13 Intriguing Things You Might Not Have Known About Movies (And More)

You might think you’d be given at least, say, an afternoon to think about committing to a job that would take over a decade. If so, Hollywood would disappoint you. More details on that and 12 other stories:

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The interviews at the start of Interstellar are (mostly) real. One of them includes an actor (Ellen Burstyn), but the others are interviews with real people, describing what they lived through, from the 2012 documentary Dust Bowl. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Washington Post

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Big Bird is a different color in different countries. Pino They're called his cousins on the show, and they include Abelardo (green, from Mexico), Pino (blue, from the Netherlands) and Minik Kus (orange, from Turkey). NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Snopes

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2012's Skyfall revived the straight razor industry. The movie's straight razor scene led to a spike in demand that didn't totally fade away even years later. One company went from making 8,000 straight razors per year in the mid-2000s to having orders for 000 a decade later. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: Outside Online

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The first ideas for Indiana Jones involved making him a pedo. At an early brainstorming session for the character, George Lucas suggested that he and Marion Ravenwood might have had an affair when he was an adult and she was 11. He then moved her age up to all of

Source: Polygon

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High G-Forces gives pilots something called geasles. They're small, dark spots on your skin that form when capillaries burst due to the intense pressure, and they're called G-measles (or geasles for short). NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: SOFREP

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There are no snakes in New Zealand. The islands that make up the country have zero native snake species -- a few lizard species are the closest thing. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: NZ Pocket Guide

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In the 17th century, coffee was thought to make men impotent. At one point, in an attempt to restore their husbands' virility, a bunch of London women petitioned against coffee houses. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: the Guardian

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Scientists can work out how much pee there is in a pool by measuring artificial sweeteners. Some of those sweeteners aren't digested and don't easily break down in water, so measuring their amount in a pool gives you a pretty good idea of the amount of pee. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: NPR

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The Pentagon wasted $5 billion on a plane that was never made. The A-12 Stealth Bomber was billed as a long-range bomber for the 21st century, but the development program just fizzled out after burning a bunch of money and never produced anything (except lawsuits). NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Foreign Affairs

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A single animal species has a skeleton that's part metal. It's the scaly-foot snail, a critter found on hydrothermal events deep in the ocean, and its shell and scales (i.e. its skeleton) are partly made out of iron sulphides. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: ScienceFocus

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Breakdancing has officially become an Olympic sport. TORNiA 86 Ch The first breakdancing event will be held at the 2024 Olympics in Paris -. it's part of the Olympic committee trying to get a younger crowd to tune in. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: ESPN

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Making a pound of honey requires 000 hours of bee flight. frr In other words, a bee is going to fly over a distance that's twice the circumference of the Earth to gather enough nectar to make one pound of honey. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Honey Council

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They asked Don Cheadle for a 12-year acting commitment at his kid's birthday party. The person from Marvel who'd called him about starring in the MCU gave him an hour to decide, and when Cheadle said he was celebrating his kid's birthday, they told him he can have two hours.

Source: AVClub