We live in an era where, if you want to know more about a show, movie, book, or whatever that you like, you can simply BingTM that shit and find out that, for example, the word "fuck" is said 1.32 times per minute in Scarface, or that the population density of Springfield in The Simpsons is 1.5 people per square kilometer (and half those citizens sound like Hank Azaria). That's because the Internet is home to a relentless army of hardcore nerds who are willing to do the work of sifting through all of pop culture to come up with the hard numbers.
Among their more impressive/terrifying achievements are ...
A Complete Statistical Analysis of All 900-Plus LotR Characters
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When watching any Lord of the Rings movie, a franchise that includes massive battles, giant dragons, and talking trees, one question inevitably comes to mind: What is the life expectancy of the average Hobbit? The answer is 106 years, and we know this thanks to a Swedish fan named Emil Johansson, who not only cataloged every single character mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's novels (all 923 of them), but also used this information to create a thorough statistical analysis of Middle-Earth. He then put all of this on an interactive website, LotRProject.com.
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Including a Facebook page where he tagged every character in this picture.
It all started when Johansson was 14 and reading Tolkien's The Silmarillion, or trying to. There are so many freaking characters in the book that the young fan felt he needed a giant family tree to keep track of all of them. So he created just that:
At that age, we were just learning to draw dicks in Paint.
Johansson didn't just go through all the books, which are long enough as it is, but also through Tolkien's hundreds of letters, and he cataloged every detail of the ancestry of every character. On the interactive tree, all of the characters have a small link with their lifetimes and where they lived, who they had sex with, and what they created as a result. The lineage of Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen in the movies), for example, is mapped for over 50 generations.