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By now most of us have figured out that the world is a fairly random place. Our biggest accomplishments can come from things we stumbled into by accident. We fall into a career because we walk past the right "Help Wanted" sign on the right day; we bumble blindly into the person we'll spend our lives with; we randomly scroll past what will become our favorite game.

And this is true for everyone -- the great, creative minds who've built your world were just as prone to face-planting into success as the rest of us. For example ...

Minecraft's most iconic creature is a botched pig. In the early days of Minecraft, Marcus Notch Persson was trying to make a pig, but typed in the c

The Scream mask was a random find in an old lady's house. The Scream designers' initial ideas for the killer's mask looked like something that belonge

The Silver Surfer exists only because Jack Kirby was sick of spaceships: When Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were creating Fantastic Four uber-villain Galact

The Energizer Bunny was designed Energia as a one-off swipe at the competition. In the late '80s, Duracell made commercials with a drumming toy bunny

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The Fourth Doctor's huge scarf was the result of a misunder- standing. Doctor Who head costume designer Jim Acheson wanted the Fourth Doctor to have a

Lex Luthor is bald because a comics artist was sloppy. In the 1940s, different artists mimicking Superman co-creator Joe Shuster's style were cranking

Hulk is green because 1960s comics printing technology sucked. In The Incredible Hulk's first issue, was grey. But Marvel's printers HULK THE he INCRE

20 Mistakes That Became Pop Culture Classics

The geyser of blood trope came from an on-set malfunction. In the epic final duel of Kurosawa's Sanjuro, an actor was fitted with a hose that was su

Dragon Ballzs Super Saiyans are blond to make the manga easier to draw. In Dragon Ball Z, Saiyans transform into badass Super Saiyans when they power

Jaws? most famous line is an in-joke from the movie set. The boat towing the crew's barge (with equipment for filming at sea) was ridiculously small,

Star Trek came up with transporters to make the TV show filmable. Initially, the Enterprise crew was supposed to use shuttles to land on planets. But

Yogi Bear wears a collar and tie to make him easy to animate. In the 1950s, TV animation was taking off and producers were figuring out how to stay in

Mario wouldn't have that name if Nintendo wasn't late on rent. When Nintendo created the Mario sprite, he looked like a plumber, but was called Mr. Vi

You only know the GEICO gecko because of an actors' strike. In 1999, GEICO made a commercial with a gecko as a joke that'd help people with the pronun

Q*Bert swears because his co-creator failed. *Bert audio engineer David Thiel badly wanted to make Q* Bert give the player hints in clear English. The

Jason Voorhees got his look thanks to a film crew member's fandom. While filming Friday the 13th Part lll, the crew needed to do a lighting test, whic

Donkey Kong owes his name to a poor grasp of English. Legendary Nintendo creator Shigeru Miyamoto wanted the character to be called Stupid Ape, and

The Graduate ended the way it did because the editor slipped up. The day the final scene was being shot, the movie's editor was standing in for the di

The lightsaber sound is the result of a gadget being broken. Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt was carrying a tape recorder with a broken mic cable.
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