The most implausible fictional worlds have real-world inspirations, often many of them. Writers draw from what they know, and mundane events from everyday life can grow and change into something completely different. in Cracked's latest pictofacts gallery, we find out some of the more odd inspirations that led to details in fictional worlds we all know and love.
Yeah, if you can't sleep at night because of the terror of your imagination, you may as well write it down and sell that story. See 22 entries that give us some insight into where the most creative storytellers on earth can find inspiration.