13 Bits Of Little-Known Info About Movies (And Other Stuff)

Sure, Sacha Baron Cohen gets a lot of praise, but maybe we didn’t even know how far he’s willing to go. Here’s the full story (and 12 others):


For the first Borat movie, Sacha Baron Cohen never washed Borat's suit. He never wore deodorant when he was filming, either, creating a Soviet-bloc smell the moment he walked into a room. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: NPR


EImo's unfilmed scene in the 2011 Muppets reboot turned out to be pretty meta. The scene had EImo being asked to be The Muppet Show's celebrity host, and a team of lawyers stepping in to nix that. In real life, Disney wanted to put Elmo in the movie, but a

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


The Tokyo Drift production had a designated fall guy. They couldn't get permits to shoot on location in Tokyo, SO they hired one guy to say he's the director when police showed up. He spent a night in jail, and director Justin Lin is forever grateful. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Digital Spy


The owners of the Breaking Bad house built a six-foot iron fence around it. For years, have been throwing pizzas on the house's roof (to recreate the scene where Bryan Cranston did that), and this was the only family's only remaining option to deal with it. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Entertainment Weekly


In 1869, a con artist made $30,000 with a fake giant statue. George Hull spent O0o on making a statue of a 10-foot giant he'd have buried and later found by workmen digging a well. His cousin started charging the thousands of people who came to view what he said

Source: History.com


Taco Bell has been trying to expand into Mexico for almost 30 years, but it's never worked. TACO BELLL They opened Taco Bell locations in Mexico in 1992 and 2007, and both times closed them quickly Mexicans thought the food was ugly-looking and inauthentic. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: VICE


The last time every living person was on Earth was 21 years ago. Since Oct 31, 2000, there has always been someone on the International Space Station (a total of 240 people have visited it). NOW YOU KNOW

Source: National Post


In WWIl, the U.S. Navy had a mascot: a 700-pig called King Neptune. They auctioned off parts of the pig, even though people knew the pig wouldn't be slaughtered - the auction winner just got a war bond. That way, the Navy raised $19 million in war bonds. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: NPR


Caffeine makes common headache drugs stronger. It makes drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen act more quickly, and makes their effect last longer. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: WebMD


A sting by one jellyfish species can give you a sense of impending doom. Irukandji syndrome, caused by the sting of Irukandji jellyfish, includes symptoms like headache, anxiety, vomiting, and a feeling you're about to die that's so strong patients beg their doctors to kill them just to get it

Source: The Cut


When cigarette prices went up in France between 2000 and 2008, poor people started smoking more. They knew they were addicted, but they smoked to cope with stress or loneliness, or to indulge in a cheap pleasure. On the other hand, managers and professionals started smoking less in that period.

Source: PMC


TMZ stands for Thirty Mile Zone, an area in Los Angeles county. ANDellen The zone was defined in 1971, and movies shooting inside it don't have to pay the cast and crew overnight travel expenses. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: LA Mag


The production of Mad Max: Fury Road moved from Australia because the desert had suddenly disappeared. Broken Hill (normally) There was way more rainfall than usual, so the barren area they'd picked (Broken Hill) was a lot more lush and lively than they wanted, and they moved to Namibia. NOW

Source: Traveller