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The last line Lex Luthor says in the 1986 movie Superman IV is when he tells Superman, "I'll see you in twenty years." The next Superman movie to come out, Superman Returns, was released in 2006.

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Mako was considered for the role of Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid, but had to back out because of his casting in Conan the Destroyer.


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The shortfin mako shark is the fastest species of shark. Its speed has been recorded at 40 km/h (25 mph) with bursts of up to 74 km/h (46 mph).

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Actress Teri Garr was listed as one of twelve "Promising new Actors of 1977" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29.


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Teri Garr appeared as Roberta Lincoln, Gary Seven's secretary, in the Star Trek Original Series episode Assignment: Earth.


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Fergurg wrote:
The last line Lex Luthor says in the 1986 movie Superman IV is when he tells Superman, "I'll see you in twenty years." The next Superman movie to come out, Superman Returns, was released in 2006.

In 1991, during the 22nd and final episode of the second season of "Twin Peaks," "Episode 29," a character trapped in an evil realm is visited by the spirit of a dead woman and told "I will see you again in 25 years." In 2014, show creator David Lynch announced that "Twin Peaks" will resume as a TV miniseries in 2016. Talk about an epic brick joke...

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Jennifer Connelly auditioned for the title role of Firestarter.


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On this date in 1946, a fire at a New York City ice plant spread to a nearby tenement, killing 37 people.

Fire at an ice plant. Talk about irony...


sp this is believed by some to be the inspiration for five nights at freddy's seriously my favorite theory

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That game is so unbelievably freaky.


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Orthos wrote:
That game is so unbelievably freaky.

the tie ins to the 2nd game were found in this theory. These games taught me how sick game designers could be.


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Brenda Lee, known for singing Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, is only 4'9" (1.45m) tall.


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The three-dimensional solid shape of a 20-sided die is called a regular icosahedron.

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Tim Conway became notorious on The Carol Burnett Show (1967) for making the cast members - especially co-star Harvey Korman - break up with laughter during taping, while he remained in character. Unlike most shows, these bits were usually left in the routines when the episodes were aired.


During the Great Nordic War (1700-1721), one of the weapons used by the Swedish army was grenade launchers.

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Kajehase wrote:
During the Great Nordic War (1700-1721), one of the weapons used by the Swedish army was grenade launchers.

Damn cheaters.


In 1994, Major League Baseball made a new requirement for being in their Hall of Fame: Players could not admitted into the HOF while suspended from the MLB. It is generally agreed that this was specifically to prevent Pete Rose from being admitted; he was under a lifetime ban from MLB and became otherwise eligible for admission that year.


An old trick to make your horse run faster is to put a stick of ginger up its bottom.


Rysky wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
During the Great Nordic War (1700-1721), one of the weapons used by the Swedish army was grenade launchers.
Damn cheaters.

I didn't say they were effective grenade-launchers. (For one thing, the grenades still needed a fuse to be lit before they were launched.)


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Limeylongears wrote:
An old trick to make your horse run faster is to put a stick of ginger up its bottom.

Arguably, putting a stick of anything up a horse's bottom might make it run faster.

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Arthur C. Clarke lived in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 1956 until his death in 2008.


He is also credited by many to be the creator of the communications satellite.


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The first artificial satellite used solely to further advances in global communications was a balloon named Echo 1.

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Giovanni Ribisi is 15 minutes older than his twin sister Marissa Ribisi.


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While developing A Charlie Brown Christmas, Lee Mendelson encountered trouble finding a lyricist for Vince Guaraldi's instrumental intro, and penned "Christmas Time is Here" in "about 15 minutes" on the backside of an envelope.


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Randarak wrote:
While developing A Charlie Brown Christmas, Lee Mendelson encountered trouble finding a lyricist for Vince Guaraldi's instrumental intro, and penned "Christmas Time is Here" in "about 15 minutes" on the backside of an envelope.

One of my favorite songs.


It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown was one of the most controversial Peanuts specials of all time for two reasons:

1) When Charlie Brown tried to kick the field goal, Lucy pulled the football away, making him miss, causing the team to lose the game, and he was blamed. Lots of hate mail for this.

2) The little red-haired girl is named. Her name is Heather. Later strips and specials explicitly deny that he knows her name.

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Fergurg wrote:

It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown was one of the most controversial Peanuts specials of all time for two reasons:

1) When Charlie Brown tried to kick the field goal, Lucy pulled the football away, making him miss, causing the team to lose the game, and he was blamed. Lots of hate mail for this.

2) The little red-haired girl is named. Her name is Heather. Later strips and specials explicitly deny that he knows her name.

I really had to read #2 twice. I read "Her name is Heather. Later strips.." to have an implicit "She" subject on the second part.


William Parry is the only member of the lower house of the UK parliament ever to have been executed for high treason.


Herne is a town in Germany.

Oldenburg are two towns in Germany.

As are Frankfurt and Frankfurt.


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William Parry is the only member of the lower house of the UK parliament ever to have been executed for high treason.

I'm guessing the number for the English parliament is slightly higher. Or did Charles II use a different classification once he started to get even, following the Restoration?


Despite the current king of Sweden being Karl XVI, he's just the tenth Swedish king to be called Karl.


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Limeylongears wrote:
William Parry is the only member of the lower house of the UK parliament ever to have been executed for high treason.
I'm guessing the number for the English parliament is slightly higher. Or did Charles II use a different classification once he started to get even, following the Restoration?

