I DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK – 30th October 2018

I DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK – 30th October 2018

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1              Marilyn Monroe never intentionally posed for the first issue of Playboy. Hefner paid $500 to a Chicago calendar company for the photos which were taken 4 years earlier. Marilyn was paid $50 for the initial shoot and had to buy a copy of the magazine herself to see the photos.

2              Akinetopsia is a neuropsychological disorder in which the patients are unable to perceive motion. Instead, they often view life as a series of photographs or frozen movie reels.

3              If we were given glasses that perfectly inverted our eyesight and turned everything upside-down, our brains would eventually figure it out and flip said things right-side-up again.

4              Lady Gaga’s stage name came from Queen’s song “Radio Ga Ga”. “One day when Fusari addressed a cell phone text to Germanotta under the moniker ‘Radio Gaga’ [and] his cell phone’s spell check converted ‘Radio’ to ‘Lady.’ Germanotta loved it, and ‘Lady Gaga’ was born.”

5              The hat shop (James Lock & Co.) that created the Bowler Hat in 1849 is still around today and was founded all the way back in 1676, making it the World’s Oldest hat shop. Lock & Co. Hatters (formally James Lock and Company Limited) is the world’s 34th oldest family-owned business and is a Royal warrant holder. Its shop is located at 6 St James’s Street, London and is a Grade II* listed building

6              Psycho was shot in black and white because Hitchcock believed the blood during the shower scene in color would be too much for audiences. He used chocolate syrup instead.

7              A typical microwave oven consumes more electricity powering its clock than it does heating food.

8              The Chinese population census margin of error (26 million) is bigger than the population of 180 countries.

9              The movie studio responsible for The Hangover halved director Todd Phillips’ $6.5 million fee because no big actor was attached to the film. Instead, Phillips requested a cut of the profits which netted him close to $70 million.

10           In 1977, ex-wife of George Lucas, Marcia Lucas, won Academy Award for Best Film Editing for ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.’ As of March 2018, George Lucas has won no Oscars.

11           In 2018, Ikea ran a magazine print advertisement for baby cribs, encouraging possible pregnant women to pee on the latest catalogue, which doubles as a pregnancy test. If the test is positive, then the ad reveals a special discounted price on cribs.

12           Only 3 of the 15 highest grossing movies from the 1980s haven’t been given a sequel, prequel or turned into a franchise. Those movies are E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Tootsie, and Rain Man.

13           Pablo Escobar burnt £1 Million in cash in a single night to keep his daughter warm and prevent her from suffering hypothermia, while on the run from the police.



I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. —  Lucille Ball


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30th October

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