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Old 07-08-2007, 12:42 AM   #121
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--David Alan Grier, Ice Cube, Dave Chappelle and John Travolta all turned down the offer to play the role of Bubba from Forrest Gump. Chevy Chase also turned down the role of playing Forrest.

--During the filming of "Batman Begins", Christian Bale lost his voice three times due to altering his voice while playing Batman.

--During the filming of Fight Club Brad Pitt chipped his tooth , but waited to have it capped until after filming because he felt it added to his character.
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Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died.

A mongoose is not a goose but more like a meercat, which is not a cat but more like a prairie dog, which is not a dog but more like a ground squirrel.

The U.S. Post Office handles 43 percent of the world’s mail.
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--Woody Harrelson's father is serving life in prison. Charles Harrelson is an organized crime-connected freelance hitman, who also has claimed that he was involved in John F. Kennedy's assassination.

--Sylvester Stallone's first movie acting role was in a porn movie, called Party at Kitty and Stud's. This movie came out in 1970, when Sly was but 24 years old. Stallone is the leading man in this film, and he later acknowledged in a Playboy interview that he was paid $200 for his role.

--During the filming of "Batman Begins", Christian Bale lost his voice three times due to altering his voice while playing Batman.
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--In June 1974 the mystery of Jack Nicholson's birth came to light. Jack's "sister" June was in fact Jack's mother. Jack, born on 22 April 1937, had been the illegitimate child of 17-year-old June Nicholson. Nicholson had spent his life up to age 37 assuming that his biological mother, June, was his sister, and that his maternal grandmother, Ethel May, was his mother. Even on their deathbeds, neither June nor Ethel May had offered up the truth.

--Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for Rocky and sold it for a very low price, on the condition that he star in the movie and receive a share of the profits. Rocky went on to win three Oscars, including best picture. It made Stallone's movie career.

--During the filming of the movie "Scream", director Wes Craven kept telling Drew Barrymore real life stories about animal cruelty in order to keep her looking scared and crying. She is a keen animal lover in real life.
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Around 2,000 left-handed people die annually due to improper use of equipment designed only for right handed people.

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President to be born in a hospital

Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane in case there is a crash.
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--In the movie "Scarface" the F-word is said 207 time, which works out to an average of 1.22 per minute.

--The stunt double for Bernie in the movie "Weekend at Bernie's" suffered a few broken ribs while filming the movie, due to all the pitfalls and stunts of playing a dead man; most notably in the scene involving Bernie being dragged around the surface of the lake, bumping into metal floating obstacles.

--During the filming of the movie "Scream", director Wes Craven kept telling Drew Barrymore real life stories about animal cruelty in order to keep her looking scared and crying. She is a keen animal lover in real life.
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--In June 1974 the mystery of Jack Nicholson's birth came to light. Jack's "sister" June was in fact Jack's mother. Jack, born on 22 April 1937, had been the illegitimate child of 17-year-old June Nicholson. Nicholson had spent his life up to age 37 assuming that his biological mother, June, was his sister, and that his maternal grandmother, Ethel May, was his mother. Even on their deathbeds, neither June nor Ethel May had offered up the truth.

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There is an average of 61,000 people airborne over the US at any given moment

Scotland has more redheads than any other part of the world.

Abraham Lincoln’s ghost is said to haunt the White House
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--In the pilot episode of the TV series "ER", George Clooney's cousin, Miguel Ferrer, appeared as a guest star, and George Clooney's aunt, Rosemary Clooney (Ferrer's mother), appeared in the second regular episode. George Clooney did not appear together in any scenes with either of them

--The television series "ER" was originally planned as a movie to be directed by Steven Spielberg. When plans fell through and the project eventually became a series, Spielberg became interested in another Michael Crichton creation: Jurassic Park
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The odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census

In “Silence of the Lambs”, Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks

Julius Caesar’s autograph is worth about $2,000,000
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--Hot dogs are the most widely consumed form of sausage in the USA.

--Ketchup has not always been made out of tomatoes. It started out as a general term for sauce, typically made of mushrooms or fish brine with herbs and spices. Mushroom ketchup is still available in some countries, such as the UK. Some popular early main ingredients include anchovy, oyster, lobster, walnut, kidney bean, cucumber, cranberry, lemon, and grape.

--The "baby carrots" sold in supermarkets, are often not from a smaller cultivar of carrot, but are simply full-sized carrots that have been sliced and peeled to make carrot sticks of a uniform shape and size.
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At the height of its power in 400 BC, the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.

The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters

The US has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.
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There are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. In the UK its 330

“The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.

John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles
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--To make Pop Rocks, the hot sugar mixture is allowed to mix with carbon dioxide gas at about 600psi. The carbon dioxide gas forms tiny, 600psi bubbles in the candy. When you put the candy in your mouth, it melts and releases the bubbles. What you are hearing and feeling is the 600psi carbon dioxide gas being released from each bubble.

--Drinking 16 ounces of ice water burns 17.5 Calories to warm the water to body temperature.
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