Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mind-Blowing Movie Facts

Did you know...

The 2011 version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" was filmed in Sweden during a record-breaking winter that was one of the country's coldest seasons in more than 20 years.

via thenewsaboutthenews.blogspot.com 

Merida, the leading star of Pixar's 2012 animated film "Brave", officially became the franchises most difficult character to create because of her red hair.

For his role as a middle-aged man in "Cast Away", Tom Hanks didn't exercise which allowed himself to become pudgy.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fun Facts About the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America and lays out the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all people within the United States.

1. The original constitution was written on four sheets of vellum parchment, and is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

2. The actual United State’s Constitution was adopted on September 17th, 1787 in Philadelphia at the National Convention. The father of the Constitution was a man named James Madison.

3. Established on November 26, 1789, the first national “Thanksgiving Day” was originally created by George Washington as a way of “giving thanks” for the Constitution.

4. The only grammatical error in the work of the penman is the incorrect use of an apostrophe in the progressive pronoun "its." The letters t and s are connected and the apostrophe is somewhat inconspicuous, leaving room for debate on whether it is an actual error or an errant mark.

5. Neither Thomas Jefferson nor John Adams signed the final Constitution. They were serving at the time as U.S. ministers to France and Great Britain, respectively.

6. The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words.

7. The only other language used in various parts of the Constitution is Latin.

8. Rhode Island was the only recognized state at the time that was not represented by a delegate at the convention.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Facts About Elvis Presley


Elvis bought his mansion Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1957 for $100,000 (£36,000).

At age 10, Elvis placed fifth singing "Old Shep" at a children's talent show, thereby surpassing Michael Jordan, who got cut from one of his first basketball teams.

He was drafted into the US army on December 19, 1957, earning $78 a month and unable to get access to his monthly music income of $400,000.

Elvis had a pet chimpanzee called Scatter which liked to look up women’s skirts.

His favourite aftershave to impress the ladies was Brut.

In 1954, Elvis auditioned for a gospel quartet named the Songfellows.  They said no.

Elvis recorded more than 600 songs, but did not write any of them.    

The first Grammy Award Elvis is for the 1967 Gospel release, “How Great Thou Art.”

The Cleveland Browns was Elvis’ favorite football team.

Elvis' famous black hair was dyed - his natural color was brown.

He was distantly related to former U.S. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jimmy Carter.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Facts about the Royal Gorge Bridge

The Royal Gorge Bridge looms 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River, making it the highest suspension bridge in the world. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad run under the Royal Gorge Bridge, along the banks of the Royal Gorge, which is a 10-mile canyon with a 50 feet wide base and a depth of almost 1200 feet.

The Royal Gorge Bridge is 880 feet high and 18 feet wide. It has a wooden walkway consisting of over 1000 planks. The Colorado Royal Gorge Bridge is suspended from towers that are 150 feet high. In November of 1929, the Royal Gorge Bridge was constructed as a one-lane toll bridge. The bridge is also listed on the Register of National Historic Places. The total cost to build the bridge was $350,000. The price tag to build it today would be roughly $15 million dollars.

Some other interesting facts about the bridge:

  • There are 2,100 strands of No. 9 galvanized wire in each cable.
  • The walkway is made of 1,292 planks of deck; about 250 are replaced annually.
  • The bridge will support in excess of two million pounds.
  • The bridge is suspended from towers that are 150 feet (46 m) high.
  • In October 2003, while performing a proximity demonstration, wingsuiter Dwain Weston was killed attempting to fly over the bridge.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fun Facts About New York State

New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 7th-most densely populated of the 50 United States. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Ontario to the west and north, and Quebec to the north. The state of New York is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from New York City.

Fun Facts About New York State:

Sam Schapiro began the Kosher wine industry on New York's Lower East side with their famous extra heavy original concord wine in 1899.

Dairying is New York's most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle and or calves farms.

New York City has 722 miles of subway track.

The first presentation of 3D films before a paying audience took place at Manhattan's Astor Theater on June 10, 1915.

Kingston was the first capital of New York State.

Largest lake: Oneida, 79.8 square miles.

The highest point in New York State is Mount Marcy, Essex County in the Adirondacks - 5,344 feet above sea level.