Fun Facts!

This is a page of fun facts. Any fun fact about any subject that I find interesting or funny will be added to this page.

  • The character of Optimus Prime on the popular 1980s animated television series “Transformers” was originally written to speak with a Jamaican accent.
  • According to a recent survey, more Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.
  • No piece of normal-size paper can be folded in half more than 7 times
  • The tongue is the only body muscle that is attached from one end only.
  • Just days before the World Cup of 1966 in England, the trophy was stolen and then later retrieved by a dog.
  • It took the movie industry about 100 years to develop to maturity, but it only took video games 35 years, from the first baby steps of Pong (1972) to the virtual realism of Halo 3 (2007) (and of course, they’re still growing)
  • “Complex” games can take up to 100 hours to play.
  • Surgeons who grew up playing video games make 37 percent fewer mistakes.
  • Mario is named after landlord of early Nintendo of America warehouse, Mario Shigali. The original character name in Japan was ‘Mr Video Game’. This became Mr Shigali’s nickname.
  • Unlike Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo has never made a loss at the end of a year… even with the GameCube!
  • The PlayStation was originally planned as a Nintendo console, with Sony to design some of the inside components. When Nintendo secretly renegaded this agreement, Sony decided to make a console anyway.
  • Batman’s Cape was originally inspired from some artworks of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci. The cape has no use and works more like a parachute. It has also been used as a sort of a bullet resistant Kevlar in some movie adaptations.
  • Robin Williams, Lachy Hulme, Paul Bettany, and Adrien Brody all expressed interest for the role of the Joker before Heath Ledger was cast.
  • The Joker’s character is based on his first two appearances in the comic books, as well as his portrayal in the graphic novel “The Killing Joke.” To prepare for the role, Heath Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month researching the character and developing his performance, which he claims is based upon Sid Vicious and the character of Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971). Ledger found the role extremely difficult, and suffered insomnia as a result.

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