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101 things you didn't know about games

The first ever bar-coded item to be scanned at a retailers was a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. 'Typewriter' is the longest word that can be spelt using only the top row of letters on a keyboard. Donald Duck's middle name is 'Fauntleroy'. What's not to love about trivia? Those little nuggets of seemingly useless info harboured in your noggin, called upon to fill the void when the conversation goes uncomfortably quiet or when an innocuous keyword prompts its surprise appearance to the delight of anyone in earshot.

Of course, like any walk of life, gaming has plenty of these little known facts that have long since been lost down the back of the metaphorical sofa, only to be discovered by those who rummage deep enough or, indeed, have enough time on their hands to be rummaging in the first place.

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tplarkin73728d ago

There were some fun facts in that list.

malingenie3728d ago

Not too exciting... I can think of lots better ones... they've even been in their other lists...

khellendros13728d ago

I think one of the most interesting ones was #62. Final Fantasy was called that because it was intented to be the last game the studio made since they were broke. To think we almost missed out on one of the greatest franchises ever.