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You doubtless know about the butterfly effect, where a single, tiny incident will affect the world in huge, unexpected ways. Well, that same concept applies to entertainment. Sometimes all it takes is a minor, seemingly meaningless event to set the wheels in motion for a pop culture giant.

The entire universe of entertainment -- movies, TV, books, games, music, etc. -- is littered with examples of tiny decisions that had huge consequences.

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