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#1. Marge Simpsons Bunny Ears

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In the cartoon series Marge Simpson was intended to have bunny ears hidden inside of her beehive hairdo. Later they decided to cut the idea due to inconsistencies. You can see Marge’s bunny ears in The Simpsons Arcade Game.

 

#2. Dahlsim’s Skull Collar

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Street Fighter’s Dahlsim wears a collar made of skulls around his neck. He wears this to honor a group of children that died of illness in his village.

 

#3. Nintendo’s Fortune

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Over the years Nintendo has made so much money, They could lose $250 Million dollars every year and still survive to 2052, or longer.

 

#4. Flowjam & Whirl

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Originally Toejam & Earl were named Flowjam & Whirl by the games designer. The name change was due to a misunderstanding by the programmer. Since Sega liked the names, they decided to roll with it.

 

#5. inFamous Second Son’s Phone #

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In inFamous Second Son you’ll find a billboard with the phone # 1-844-HELP-DUP. Calling it in real life used to connect you to a message from the games main protagonist. I just tried it, and it no longer works.

 

#6. Zelda’s Hidden Name

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Putting 5 of the Zelda dungeon maps from the 2nd play-through next to each other spells out ZELDA.

 

#7. Mario’s Mushrooms

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The mushrooms found in the Super Mario games are modeled after the fungi know as Amanita Muscaria. This mushroom is known to make the user feel like they are growing in size. Alice in Wonderland also referenced these shrooms.

 

#8. Pirated Earthbound Glitch

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Ever wonder why its so hard to find a Earthbound rom? The game was designed so if pirated, more enemies will appear, and the game will freeze during the final boss fight, causing you to loose all of your data.

 

#9. To Much Angry Birds

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Human beings have spent over 200 thousand years collectively playing Angry Birds. That is roughly around the amount of time we have spent on the planet Earth.

 

#10. Sega & Capcom’s Name Origin

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The name “Sega” was created by putting the first 2 letters of the words “Service Games” together. The name “Capcom” was created by putting the first 3 letters of “Capsule Communicator” together.

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