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The Craziest Things Movies Have Done To Get The Perfect Shot

Every movie needs a director, and every director has a vision for the movie. While most things can be left to the skills of the actors or the special effects crew, sometimes the perfect shot needs a higher level of creativity. Not all of these were the best idea (in fact some of it may have been abuse) but no one can deny that the directors of these movies were able to do something incredible, with a little bit of ingenuity. Rocky IVQueensland TimesEven though Rocky ends up winning this one, the final fight against Ivan Drago nearly cost Stallone

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Super Mario Is Coming To The Big Screen, And Hopefully It's Better Than The Last Time

Super Mario was an important part of everyone's childhood. Hours were spent playing games on our N64s, Super Nintendos and Game Boys, trying to navigate our way through the Mushroom Kingdom. Business InsiderOf course, we all got a little too excited when it was announced that our favorite Italian plumbing brothers were getting their own TV show in 1990. We probably should have waited until after we saw it...because hoo boy, it was bad. Family ChannelIn 1993, we were subjected to the movie Super Mario Bros. starring John Leguizamo and Bob Hoskins. To say it was sub par would

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Waterbed Inventor Thinks They're Due For A Comeback

If you're a child of the '70s or '80s - or your home is in serious need of some renovations - you know what it's like to sleep on a water bed.While we can't deny sinking into the water is comfy, most of us wouldn't trade our old-fashioned mattress for one of these kitschy models. But people did buy them in droves, with waterbeds accounting for 15% of the mattress market in 1986. Houston Librarian / YouTubeToday, waterbeds make up only a measly 5% of mattress sales, but the man behind the fad is looking to put them back in

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6 Things From the 90s That You Will Never See Again In Your Lifetime

The 90s were honestly a pretty weird time for us all. There was a lot that happened that kind of hit us all of a sudden and we just had to deal with it. Sure, we got the internet (which is fun) and there was that whole Y2K panic (we probably won't freak out like that ever again), but what about the day-to-day things that were such a big part of our lives?Turns out, not everything is forever so we better enjoy them while they last!A TV Commercial...For A Magazine...For KidsYou know it's 2018 when the

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10 Facts About "Salute Your Shorts" That When You Think About Them, Will Make You Wanna Fart

Salute Your Shorts may be one of the best, yet totally forgotten, TV shows from the 90s. Camp Anawanna still holds a special place in our hearts, even if the thought of it makes us wanna fart. The show focused on teenage campers who had to deal with their bossy counselor, and all the shenanigans that happen at summer camp. The title is a nod to the common camp prank, which involves raising a set of boxer shorts up a flagpole. Kids would then salute the new "flag" as part of the prank. But even if you watched all 25

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Murphy Brown Is Coming Back To TV

Murphy Brown was one of those shows we watched because our mom was watching, but we secretly loved it. Candace Bergen played the titular character, who was a recovering alcoholic returning to work at a news station. Over 40 years old, Brown manages to become one of the most notable media personalities in her field. Warner Bros. TVThe show stepped away from the norm. For 10 seasons, there was no male counterpart to Brown. It wasn't about her trying to navigate her career and personal life, but rather a strong, independent woman who was focused on her work. The show

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8 Memories Of Your 80s Bike That Will Take You Back

Riding your bike was like having a license to go anywhere (as long as you were home when the street lights came on.) In the 80s, our bikes were a way to express ourselves and act like we were a little older than we were. If you wanted to sound like a motorcycle, all you had to do was grab a clothespin and a playing card, attach it to your spokes, and you were good to go. These are some of the other bike memories that kids from the 80s will definitely remember. 1. BMX BikesOld Line ClubNothing felt cooler

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Mark Ruffalo's Clearasil Ad From The 80s Will Leave You Saying "Oh No Baby, What Is You Doing?"

Listen, I love Mark Ruffalo as much as the next person, maybe even more, but that doesn't mean I can ignore this OUTRAGEOUS Clearsil ad from 1989. For those of you who are not familiar with Ruffalo's work, I have two questions:1) Where have you been?2) Why are you like this?He currently is portraying Bruce Banner/Hulk in the Marvel franchise:NerdistGeekTyrant/DisneyAnd he was also Matty in the iconic 13 Going On 30:Fan PopOr maybe you know him from Spotlight:EWOr Zodiac:Vague VisagesThe three-time Oscar nominee certainly has had an illustrious career, but everyone

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6 Classic Lego Sets That Every '90s Kid Wanted

There was no better teacher for this than Lego, which encouraged kids to be creative and discover different fields of history, science, and relatable day-to-day culture!If you and your siblings had any Lego growing up, then you'll know how much fun it was to build these sets. Let's see if you remember some of the most popular collections from the 90s!Fort LegoredoBest ToysThis was an awesome set to start out with. You got 6 cavalry units and a small team of bandits to play fight against each other in this western world. There was even multiple buildings for

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The Ultimate 'Mork & Mindy' Fact List That Proves You Don't Know Shazbot

Robin Williams has left his mark on this world as a figure of life, energy, and happiness. While we mostly know him from his zany movie roles, we often overlook the time he truly did come from another planet!The hit show Mork & Mindy was a short-lived sitcom that has spawned a ton of cultural references that everyone repeats, but not many people seem to know the origin of. If you're looking to learn exactly where those rainbow suspenders came from, or if you remember watching this when it was still on TV, buckle up, because we're crash-landing this list