Fact Dump for September 19th, 2012. Check out 5 random fun facts below:
The Truman Show Theater Experience That Didn’t Make It
The Truman Show, for those who haven’t seen it, is a movie about a reality show where the main character has no idea they play a role. Hidden cameras are placed everywhere and the main character lives his day to day life while millions sit and watch him from their living rooms. Playing with this theme, the director of the movie Peter Weir, had an ambitious idea to make a truly unique theater viewing experience. He wanted to install a video camera in every theater it played in and then, at a certain point in the movie, the projectionist would cut the film and switch over to the video camera feed – having the whole audience looking at themselves on the big screen. Obviously this would have been a huge undertaking and was never seriously pursued, however it would have been pretty crazy if he pulled it off.
Don’t Inhale a Pea!
If you inhale a pea it will sprout in your lungs. Seriously, it happened to a guy. Ron Sveden from Massachusetts was rushed to the hospital one day and doctors found a pea growing in his lung. Fortunately he made it through surgery, had it removed, and he successfully recovered. Funny side note: One of the first meals they served him at the hospital had mixed vegetables… with peas
The Price is Right Accidently Rigged Their Own Game
One day, a contestant on the Price is Right was absolutely killing it in Plinko. They had already landed three chips in the $10,000 spot and a forth one was on the way. However, in “mid-pinko”, a producer quickly ran up and put a stop to it all. Turns out, they forgot to remove all the fishing line that they had tied around the pegs. Earlier, they were shooting an advertisement and had the game rigged to land on the top spot every single time. They stopped shooting the show, removed the rigging, and the contestant continued with their last 2 chips. However, the show let them keep the $30,000 that they had previous “won”.
Jack Daniel Last Words
Jack Daniel was a man who truly loved his product. On his death bed, stricken from blood poisoning, he asked for a final sip of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. “One last drink, please” were his final words before he passed.
“I Am The Walrus” Purposefully Makes No Sense
John Lennon was so sick of people searching for meaning and analyzing his lyrics that he purposefully made the song “I Am The Walrus” make absolutely no sense whatsoever. After he wrote the song, he was quoted as saying “Let the fuckers work that one out.”
Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody tuesday.
Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob.