Did you know that Robocop was filmed in Dallas? Even though the movie is set in Detroit, most of it was actually shot in Texas. In fact, the only real shots of Detroit are stock footage from the opening – that's it! And while we're on the subject of beloved sci-fi franchises, it turns out that Billy Idol almost played a Terminator in James Cameron's iconic movie. Can you imagine Billy Idol as a robot assassin? Storyboards for the film even had the T-1000 resembling him. However, Idol got into a serious motorcycle accident before filming and Robert Patrick ended up being cast as the T-1000 instead. Lastly, pivoting from movies to marketing, in 2009 Burger King released a promotional “Windows 7 Whopper” for customers in Japan. The burger contained seven patties and cost 777 Yen. It was available for just seven days after Windows 7 came out - talk about timely marketing! But after 30 customers bought one each day, the price rose to ¥1,450 ($17 USD).
A Nordic myth involves a squirrel delivering shit-talk.
The “Freaks” movie was too obsetting to be shown in some countries.
A race car driver died after being struck by a bird.
Amtrak delays are usually caused by freight railroads giving priority to their own trains.
The “Malcolm in the Middle” house was a private residence.
A cave goat became cold blooded.
El Chapo escaped prison in the laundry.
Voting is mandatory in Belgium.
Ugandan cult members were slaughtered for demanding their money back.
Candy Canes were originally made so kids would stop talking in church.
A newt killed hunters in Oregon with a poison 10,000x more deadly than cyanide.
“Pinky and the Brain” writers performed malicious compliance by adding a third mouse.
Cosmic rays can make computers malfunction on Earth.
A Spanish governor in 1599 got a crown made for a king.
A T-Rex that roamed the Arctic was just a little guy.
Agent Coulson was only brought back after Iron Man because Sam Jackson couldn’t do Thor.
A non-profit in CA defends the Earth against asteroids.