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Tom Clancy never served in the military! Instead, he wrote his stories while selling insurance!


Tom Clancy: insurance salesman by day, military wizard by night.

Known for writing highly-technical, often incredibly detailed stories about military action and espionage, one could easily mistake Tom Clancy for a veteran. After all, how could a layman know so much about the military?

However, the late author never served in the military. In fact, though Clancy joined the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps, he was deemed ineligible due to his nearsightedness.

Instead, Clancy worked as a salesman for an insurance company in Owings, Maryland. During his spare time, he would write novels, eventually churning out his first published work, 'The Hunt for Red October'.

During his life, Clancy wrote 14 novels. There are over 100 million copies of his books in print. Since his death, a number of writers have carried on his franchises, most notably Mark Greaney.

In 1996, Clancy founded Red Storm Entertainment, which created games in under the Tom Clancy moniker. Currently, Red Storm is owned by Ubisoft and has produced over 40 Tom Clancy games.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Wasn't Always A Wrestler, In Fact, He Was Shooting For The NFL!


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson now believes failure is critical in order for self-growth. But in his senior year of high-school, he had an injury that cost him his professional football career.

While his friends signed contacts for the NFL and he didn't get chosen, he battled depression, being extremely broke and living back with his family.

After he recovered, he turned that failure into positivity by attempting to work and sign a contract into wrestling.

It seems to have worked out for the better, as he became a famous, influential wrestler and became rich!

With humbleness still in-tact, The Rock considers failure absolutely crucial in order for one to successful remain humble and become successful.

He welcomes failure every once in a while to rejuvenate himself and get back on track. Talk about optimism!

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How do you become Google term famous? Have a name similar to a celebrity!


Heath Ledger's exemplary acting career will forever cement his place in Hollywood even years after his tragic and sudden death.

He died On January 22, 2008, about 7 months before his infamous role as the Joker in "The Dark Knight."

The day after, his name dominated Google searches, but a few people with spelling issues brought another Ledger into the spotlight.

The top 20 Google spots for January 23, 2008 were dominated by Heath Ledger searches, with the number two spot falling on Keith Ledger. Who? Nobody by that name even comes close to popping up when Googling it, instead directly showing results for Heath Ledger instead. Seriously, Google knows what you meant.

Other interesting, and funny, Google trends include the Jonas Brothers being a more popular term than both Jesus and The Beatles in 2008 and Chuck Norris beating the term "boobs" for a short period in 2006.

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Nintendo paid Mike Tyson just $50,000 to use his likeness for the NES Classic 'Mike Tyson's Punch Out!'


"Punch Out" or "Mike Tyson's Punch Out" was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. The boxing video game was consistently listed as one of the best games for the NES operating system.

However, despite his legendary status in the sport of boxing, Tyson was allegedly paid just $50,000 for a three-year use of his likeness. This was probably because when they licensed his image, he was yet to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

The game features the boxer Little Mac working his way up the boxing ranks to a final fight with the game version of Mike Tyson.

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You'll never guess what show the Breaking Bad stars have in common!


Before they were out in the desert breaking bad, a lot of the “Breaking Bad” crew shared another, less serious show to share on their resume.

Each got a single they appeared on, different from the others, in 1999.

Little did they know they'd eventually meet up to create one of the most memorable series of all time!

Bryan Cranston appeared in the episode “Paranoid Dick” where Dick convinces Mary about a conspiracy against the university. Cranston plays as Neil.

Aaron Paul appears in the episode “Dick's Big Giant Headache: Part 2” where The Big Giant Head continues to be inappropriate.

Paul plays an unnamed student. Finally, Bob Odenkirk appears in the episode “The Fifth Solomon” where Dick wrecks a car the Solomon family feels sentimental about. Odenkirk plays as Gary.

“3rd Rock from the Sun” ran from 1996 to 2001 spanning 6 seasons. It is mere coincidence that all three “Breaking Bad” stars played roles in the 1999 season. I wonder what kind of weird stories they swapped in between the violence, drug creating and tense moments on set.

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