The director of GoldenEye 007 (the game) discovered an issue with the N64's hardware, prior to the console's launch. Silicon Graphics, makers of the N64 chipset, considered doing a revision with a fix, but ultimately decided not to, due to costs and the possibility of that causing another delay nintendolife.com/news/201…
In 2004, George Lucs released a "director's cut" of his 1971 feature film directorial debut, 'THX 1138', set in a dystopian future. Changes included added digital visual effects and revisions, including animated monkey-like people that live outside the enclosed city. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THX…
When a film script goes through edits while in production, each revision gets a color name based on the color of the paper it's printed on in order to track revisions--and it's in a particular color order. setheroapp.com/blog/film-…
Today I learned of the "Green Goblin Reborn!" from "The Amazing Spider-Man". Written by Stan Lee, the arc was published in 1971 and became the first mainstream comic publication which portrayed and condemned drug abuse. This effectively led to the revision of the Comics Code, which forbade such portrayal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The videogame Resident Evil 4 went through multiple revisions, and one of the early builds went on to become the first Devil May Cry game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
There's an open source brand of cola that's under the GNU Public License and has been through several revisions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Nina Simone's famous "Sinnerman" was a cover of Les Baxterr's song from 9 years earlier, a dramatic revision in tone and message from the original youtube.com/watch?v=0ZWlE…
There were so many elements invented for the Harry Potter series that JK Rowling had a dedicated continuity editor to ensure spells, item names & locations stayed consistent. She also approved revisions due to complaints (because you can't tell kids to "Keep your peckers up", Hagrid...) mtv.com/news/articles/159…
"One nation under God" wasn't added to the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954 and religion wasn't mentioned at all in the pledge until that revision en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ple…
The Walt Disney Company is such an opportunistic lobbying legal entity that they've successfully remodeled copyright law four times, to the point of having one of the revisions named after their questionably copyrighted cartoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The CLUTCH song 'Immortal' is a cover/revision of Leslie West's 'Baby I'm down'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pur…
In his December 9, 1968 demo known as 'The Mother of All Demos', Douglas Engelbart's featured the NLS system which included the earliest computer mouses as well as of video conferencing, word processing, hypermedia, revision control, a collaborative real-time editor and much more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Homosexual victims of NAZI concentration camps were excluded from reparations because such relations between men 21 & over were illegal until 1969, per a 1935 NAZI revision of paragraph 175. Their 1st public commemoration was May 8, 1985. The homosexuals convicted were pardoned in May 2002. ushmm.org/exhibition/pers…
Hercules (2014) is adapted from the work of recently deceased Steve Moore, who missed a contract revision that stripped him of his royalties. Then, against his wishes, his name was used in marketing the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Sylvester Stallone wanted to make Beverly Hills Cop a less comedic and more action-oriented film, which the studio rejected as being far too expensive so they went ahead with Eddie Murphy in the titular role. Stallone heavily revised the screenplay and made Cobra (1986). screenrant.com/beverly-hi…
The L96A1 sniper rifle was so revolutionary the British army had to increase the stated range of snipers by 50% and caused a minor issue when they didn't revise their sniper training program, leading to way more graduates. youtu.be/e0IvoKwvEbs
Even though he died in 1994, Kim Il-sung remains president of North Korea. The constitution was revised in 1998, declaring him 'Eternal President of the Republic', making North Korea the only necrocracy in the world - a government that still operates under the rules of a dead former leader. britannica.com/biography/…
Today I learned about Sandra Perron, the first female infantry officer in the Canadian Army. Viewed as a threat by the male officers, she was beaten, tied to a tree, and left in the snow for two hours without boots. Her experience forced the army to revise its procedures to prevent harassment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Despite the average IQ score being "100" for the population, these tests are made to have an average score of 100. Psychologists revise the test every few years in order to maintain 100 as the average. healthline.com/health/ave…
In 2015 Forbes named Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes the youngest and wealthiest self-made female billionaire in America based on a $9 billion valuation of her company. Yet within a year, following revelations of potential fraud about its claims, Forbes revised her net worth to zero dollars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Marvel, DC, and other major comic book publishers adopted the "Comics Code" in 1954. Under the Code, criminals could not be depicted sympathetically, and police, judges, and government officials could not be shown as corrupt. The code was revised over time and was abandoned in the 2000s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Mark Twain authored a revised version of The Battle Hymn of the Republic in response to the US Imperialism and the Philippine-American War in 1900. Lines include "Mine eyes have seen the orgy of the launching of the Sword" and "As Christ died to make men holy, let men die to make us rich" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
If you revise for exams with mostly quizzes as opposed to reading, you can increase correctness scores by 19%, - using - the - same - time! whatworks.site/retesting-…
Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus have adopted the Revised Julian calendar, which currently aligns its dates with the Gregorian calendar but will start differing from February 2800 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rev…
The first two NASA space shuttle launches, STS-1 & STS-2, had the main external tank painted white instead of the more familiar orange color. Designers revise the tank materials which eliminated the need for painting and just left them orange. In doing so, this also saved 600 lbs. of weight. nasa.gov/multimedia/podca…
