13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff)

Fascinating trivia, as they say, is one of life’s great boredom relievers. And if they don’t say that, they should. Here are 13 arguments to support that:

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - In 1777, 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode through New York to rally American troops. Source: National Women's History Museum

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - Turns out, rats are actually pretty altruistic.Source: NPR

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - 50-80% of the human genome comes from viruses.Source: ScienceFocus

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - A 12-year-old slave invented modern vanilla pollination.Source: National Geographic, Lapham's Quarterly

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - In 1966, the USSR put out a gas fire with a nuclear bomb.Source: Energy Global News

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) -When Nelson Mandela was released from prison, he flinched from a reporter's microphone.Source: History.com

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - You can't revive someone who's flatlining with a defibrillator.Source: The Conversation

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - 95% of Mongolians are lactose intolerant, even though their diet relies on milk Source: Science

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - The Matrix's code is a bunch of scrambled sushi recipes.Source: CNet

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - Originally, Groot was going to be all grown up again in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Source: Film School Rejects

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - Dallas Buyerss Club total makeup budget was $250. Source: Vanity Fair

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - The night-time sequence in Mad Max: Fury Road was shot in bright daylight.Source: FX Guide

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13 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Movies (And Other Stuff) - The Phantom Menace even cGI'd Natalie Portman.Source: TheForce.Net

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