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    The filming of the movie 'Titanic' cost more than the Titanic itself!
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    Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear trousers.
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    The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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    Kermit the Frog is left-handed.
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    More than 3000 people auditioned for Afghan model in 2009. Only 10 were women.
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    Because of South Park’s Scientology episode, the Church of Scientology hired people to spy on Matt and Trey to find something on them to use for blackmail. The Church became frustrated when their investigation turned up nothing but the fact that they’re pretty normal people.
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    Before The Simpsons, Matt Groening drew cartoons for Apple computers.
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    On April Fool’s Day, 1976, the BBC convinced many listeners that a special alignment of the planets would temporarily decrease gravity on Earth. Phone lines were flooded with callers who claimed they felt the effects.
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    For each word he said in Terminator 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $21,429.
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    In Jurassic Park, the T-Rex wasn't supposed to come through and break the glass roof of the explorer during the attack scene, subsequently producing the noticeably genuine screams from the children.
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    The actor who portrays Mike from “Breaking Bad” began his acting career in an education film on menstruation and puberty in the mid-70’s.
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    Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics in the early 1990s so that he could play Spider-Man in his own movie.
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    In 1980, the coyote finally caught the road runner. He then asks the audience "Now what do I do?"
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    Peter Cullen, the voice actor who voices Optimus Prime, also voices Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.
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    In Jurassic Park, the dinosaurs are only on the screen for 15 minutes. The movie is over two hours long.
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    In Ice Age, the drawings of characters during the end credit roll - and Sid's drawing of himself on a wall - were all done by the children of the animators.
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    Before making Finding Nemo, the animation gurus at Pixar Studios had to take a graduate class in fish biology and oceanography.
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    A 1997 comedy movie by the name of “Trojan War” made only $309 in ticket sales. Its budget? 15 million.
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    In 1997, Kevin Smith was hired by Warner Brothers to write the script for a Superman movie. He was forced to write Superman without the power of flight and he had to fight a giant spider. The movie would’ve starred Nicolas Cage.
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    Shirley Henderson, the girl who played Moaning Myrtle (the ghost in the bathroom) was actually 37 years old when she played the character in the Harry Potter series.
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    People actually live in the Mos Eisley set from Star Wars.
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    There was a cable network called The Puppy Channel that, for 3 years, broadcast only broadcast footage of puppies playing.
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    The Simpsons are yellow because creator Matt Groening thought it was a good way to catch channel surfer’s attention when they saw a flash of yellow.
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    John Swartzwelder, a writer for the Simpsons, used to write episodes while sitting in a booth at a coffee shop "drinking copious amounts of coffee and smoking endless cigarettes". When California passed an anti-smoking law, he bought the diner booth and installed it in his house.
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    Heath Ledger locked himself in a hotel room for a month to prepare for his iconic role as the Joker in The Dark Knight
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    If the runway in the final action scene of Fast & Furious 6 was real, it would be at least 26 miles (42km) long.
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    Wilson the volleyball, from the movie 'Cast Away', won an award for 'Best Inanimate Object'.
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    It costs around 2.75 million dollars to make an episode of The Walking Dead, and it pulls in 11 million in commercial revenues for a profit of 8 million an episode
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    The girl who voiced Lilo from "Lilo & Stitch" (Daveigh Chase) was also Samara from The Ring.
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    Jason Earles played as a teenager in Hannah Montana, but he was actually born in 1977.
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    Ming-Na Wen, who portrays The Cavalry on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., was also the voice of Mulan. And she’s 50 years old.
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    The iconic roar made by Godzilla was produced by rubbing a leather glove across the strings of a double bass.
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    In the “Forrest Gump” novel that the movie is based on, Forrest goes into space with NASA. Upon his return, he crash lands on an island full of cannibals. He only survives because he manages to beat the head cannibal at chess everyday.
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    There is a cup of coffee in every scene of the movie Fight Club.
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    The scene in Skyfall where Daniel Craig is shaved with a classical razor lead to a 400% increase of straight edge razor sales.
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    If you arrange the first letters of the names of the main characters in Inception, you would get DREAMS.
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    While filming a guest appearance on Star Trek TNG, Stephen Hawking was taken on a tour of the USS Enterprise set. When he saw the Warp Core, he paused, and said “I’m working on that.”
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    Two surfboards left behind during the filming of “Apocalypse Now” are what gave birth to the Filipino surfing community.
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    Eminem was offered the lead role in the 2013 sci-fi movie, Elysium. He was interested but he turned it down due to one major condition not being met; Elysium would have to be shot in his hometown, Detroit.
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    Jon Heder was paid only $1,000 for his role in Napoleon Dynamite.
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    Over the whole Twilight saga, there are over 24 minutes of just staring.
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    Walt Disney was a high school dropout and he was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas."
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    Rather than use CGI, Tim Burton had 40 squirrels trained to crack nuts for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
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    God is the only Simpsons character to have five fingers on each hand.
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    The first guy to win Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (USA) used none of his lifelines until the final question, where he called his dad. During the call, he told his dad he didn't need any help on the final question, but he just wanted to let him know that he was about to win $1,000,000.

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