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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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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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“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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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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An Asteroid Field Would Actually Be Quite Safe to Fly Through

An Asteroid Field Would Actually Be Quite Safe to Fly Through

Daven Hiskey December 8, 2011 10

Today I found out it is actually quite safe to fly through an asteroid field. The reality is that the asteroids in asteroid fields are incredibly far apart and most of the objects in

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How the Classic “Arrrrrr” Noise Worked Its Way Into Movie Pirate Speak

How the Classic “Arrrrrr” Noise Worked Its Way Into Movie Pirate Speak

Daven Hiskey November 18, 2011 2

The classic “arrrrr” noise that accompanies pirate-speak in movies is thought to have its origins in the 1950s version of Treasure Island.  Actor Robert Newton played a particularly memorable pirate character, Silver. He later

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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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Robert Downey Jr. Modeled His Portrayal of Tony Stark After Elon Musk, One of the Founders of Zip2, Paypal, Tesla Motors, Solar City, and SpaceX

Robert Downey Jr. Modeled His Portrayal of Tony Stark After Elon Musk, One of the Founders of Zip2, Paypal, Tesla Motors, Solar City, and SpaceX

Daven Hiskey August 5, 2011 11

Today I found out Robert Downey Jr. modeled his portrayal of Tony Stark after Elon Musk, one of the founds of Zip2, Paypal, Tesla Motors, Solar City, and SpaceX. During the planning stages of

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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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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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The “Twinkies” Eaten on Zombieland Were Not Real Twinkies

The “Twinkies” Eaten on Zombieland Were Not Real Twinkies

Daven Hiskey April 22, 2011 26

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn More Twinkie Facts Being a vegan and raw-foodist, Woody Harrelson did not actually eat any real Twinkies in the movie Zombieland.  Rather, the “Twinkies” he was

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The Domino Scene in V for Vendetta Included Over 22,000 Dominoes

The Domino Scene in V for Vendetta Included Over 22,000 Dominoes

Daven Hiskey March 23, 2011 0

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and More Facts About V for Vendetta The scene in V for Vendetta where V knocks over the dominoes forming the giant letter V took four professional domino assemblers

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ZZ Top Played the Square Dance Band in Back to the Future III

ZZ Top Played the Square Dance Band in Back to the Future III

Daven Hiskey March 7, 2011 3

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn More Interesting ZZ Top Facts In Back to the Future III, ZZ Top played the Square Dance Band

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John Lithgow Did the Voice of Yoda on the Radio Dramatizations of Star Wars

John Lithgow Did the Voice of Yoda on the Radio Dramatizations of Star Wars

Daven Hiskey February 12, 2011 0

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn Who Did the Voice of Yoda on the Movies Text Version The voice of Yoda on the radio dramatizations of the Empire Strikes Back and Return

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