It turns out the butterfly effect is a thing, and not just a super bizarre movie starring Ashton Kutcher and that big dude from Boy Meets World. It's true, we looked it up!

And it's way more than a metaphor about insects and bad weather. No, it turns out the butterfly effect is a very real and slightly freaky thing. Don't believe us? Well, then how do you explain ...

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In 1977, lightning struck an electricity transmission line in New York City. And hip-hop music was born. A second lightning strike triggered a chain r

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In 1905, the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna rejected an application. Twice. That rejection gave us the Third Reich. That aspiring art student was Adol

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In 1241, Ogedei Khan died. Kyrgyz Delun Merkits Boldog Tatars Dy 121 Naimans Kaakorum Keraits 11225 Western. Khitan Ningcia ODunhuang Xia Khanate Tibe

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During the construction of the Hubble telescope, a chip of paint flecked off. 'aku Xe Seom That fleck rendered the Hubble unable to take clear photos.

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In 2009, one of Google's programmers made a typo. http://v DANGER 10110101 And flagged every site on the Internet as harmful. The programmer was addin

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In 1862, a Union scout found a box of cigars at an abandoned campsite. Daniel Harvey Hill Robert E. Lec Because of that find, the South lost the Civil

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