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Unlikely Story: Truth Is Stranger Than Pulp Fiction

A few weeks we asked you for your most unlikely stories—the kinds of things that make you scratch your head and think, “What are the chances?” Here’s one from one of Nautilus’ own editors.

Chanting can, apparently, be a pretty good marketing tool. It was chanting that turned me on to Reservoir Dogs, a cult movie by a then-little-known writer/director named Quentin Tarantino, in 1994. I was working as a junior counselor at an arts camp in Connecticut that summer. One day at lunch, two friends started chanting nonsense words, in unison and repeatedly, like some kind of tribal mantra. “Who-ka chocka, who-ka who-ka

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