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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.


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.


Without gin and underage drinking, we would never have Dr. Seuss. Curious? Read on!

Dr. Seuss hardly needs an introduction. Most kids should be familiar with his famous poems and books, including Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Horton Hears a Who.

His real name was Theodor Geisel, and he was a member of the Dartmouth College class of 1925. At Dartmouth, he joined the humor magazine Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, eventually becoming editor in chief.

At Dartmouth, he was caught drinking gin, and so the Dean insisted that he resign from all extracurricular activities, including the magazine. In order to continue working on the magazine without the Dean’s knowledge, he came up with the name Dr. Seuss.


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Nicolas Cage has some pretty interesting pets--including one he claimed helped with his acting!

Hate him or love him, Nicolas Cage has cemented his name in current pop culture.

Known for his over-enthusiastic acting, spending copious amounts of dough, or the lack of care he takes in choosing his roles, you know his movies are going to be great—even if it's in that awful, campy kind of way.

Well, now you can thank his own personal acting coach: his pet octopus!

Among Nicolas Cage's many purchases, including yachts, a jet, a castle, many cars, and an island, he also allegedly spent $276,000 on animals.

They were Moby and Sheba, his two king cobras, and an unnamed octopus. But why? Was he interest in marine biology? No, he said that it would help him with his acting.

Unfortunately, upkeep became too much and the little guy had to go.

A couple fun of tidbits about Cage: he has 77 credits as an actor.His highest rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes was 95% with 1993's Red Rock West.

The lowest rated? Also 1993's Deadfall at 0%. What a crazy year for the Cage!


You'll never guess how many people have voiced Donald Duck over the years!

Though his voice is one of the most fun to mimic, Donald Duck hasn't been the host to many voice artists.

In fact, since his conception in 1934 by Walt Disney Productions, there have only been two people who have brought the iconic voice to life—at least in an official sense.

Voice performer Clarence Nash audition for Walt Disney Studios when he found out they were looking for people to make animal sounds for the cartoons.

Disney was looking to create a character that could portray some of the more negative character traits that Mickey could no longer hold since becoming a children's role model. Nash's impression of a duck won them over and he became the original voice artist for the infamous angry duck.

Nash died in 1985 with “Mickey's Christmas Carol” being his last performance as Donald in 1983. Nash's pupil, Tony Anselmo, took over with the first time in the film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” It was a challenging first role, challenging Daffy Duck, voiced by creator Mel Blanc, to a piano duel. He still voices the duck to this day.



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