Good point - maybe none of regicides were MPs, or they were technically executed for something else. I'll have to check.


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Fergurg wrote:

It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown was one of the most controversial Peanuts specials of all time for two reasons:

1) When Charlie Brown tried to kick the field goal, Lucy pulled the football away, making him miss, causing the team to lose the game, and he was blamed. Lots of hate mail for this.

2) The little red-haired girl is named. Her name is Heather. Later strips and specials explicitly deny that he knows her name.

I really had to read #2 twice. I read "Her name is Heather. Later strips.." to have an implicit "She" subject on the second part.

That's the fan fiction, "You're Gonna Get Some, Charlie Brown".


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Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back) is the only Peanuts special to have a sequel. That one is What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? and it was about the Peanuts group traveling through France, on the way to the airport to go home, learning about some of the battles of WWII and WWI that took place there.


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Kajehase wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
William Parry is the only member of the lower house of the UK parliament ever to have been executed for high treason.
I'm guessing the number for the English parliament is slightly higher. Or did Charles II use a different classification once he started to get even, following the Restoration?
Good point - maybe none of regicides were MPs, or they were technically executed for something else. I'll have to check.

Thinking about it, none of them were sitting MPs (of course they wouldn't have been...), so that's why.

A butcher in Ripon, North Yorkshire, celebrated this year's Tour De France by trying to make a bicycle out of meat products

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Ray Liotta was Tim Burton's first choice to play Harvey Dent in Batman (1989), but turned it down to do Goodfellas (1990) instead.

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Ray Liotta was Tim Burton's first choice to play Harvey Dent in Batman (1989), but turned it down to do Goodfellas (1990) instead.

Are you listening to Filmsack? They just covered that movie!

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Never heard of it. I just look on IMDB for an interesting actor having a birthday, and copy some factoid from the trivia section.

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Aberzombie wrote:
Never heard of it. I just look on IMDB for an interesting actor having a birthday, and copy some factoid from the trivia section.

Ah, fun coincidence, then. I was just listening to it on the way into work.


Australian author R. J. Stove, son of prominent philosophy of science and atheist philosopher David Stove, converted to Catholicism in 2002.

A damaging fissure in the famed friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien occurred when Lewis converted to Christianity, but joined the Protestant Church of England rather than the Roman Catholic Church, the latter of which Tolkien was an eminent member.

Unlike most cats, cheetahs' claws are only semi-retractable.

Despite its speed, which can verifiably reach 58 mph (and is rumored to have climbed as high as 75 mph), a cheetah can change direction with remarkable ease, and most of their hunts involve outmaneuvering a prey animal as well as overtaking it.


The first performance of the Nutcracker was held as a double premiere together with Tchaikovsky's last opera, Iolanta, on 18 December 1892, at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.


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A damaging fissure in the famed friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien occurred when Lewis converted to Christianity, but joined the Protestant Church of England rather than the Roman Catholic Church, the latter of which Tolkien was an eminent member.

What fools these mortals be.


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A damaging fissure in the famed friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien occurred when Lewis converted to Christianity, but joined the Protestant Church of England rather than the Roman Catholic Church, the latter of which Tolkien was an eminent member.
Emo Philips wrote:

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "Nobody loves me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"

He said, "Yes." I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?" He said, "A Christian." I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?" He said, "Protestant." I said, "Me, too! What franchise?" He said, "Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?" He said, "Northern Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"

He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region." I said, "Me, too!"

Northern Conservative†Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912." I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.


Heh. Heard that one years ago.

Here's another:

A Catholic man dies, goes to Heaven, and is greeted by St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.

"Welcome to Heaven. All the facilities are at your disposal. God's everywhere, of course, but He's also got the office on the top floor of the Administration Building, there in the center of Eternity, and His door is always open.

"Would you like a brief tour of the grounds?"

Peter proceeds to take the fellow around, pointing out various features of interest. Eventually, though, the man is so overwhelmed at having been permitted entry into the Kingdom, he drops to his knees and begins to pray loudly, thanking his Lord.

Peter immediately shushes him.

"Try to keep it down in this area, will you?"

A little confused, the man nods. "Uh ... sure, St. Peter. But why?"

Peter shakes his head and chuckles.

"Well you see this tall wall we're standing next to ... it's an impenetrable, completely-enclosed environment for the Fundamentalist Christians ...

"... and they think they're alone up here."


Homer Simpson is the only character with dialogue in every episode of The Simpsons.


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Jaelithe wrote:
Heh. Heard that one years ago.

Yeah, in the '80s, I always hated Emo Philips' stage persona, but his jokes were usually good. A couple others:

Emo Philips wrote:

When I was a kid, I used to pray every night for a new bike.

Then I realised, the Lord doesn't work that way.
So I just stole one and asked Him to forgive me ... and I got it!

And one for the LDS among us:

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A Mormon told me that they don't drink coffee.

I said, "A cup of coffee every day gives you wonderful benefits."
He said, "Like what?"
I said, "Well, it keeps you from being Mormon ..."


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Yeah, in the '80s, I always hated Emo Philips' stage persona, but his jokes were usually good. A couple others:

Emo Philips wrote:

A Mormon told me that they don't drink coffee.

I said, "A cup of coffee every day gives you wonderful benefits."
He said, "Like what?"
I said, "Well, it keeps you from being Mormon ..."

I really shouldn't like this one ... but I do.

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Between the ages of 9 and 13, Kristy Swanson appeared in over 30 television commercials.

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