that killed them came 30 seconds early. If it hit the planet 30 seconds later, it would have fallen into the ocean, and its impact would have caused much, much less destruction. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Ships full of weapons exist in international waters to defend against pirates. Private security firms offer armed guards for merchant ships in high risk areas. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Bitcoin's rise from $150 to $1000 was probably due to just one person. NON B That's the conclusion of a study that looked at trades happening when the price jumped - t they were done by two bots that didn't even own the BTC they traded. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


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