20 Of The Most Famous Non-Musical One Hit Wonders

Posted by on December 28, 2016

Although one hit wonders are usually associated with music, today we are going to expand the definition significantly. Whether it is a book, toy, movie, video game, or even a sport, all of the following share one thing in common…they don’t have a sequel! These are 25 of the most famous non-musical one hit wonders!


Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

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This politician turned farmer was called upon by Ancient Rome to lead the army against Rome’s enemies during a military emergency. In spite of assuming the role of a supreme dictator, he resigned 2 weeks later after defeating Rome’s enemies and returned to his farm.


President James K. Polk

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Although he only served one term, he is considered to be the only president to fulfill all his campaign goals (such as the annexation of Oregon Country, Texas, and most of the Southwest). Of course, most of those goals weren’t really all that noble as they were motivated by greed and inevitably led to their fair share of war and death.



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It was a planet for 80 Earth years. That’s barely ⅓ of a Pluto year. That’s right, it was a planet for less than half of its year.



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The company came out with one shoe and then ran into inventory problems before it could diversify.


Rubiks Cube

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Erno Rubik made a few more math toys later in life, but none became quite so popular as his cube.