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Trivia: Real Genius
  • About Lazlo's plan to flood the Frito-Lay sweepstakes with entries:
    • The Frito-Lay plan was Truth in Television - it was based on an actual pra...er, exploit by playful Caltech students. It was done in 1975, when printers (and the hardware/software to make them print 1.2 million entries) were much less common; the prank also led directly to the reworking of the legal boilerplate on future contests to prevent it from happening again.
    • The "printer" Lazlo was using was actually mechanically writing the entries in large quantities, making them physically the same as any normal, hand-written entry (possibly to show it as a loophole evading method of the same tactic explained above.)
    • Those familiar with Caltech's pranking history will know that, as in the film, the Real Life sweepstakes caper resulted in the students winning significantly fewer of the prizes than mathematically expected.

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