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Series: Pokémon
There is a gene in the human body that was originally named "Pokemon", but was renamed to "ZBTB7". The name change was sparked by The Pokemon Company threatening legal action against the center that discovered ZBTB7, as it is a cancer-causing gene.
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The human body has a Gene called "Sonic Hedgehog", named after the character. The gene has an inhibitor (something that stop the process of a gene) named "Robotnikinin", named after Sonic's Nemesis, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.
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World of Warcraft
Between 2004 and 2011, the human race collectively spent almost 6 million years playing World of Warcraft.
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Developer: Konami
The infamous Konami Code was made by Konami programmer Kazuhisa Hashimoto after failing to beat "Gradius" on the NES. He programmed a simple code into the game that gave him a full set of power-ups, which allowed him to play test the game to the end.
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Princess Zelda was named after Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

When asked about the name, Miyamoto said, "Zelda was the name of the wife of the famous novelist Francis Scott Fitzgerald. She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of her name. So I took the liberty of using her name for the very first Zelda title."
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Series: Rock Band
When Harmonix was secretly developing the Rock Band Network (A network that allows artists to make their music playable in Rock Band games), they gave it the unofficial code name "Rock Band: Nickleback" to avoid attracting attention. They thought adding "Nickelback" to the title would deflect any and all curiosity, ensuring it wouldn't be leaked.
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Metal Gear Solid
Most of the voice actors were credited under pseudonyms since they did not know if the project was supported by the Screen Actors Guild. The only ones who used their real names were David Hayter (Solid Snake) and Doug Stone (Psycho Mantis).
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