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  1. George Lucas approved of Mel Brooks’ Star Wars parody Spaceballs and signed off on a fair use agreement. The only condition was that no Spaceballs merchandise would be made to compete with Star Wars merchandise. This is why there’s never been any Spaceballs figures, cereal, or flamethrower.

  2. Hugh Jackman started his own coffee brand and foundation called "Laughing Man" after meeting a struggling coffee farmer in Ethiopia. His goal was to provide a marketplace for farmers in developing countries to sell their goods for a fair price. Jackman donates 100% of profits.

  3. In Season 8 Episode 2 of 'The Fairly OddParents', Timmy Turner is on fairy trial for keeping his first ever wish a secret. It's revealed that the wish was for everyone to stop aging so he could have his fairies forever. When asked how long ago the wish was made, he guesses around 50 years.

  4. Over the course of its 20 years on Nickelodeon, The Fairly OddParents has been cancelled five times

  5. When "Battlefield Earth" won the Razzie Award for Worst Movie of the Decade, screenwriter J.D. Shapiro accepted in person saying: "No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn’t really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those."

  6. Martin Couney set up infant incubator shows at Coney Island, Atlantic City and World's Fairs, charging 25c to view premature babies. He offered free care for 'weakling babies', proving the success of incubators. He saved over 6,500 babies from ~1900-43.

  7. Cheating is so acceptable in China that the people will riot if not allowed to do so. Over 2000 people barricaded school staff while chanting "There is no fairness if you do not let us cheat" after students were confiscated of their cheats.

  8. Dionne Quan, best known as the voice of Trixie Tang from Fairly Odd Parents and Kimi from Rugrats, is legally blind and all her acting scripts are written in Braille.

  9. For decades, the only "premature wards" in the US were carnival attractions at Coney Island and World's Fairs. From the 1890s-1930s, the "Incubator Exhibits" saved thousands of babies' lives, at no charge to the parents. All costs were paid by entrance fees.

  10. The Dinkleberg's from the Nickelodeon show Fairly Odd Parents is a reference to D.I.N.K., meaning Dual Income No Kids, which refers to married couples like the Dinklebergs who have large amounts of money due to not spending it on kids.

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In Ancient Thebes there was a fairly successful band of warriors consisting entirely of 150 gay couples. They were chosen based on the idea that "you fight better when trying to impress your lover"

Samuel Colt, famous for producing the revolver,originally created underwater mines. They were highly effective, however John Quincy Adams scuttled the project as "not fair and honest warfare" and termed the Colt mine an "unchristian contraption." So Colt returned his attentions to guns.

At a 1984 Queen gig, Freddie Mercury took a nasty fall and hurt his leg midway through the show. After convening with his bandmates, he decided it wouldn't be fair to fans to end it. In substantial pain, he performed Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You & We Are the Champions seated at his piano.

A family in China adopted what they thought was a dog and raised it for 2 years, only to find out it was an Asiatic black bear. They reportedly couldn't figure out why the dog kept growing. It turns out that sort of mix-up happens fairly often.

In 2012, JC Penny implemented a "Fair and Square" policy that did away with sales prices and coupons that fool customers and instead priced everything at what it's actually worth. Customers hated it, the CEO was fired, and the deceptive pricing was quickly reinstated.

The League of Women Voters used to run presidential debates that gave every nominee a equal amount of time to speak, Republicans and Democrats joined together to make the Commission for Presidential Debates, making it harder for third parties to be fairly represented

After Nigel the English-speaking African grey parrot vanished from his owner's California home for four years, making a return fairly unlikely, amazingly he not only returned but could now speak Spanish.

The FCC had a rule called the Fairness Doctrine that required News broadcasters to present issues on politics in manner that was honest, equitable, and balanced. It was eliminated in 1987.

In 1997, 14 year old Nathan Zohner was able to get 43 out of 50 of his classmates to vote to ban "Dihydrogen Monoxide" for his science fair project. His project aimed to prove that the use of true facts can lead the ignorant public to false conclusions. He won first prize.

In 1984 Summer Olympics Judo final, Egypt's Mohamed Ali Rashwan lost to Japan's Yasuhiro Yamashita who previously tore a right calf muscle. Rashwan did not aim for Yamashita's right leg because he did not regard that as a fair play. He won an award from the International Fairplay Committee.

An April Fool's Day Joke on the BBC resulted in a number of people contacting them in order to discover how they could grow their own Spaghetti Trees. At the time, Spaghetti was fairly unknown in the UK. It is regarded as one of the biggest hoaxes ever from a reputable news establishment.

In Washington State there is a "mutual combat" law that takes legal precedence as long as two individuals consensually engage in a fair fight and don't harm bystanders/property. Police officers are not allowed to intervene, even if they are a few feet away.

71% of Americans are "fairly certain" that Alexander Hamilton is among their nation's past presidents. This confidence in Hamilton having been president is higher than for six actual presidents.

AOL had volunteer mods that filed a class action lawsuit against AOL, claiming that AOL volunteers performed work equivalent to employees and thus should be compensated according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Despite its fairly strong cult following, "Scott Pilgrim vs The World" fell nearly $10 million dollars short of its $85 million dollar budget - even after DVD & Blu-Ray sales.

Between 1309 and 1814 the River Thames could freeze so deeply that people would hold fairs on them. Often having large Bonfires and could even hold elephants on it.

For a science fair experiment in 1969, a 14 year old scientist used genes to change chicken feathers from white to partially black, which his teacher said was playing God.

There was a little ice age between 1600 and 1814. The river Thames in London used to completely freeze over for 2 months per year allowing "Frost Fairs" to take place with football pitches, bowling matches, fruit-sellers, shoemakers, barbers... even a pub or two.

Caltech students snuck into two fairs at MIT for the prospective freshmen and handed out T-shirts that were packaged so that "MIT" was on the front, but on the back were the words "because not everybody can go to Caltech" were hidden until the package was opened

The Ferris Wheel, moving walkway, Pabst Blue Ribbon, squashed penny souvenirs, Juicy Fruit gum, and Aunt Jemima pancake mix were all unveiled at the 1893 Chicago World Fair

The character ‘The Crimson Chin’ in Fairly Odd Parents was and still is voiced by Jay Leno

A man by the name of Roger Williams was the galvanizer for Jeffersonian Democracy (ie separation of church and state) and was a staunch proponent for fair dealings with Native Americans. He was a devout man who saw organized religions as bastardizations of faith and God.

Popcorn became popular during the Great Depression because it was fairly inexpensive.

Diamonds are actually fairly common. The reason they are worth so much is because the DeBeers mining group withholds stock to artificially reduce supply.

Three 16-year-old girls were able to cut germination time in half and increase dry-mass crop yields 74% by introducing nitrogen-fixing bacteria to non-leguminous crops like oats and barley. The experiment won them the 2014 Google Science Fair.

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How Scrabble would look if letters had fair representation. More H, less I.