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How the Marx Brothers Got Their Nicknames

How the Marx Brothers Got Their Nicknames

Eddie Deezen October 1, 2012 2

Today I found out four of the five Marx brothers got their nicknames during a poker game. The famed Marx family comedy act was made up of Julius, Adolph, Leonard, Milton, and Herbert Marx.

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The Guy Who Played Luke Skywalker Has Played the Character of the Joker Longer Than Any Other Actor

The Guy Who Played Luke Skywalker Has Played the Character of the Joker Longer Than Any Other Actor

Daven Hiskey September 18, 2012 3

Today I found out Mark Hamill currently holds the record for playing the Batman character of “Joker” longer than any other actor and in more spinoffs. “I’ve never seen him play the Joker”, you

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Why are the Emmy Awards Called Emmys?

Why are the Emmy Awards Called Emmys?

Daven Hiskey July 26, 2012 0

Rebecca S. asks: The other day you answered why the Oscars are called the Oscars, now why are the Emmy Awards called “Emmy”? This one’s got a more succinct and well documented answer than

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Whoopi Goldberg was Once a Phone Sex Operator

Whoopi Goldberg was Once a Phone Sex Operator

Daven Hiskey June 15, 2012 12

Today I found out Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known as Whoopi Goldberg, was once a phone sex operator. On the December 16, 2011 episode of “The View”, which Goldberg is a co-host of (since

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Tom Cruise’ Real Name is Thomas Mapother IV

Tom Cruise’ Real Name is Thomas Mapother IV

Daven Hiskey April 10, 2012 0

Tom Cruise’ real name is Thomas Mapother IV.  Tom Cruise certainly has a little better ring to it.  Interestingly, Cruise actually wanted to be a priest (and not for Scientology).  Mapother seems to fit

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Chuck Norris’ First Name is Actually Carlos

Chuck Norris’ First Name is Actually Carlos

Daven Hiskey April 3, 2012 2

Today I found out Chuck Norris’ first name is actually Carlos. “Chuck” Norris was born Carlos Ray Norris all the way back in 1940 (yes, he’s 72 years old now and even recently had

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Katy Perry’s Real Name is Katheryn Hudson

Katy Perry’s Real Name is Katheryn Hudson

Daven Hiskey April 2, 2012 0

Katy Perry’s real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, but she created the stage name “Katy Perry” so as not to be confused with Kate Hudson.  Before she did this, she did release an album

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Eric Clapton was to Meet Up with Jimi Hendrix on the Night Hendrix Died; He was Also With Stevie Ray Vaughan On the Night He Died

Eric Clapton was to Meet Up with Jimi Hendrix on the Night Hendrix Died; He was Also With Stevie Ray Vaughan On the Night He Died

Daven Hiskey March 27, 2012 11

Today I found out Eric Clapton was to meet up with Jimi Hendrix on the night Hendrix died.  He was also with Stevie Ray Vaughan on the night he died. Clapton was good friends

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Ron Jeremy was a Special Education Teacher Before Pursuing a Career as an Adult Film Actor

Ron Jeremy was a Special Education Teacher Before Pursuing a Career as an Adult Film Actor

Daven Hiskey February 21, 2012 8

Today I found out Ron Jeremy was a special-ed teacher before pursuing a career as an adult film actor. In college, as an undergraduate, Ron Jeremy earned both a B.A. in education and a

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Dick Van Dyke was Once Saved by Porpoises When He Found Himself Lost at Sea on a Surfboard

Dick Van Dyke was Once Saved by Porpoises When He Found Himself Lost at Sea on a Surfboard

Daven Hiskey February 20, 2012 3

Today I found out Dick Van Dyke was once saved by porpoises when he found himself lost at sea on a surfboard. In his younger years, Dick Van Dyke frequently spent time surfing.  In

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Peter Jackson Didn’t See the Completed Theatrical Version of the Return of the King Until Watching the Premiere in New Zealand

Peter Jackson Didn’t See the Completed Theatrical Version of the Return of the King Until Watching the Premiere in New Zealand

Daven Hiskey February 17, 2012 0

Peter Jackson didn’t see the completed theatrical version of the Return of the King film from start to finish until watching it at the premiere in New Zealand.  This was due to the fact

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Wil Wheaton Did the Voices for Various Romulans on the 2009 Star Trek Film

Wil Wheaton Did the Voices for Various Romulans on the 2009 Star Trek Film

Daven Hiskey November 3, 2011 0

##EMBED## Wil Wheaton did voices for various romulans in the 2009 movie Star Trek.  This was kept a secret until fairly close to when the movie came out.  In his own words: “JJ Abrams

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Where R2-D2′s Name Came From

Where R2-D2′s Name Came From

Daven Hiskey September 22, 2011 0

##EMBED## Click Here For Sources and for Interesting Facts About the Man Who Did the Voice for Yoda Text Version R2-D2′s name came from the movie-maker lingo “reel 2, dialog 2&#

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Ivan Drago From Rocky IV is Actually a Real Life Genius

Ivan Drago From Rocky IV is Actually a Real Life Genius

Jon August 11, 2011 3

Note: This is a guest article contributed by frequent TIFO visitor and owner of DumpADay, Jon. Today I Found Out that Dolph Lundgren (A.K.A. Ivan Drago) is a real life genius. I guess the

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Nicolas Cage was Originally Offered the Part of Aragorn in Lord of the Rings

Nicolas Cage was Originally Offered the Part of Aragorn in Lord of the Rings

Daven Hiskey July 16, 2011 8

Today I found out Nicolas Cage was originally offered the part of Aragorn in Lord of the Rings.  Cage stated in an interview that he turned down the offer due to the around three

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As a Child, Phil Collins was an Extra on Chity Chity Bang Bang

As a Child, Phil Collins was an Extra on Chity Chity Bang Bang

Daven Hiskey June 30, 2011 2

##EMBED## Before devoting himself more or less exclusively to music, Phil Collins was a child actor, appearing in various rolls, including: playing The Artful Dodger in the London production of Oliver!; an extra in

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The Klingon and Vulcan Languages Were Initially Developed by “Scotty”

The Klingon and Vulcan Languages Were Initially Developed by “Scotty”

Daven Hiskey May 12, 2011 0

##EMBED## Both the Klingon language and the Vulcan language were initially very crudely developed by James Doohan, who played “Scotty” on the original Star Trek.  Later, these languages were expanded and refined by professional

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Mike Myers Really Did Have an Ex Give Him a Gun Rack to Try to Win Him Back

Mike Myers Really Did Have an Ex Give Him a Gun Rack to Try to Win Him Back

Daven Hiskey May 12, 2011 1

##EMBED## Mike Myers really did have an ex give him a gun rack.  A week after his ex broke up with him, she tried to win him back by getting him a gun-rack, which

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