13 Movie (And Other Stuff) Now-You-Know Cool Facts

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