Rod Serling, best known as the narrator and creator of The Twilight Zone, is responsible for the iconic ending of the original Planet of The Apes(1968). Serling's script was ultimately rejected and revised, but the final version retained the Statue of Liberty scene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
That, as a favour, Frank Sinatra taped a personalised version of "The Lady Is a Tramp" for the birthday of Ringo Starr’s then-wife Maureen. The revised lyrics include the lines: "She married Ringo / And she could have had Paul / That’s why the lady is a champ” ibtimes.com/when-frank-si…
In the book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' Oompa Loompas were originally African Pygmies. After announcement of a film adaptation, Dahl published a revised version because transportation of Oompa Loompas resembled slavery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Following controversy over the violent nature of his two recent PG films, Gremlins(1984) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom(1984), Steven Spielberg suggested that the MPAA revise their rating system to better advise potential viewers about content. Months later PG-13 was created. today.com/popculture/pg-1…
The movie Natural Born Killers was an original screenplay by Quentin Tarantino that was heavily revised by Stone for the movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The British Standards Institute produced a 5000+ word report on how to make a perfect cup of tea, including implements and equipment, ideal temperature and when to add milk. iso.org/standard/73224.ht…
In 1967 a High School history teacher turned his class into a revised Hitler Youth organization to prove that even in a Democratic society people will do anything to fit in. documentary24.com/watch-t…
The Arkham Horror board game was originally published in 1987 by Chaosium, thus the 2005 Fantasy Flight version is revised and reprinted. The game was originally submitted to Chaosium Inc. by Richard Launius and won "Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Boardgame of 1987" in Origins Awards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark…
Today I learned of the Colorado Coalfield War, when a camp of striking miners and their families were massacred, sparking a conflict resulting in revised labor laws in the US en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
There is A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. youtu.be/KaOC9danxNo
Many scientific definitions will be revised on 20 May 2019. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
Retcon: Abbreviation for β€œretroactive continuity,” β€œreframing past events to serve a current plot need.” Also used as a verb meaning β€œto revise history. nancyfriedman.typepad.com…
The ISBN was first published in 1970 as a 10 digit number and was revised in 2007 to have 13 numbers. Some books published before this or published privately rely on title alone for ID. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
In the late 1950s Ford Motor Co. was considering dropping Mercury and Lincoln from their brand portfolio. However, after Ford President Robert MacNamara, a proponent of such move, left the company to join the Kennedy administrstion, Mercury and Lincoln were revised instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
There is a law in Philippines that you can actually 'legally' kill or physically injure your spouse or the person he or she is having a sexual intercourse with when you caught them in the act while making love. filipiknow.net/weird-laws…
The Bank of Canada ruled that production of banknotes in the Birds of Canada series would be revised to require 100% cotton fibre in 1984. Now all banknotes in the series are considered unfit for circulation , as none of the banknotes contain the minimum security feature of a metallic stripe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
The movie Inside Out's film producers consulted numerous psychologists who helped revise the story by emphasizing neuropsychological findings that altered the script to make it more accurate. greatergood.berkeley.edu/…
In 2003 a referendum was passed in Liechtenstein to revise the constitution to expand the prince's powers. Prince Hans-Adam II had threatened to leave the country if the referendum did not result in his favour. The resolution passed with approximately 64% in favour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie…
Hitler killed more noncombatants than Stalin. Stalin's death toll has been revised in lieu of new information available to historians after the collapse of the Soviet Union. nybooks.com/articles/2011…
In the original version of The Hobbit, Gollum willingly bets the ring on the outcome of the Riddle Game, and they part on friendly terms. It was later revised to it's current version to fit Tolkien's planned sequel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A geography professor once proposed a revised U.S. map with only 38 states. State lines were redrawn in less-populated areas, isolating large cities and reducing their number within each state, and each state was given a new name. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Upon hearing the Power Mac 7100 project bore his name Carl Sagan sent Apple a cease-and-desist order; the product team then revised the name to BHA - Butt Head Astronomer lettersofnote.com/2012/03…
The flute from Star Trek Next Generation's "The Inner Light" episode sold at auction for 160 times Christie's original estimated sale price and 48 times the auction directors' later revised estimate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In the original print of The Hobbit, Gollum offered Bilbo the One Ring as a reward to winning the riddle game. J.R.R. Tolkien revised the scene in later editions of The Hobbit to fit the concept of the ruling ring while writing Lord Of The Rings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Tolkien revised The Hobbit, and Gollum originally didn't mind losing the one ring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Why textbooks are so expensive & so frequently revised - 1) used book companies & 2) universities turning control of bookstores over to major companies psychologicalscience.org/…
The "65 million years ago" so often quoted in science and cinema when talking about the extinction of the dinosaurs was actually found to be slightly inaccurate in 2013, when it was revised to roughly 66 million years ago. sfgate.com/science/articl…
The official magnitude of the earthquake that struck Japan on 11 March 2011 was revised upward: 9.1 earthquake.usgs.gov/earth…

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