“I’m sorry, sir, but I looked at your chart and it appears that you are experiencing some brain swelling” isn’t particularly good news from your doctor. Usually, it’s followed up with, “We need to get you into surgery right away,” or, “It may be time to make your final arrangements,” or both. However, there is also a good form of brain swelling.

This brand of mind extension can only be done by learning and memorizing anything and everything your wrinkled organ can process. Sure, you can fill up space and start swelling with history, science, mathematics, or anything else that could possibly benefit mankind later, but where is the fun in that?

It’s best to just swell your brain with various factoids and fun trivia from the world of pop culture, specifically film. Get prepared to buy new hats, because we have another list of movie facts that will swell your brain so big, your head will need a tarp to cover itself from the hot, blistering sun. Here they are.

The Naked Gun

CRACKED.COM OOL The Naked Gun The movie was John Houseman's final film role. Houseman, who won an Oscar for The Paper Chase and was a frequent collaborator with Orson Welles, made his final film appearance giving the middle finger as a driving instructor.

Source: Mental Floss

Selena

Selena The movie was announced a few months after Selena's death. Selena's biopic was announced in August 1995, after she was tragically shot and killed in March. The movie was released in 1997. CRACKED.COM

Source: E! Online

Hereditary

Hereditary Alex Wolff offered to break his own nose. Wolff's character breaks his own nose by slamming his head onto his desk. Wolff was ready to do it for real, but director Ari Aster said no. Because laws. CRACKED.COM

Source: Mental Floss

Bridesmaids

Las Vegas scenes were cut because of The Hangover. Producer Judd Apatow didn't want the movie to be considered The Hangover: Women's Edition, so he cut all the Las Vegas scenes to prevent comparisons from critics. Too bad that many did that anyway. Bridesmaids CRACKED.COM

Source: BuzzFeed

Bambi

The original author barely got any money for the movie. Disney bought the rights to the book from director Sidney Franklin, who had bought them from author Felix Salten for just a thousand bucks (less than $20,000 in 2022 money). Bambi CRACKED.COM

Source: Mental Floss

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