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79. When Gene Wilder accepted the role of Willy Wonka, he had one condition.
In his first appearance, Wilder wanted Wonka to limp toward the crowd with a cane in hand before falling into a perfect somersault and jumping back up. The reason? “Because from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying or telling the truth.”
80. Dr. Seuss said he expected to spend “a week or so” writing The Cat in the Hat.
It actually took a year and a half.
81. The Reese in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is Harry Burnett Reese.
He was a former Hershey employee who created the famous candy in the 1920s.