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  1. When Ready Player One was released, there was an easter egg in the book that lead readers to three challenges, including playing a new Richard Garriott game and setting a world record on a game for the Atari 2600. The winner of the challenges was awarded a vintage DeLorean.

  2. National Geographic hires an archivist who has worked by himself in the magazine office basement for over 30 years. He has handled hundreds of thousands of photographs and is responsible for about eight million images in the vintage collection

  3. Printer ink cost over 7 times more than Dom Perignon vintage champagne per milliliter

  4. National Geographic hires an archivist who has worked by himself in the magazine office basement for over 30 years. He has handled hundreds of thousands of photographs and is responsible for about eight million images in the vintage collection

  5. Bill Bonner is the guy Responsible for Millions of Vintage National Geographic Photos

  6. Wine contains minute amounts of super heavy water that can be used to determine the age of vintage wines.

  7. Before casting John Travolta as Vincent Vega in "Pulp Fiction", Quentin Tarantino invited him to his apartment (which was the same exact apartment Travolta lived in when he first got his start) to play a vintage "Welcome Back Kotter" board game.

  8. The prop used as Radar O'Reilly's teddy bear in M*A*S*H was a 1950s-vintage Cubbi Gund Cuddle Bear. Considering the television show was set during the Korean War, the prop master chose a Teddy bear that would have been appropriate for the time period.

  9. In 1968, when comic strip historian Bill Blackbeard learned that many libraries were throwing out their newspaper archives, he formed a non-profit to save them, collecting over 2.5 million vintage strips. The newspapers weighed over 75 tons and filled the entire upper floor of his house.

  10. A 'Codd-neck bottle', a type of bottle used to store carbonated drinks that is sealed by a glass marble. 'Vintage' bottles are now relatively rare because they were often smashed by children to retrieve the marble inside.

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What are some fun facts about vintage?

Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf of Star Trek fame) has owned several vintage jets including a T-33 (a trainer) and a Korean War era F-86 Sabre. His favorite movie is 'Top Gun.'

Vintage arcade games need old TVs that use CRT display technology. However many manufacturers are no longer making CRTs, and the little CRTs that are left are about to sell out.

John Travolta, besides being an actor, is also a commercial pilot for Qantas. He recently donated his vintage 1960s era Boeing 707 plane to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society. The aircraft was also owned previously by Frank Sinatra.

Most guns in the original "Star Wars" trilogy were regular firearms or modified WWI and WWII vintage pieces, firing blanks. This made it easier for actors to react to the firing of the weapons and for special effects artists to add the laser blasts over the muzzle flashes.

A forensic technique for comparing bullets, used to argue Lee Harvey Oswald's guilt in the JFK Assassination, was discredited in 2007 when scientists analyzed boxes of vintage 6.5 Carcano ammunition.

In 1970, 4 Kent State University students were shot and killed by the Ohio National Guard during a Vietnam War protest. In 2014, Urban Outfitters tried to sell a “vintage” bloody-looking Kent State sweatshirt on their website.

Quentin Tarantino owns an vintage cinema house in LA where he only shows his favourite films in 35mm film exclusively.

Zippo lighters have a manufacturing code on the bottom to find out it's a vintage or not

The Monkey's Paw in Toronto has the world's first "Biblio-Mat", a vending machine that will dispense a randomly selected vintage volume for $2.

A wine must be 95% from grapes of a particular year to carry a vintage label in the United States.

Radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl disaster has been used to accurately prove the vintage of fine wine - fact check

The oldest Scotch whiskey ever bottled was Glenlivet 70 Year Old, 1940 Vintage, Gordon & MacPhail Generations. It sold for $30,000.

Some luxury vintage cars used to have flower vases to freshen up the interior, and some (even for hearses) were made out of uranium glass -which could contain up to 25% uranium.

Harrison Ford was once piloting a vintage 2 seater plane that had a reported “engine failure” instead of risking the plane crashing and many people’s lives, Ford landed it safely on a golf course green resulting in only minor injuries

Thieves in Paris recently drilled through a limestone wall in the Catacombs into a high end apartment building wine cellar and made away with $300,000 worth of vintage wine.

Vintage coin-operated cigarette vending machines converted to dispense miniature canvas paintings.

Cracker Barrel's decor is actually authentic vintage local items from the town's history. Each restaurant is like a museum.

Sepia, a brown color-scale associated with vintage photography and instragram filters, is the Latin name for Cuttlefish; they were prized for their brown ink in the ancient world.

In 2015 Harrison Ford, a pilot, was in a plane crash when his vintage aircraft developed problems and he had to land on a golf course in California. He suffered a broken ankle and pelvis.

70% of one of the world's most expensive red wines, Château Lafite Rothschild, sold in China, is fake (the 2008 vintage produced a worldwide increase in price of over 125% in six months from release)

There was a popular sweet wine drunk in 16th and 17th century Britain called "Bastard", which came in white and brown varieties. It originated in Spain or Portugal and got its name from being a second-rate vintage mixed with honey. Brown Bastard wine is mentioned in Shakespeare's play Henry IV. - fact check

Seattle's Living Computer Museum founded by Paul Allen has world’s largest collection of fully restored and usable vintage computers from the 1960s to 1980s open to the public

Although the radium-226 in some vintage watch dials has a half-life of 1600 years, the glow fades in mere decades because of damage to the zinc sulfide phosphor crystals.

Carhenge. A replica of Stonehenge made entirely out of vintage cars located in Alliance, Nebraska.

There is a black market for vintage Kool-Aid - fact check