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1/6th of the Time Spent Filming Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie Psycho was Spent Shooting the Shower Scene

1/6th of the Time Spent Filming Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie Psycho was Spent Shooting the Shower Scene

Noreen November 7, 2012 0

Text Version: In Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, Psycho, the shower scene was made up from 90 different shots using 70 different camera angles. The entire movie only took six weeks to shoot, however, that one

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The Leonardo DiCaprio Haircut That Had the Taliban in a Rage

The Leonardo DiCaprio Haircut That Had the Taliban in a Rage

Eddie Deezen September 24, 2012 25

Today I found out about the Leonardo DiCaprio haircut that had the Taliban in a rage. Titanic was released in December of 1997.  Many Hollywood insiders and naysayers predicted doom for the film.  After

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“To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before” is Thought to Have Been Inspired by a Line from a White House Pamphlet on Space

“To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before” is Thought to Have Been Inspired by a Line from a White House Pamphlet on Space

Daven Hiskey February 25, 2012 9

Today I found out the famous Star Trek line “…to boldly go where no one has gone before” is thought to have been inspired by a passage in a White House issued pamphlet on

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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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What Arwen is Saying (in English) After Crossing the River When Chased by the Ringwraiths in the Fellowship of the Ring

What Arwen is Saying (in English) After Crossing the River When Chased by the Ringwraiths in the Fellowship of the Ring

Daven Hiskey February 7, 2012 0

In Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring, when Arwen defeats the Ringwraiths after crossing the river, the words she speaks in that scene translate into English thus: “Waters of the Misty

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It’s a Wonderful Life was Based on a “Christmas Card” Short Story by Philip Van Doren Stern

It’s a Wonderful Life was Based on a “Christmas Card” Short Story by Philip Van Doren Stern

Daven Hiskey December 23, 2011 2

Today I found out It’s a Wonderful Life was based on a “Christmas Card” short story by Philip Van Doren Stern, which was originally sent out to around 200 of Stern’s friends and family

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Elizabeth Taylor was at One Time Carrie Fisher’s Step-Mother

Elizabeth Taylor was at One Time Carrie Fisher’s Step-Mother

Daven Hiskey November 13, 2011 0

Today I found out Elizabeth Taylor was at one time Carrie Fisher’s step-mother. Carrie Fisher, who’s best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, is the daughter of famed entertainers Eddie

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The Real Life “George Bailey” Who Founded Bank of Italy which Became Bank of America

The Real Life “George Bailey” Who Founded Bank of Italy which Became Bank of America

Daven Hiskey June 24, 2011 7

Today I found out about the real life “George Bailey” (It’s a Wonderful Life), who founded the Bank of Italy which became Bank of America. The man was A.P. Giannini who was said to

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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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The Name “Ewok” was Never Actually Spoken in Return of the Jedi

The Name “Ewok” was Never Actually Spoken in Return of the Jedi

Daven Hiskey May 11, 2011 2

##EMBED## The word “ewok” was never spoken in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.  It did, however, appear in the credits.  The name “Ewok” itself was inspired by Miwok Native American tribe.  The Miwok

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Leonard Nimoy Came Up With the Vulcan Nerve Pinch

Leonard Nimoy Came Up With the Vulcan Nerve Pinch

Daven Hiskey January 26, 2011 2

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn More Interesting Nimoy and Star Trek Related Facts Text Version Leonard Nimoy was the one to come up with the Vulcan nerve pinch.  In the first

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The First Time “Gay”, Meaning “Homosexual”, Was Used as Such in a Film

The First Time “Gay”, Meaning “Homosexual”, Was Used as Such in a Film

Daven Hiskey January 17, 2011 2

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn How ‘Gay’ Came to Mean Homosexual Text Version Bringing Up Baby in 1938 was the first film to use the word gay to mean homosexual.  Cary

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The First Time a Toilet Was Flushed in a Movie

The First Time a Toilet Was Flushed in a Movie

Daven Hiskey January 12, 2011 1

##EMBED## Click Here to Learn Why Toilets Are Also Called Johns Text Version The 1960 movie “Pyscho” is thought to be the first movie where a toilet is shown being flushed.  The momentous flushing

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