20 Surprising Origins Of Famous Pop Culture Ideas

You never know when the Muse will strike you. It could be while you're gazing through the work of great Renaissance artists. Or it could be while you're shitting yourself over rodents eating your fingers. Point is: Inspiration doesn't always need to be a brilliant light bulb. Sometimes it can just be broken glass to a bare foot.

To help illustrate this, we asked our readers to highlight some creators whose great ideas came from odd places. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by Michael Voll

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Entry by Ted E.

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Entry by Scott Laffey

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Entry by RogerRamjet

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Entry by System_Decay

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Entry by Scott Laffey

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Entry by Comunacho

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Entry by System_Decay

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Entry by RogerRamjet

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Entry by Danzy

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

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Entry by ETangonan

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Entry by Quo

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And the winner is ...

Congrats, djHanDon. You win money.

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