13 Oddball Now-You-Know Facts About Movies, Science, And More

If you’ve played some Toy Story games and remember Tom Hanks voicing Woody … well, that would be mistaken. Here are the full details, plus 12 more stories:

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They killed a real snake in Friday the 13th. Fr They didn't tell the snake's handler that that would happen, and apparently he got really upset and even had to be held back by other crew members. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: ScreenRant

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Anthony Michael Hall was supposed to be in Full Metal Jacket. He negotiated with Stanley Kubrick for eight months, but they couldn't work things out. Hall was fascinated by Kubrick and read everything about him he could, and had really wanted to be in the movie, So he was pretty

Source: UGO

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When Tom Hanks is too busy to do Woody's voice in TOY Story media, his brother Jim steps in. There are so many computer games and video things and Jim just works on those all year long, says Hanks. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: The Independent

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George Romero wrote a rejected script for a Resident Evil movie. It was super-faithful to the game, down to tiny details - Romero never played it, but he watched a videotape of an assistant playing it. Resident Evil production company Capcom thought it wasn't good, though. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: Variety

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In WWll, RAF pilots were issued escape boots. They had a concealed knife that would let pilots cut away the upper part, leaving them with ordinary-looking shoes that would let them blend in. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: IWM

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One time in 1959, the USPS delivered letters by cruise missile. It was a stunt, but missile mail was supposed to become a real thing. As Postmaster General Arthur A. Summerfield said at the time, Before man reaches the moon, mail will be delivered within hours from New York to

Source: PopularMechanics

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Fire retardant is also a fertilizer. PhoS-Chek, the dominant fire retardant brand, includes ammonium phosphate - which makes it a powerful fertilizer. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: KQED, LATimes

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Motorhead frontman Lemmy had his ashes put in bullets. And he asked that those bullets be given to his closest friends - which they were. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: LouderSound

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EIla Fitzgerald once broke a glass with her voice. MLLMOFEX o It was for an ad for the Memorex cassette, which had the tagline Memorex Recording Tape ... Reproduction so true it can shatter glass. So they made TV ads with Fitzgerald singing and breaking glass (and they didn't use any

Source: NPR

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The Australian Shepherd dog actually has nothing to do with Australia. It was bred in the American West, and there's no consensus on why it's called an Australian Shepherd. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: AKC

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In 2020, a regular Indonesian guy became a millionaire because a meteorite fell through his roof. The meteorite fell into his living room when he was outside the house, and it turned out somebody was willing to buy it for $1.8 million. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: GulfNews

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In the Renaissance, musical scores were sometimes recorded on knives. These were called notation knives, and a set of them had all the parts needed for a chorus -- so everyone at dinner had a singing part. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: MyModernMet

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Pixar assembled an Oceanic Story Trust' for Moana. The Trust consisted of historians, linguists, tattoo artists, fishermen, and others, all from the South Pacific, who could give input on how the movie portrayed their cultures. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Screenrant