Random Facts!

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  1. Novak

    Novak Active Member

    Yup, he's great isn't he? He has a very sympathetic kind of humor. I'm always looking forward to that show.

    RF: A raisin will keep bouncing up and down in a glass of fresh champagne.
     
  2. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    He does make for a very good Friday night.

    RF: It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.
     
  3. Novak

    Novak Active Member

    A group of crows is called a murder.
     
  4. Dagon

    Dagon New Member

    The moonwalk was not invented nor innovated by Michael Jackson, nor by Jeffrey Daniels who taught it to him and claimed to've originated it. The correct name for the dance step was called the "slide" and later the "back slide" - and while it's origins can be traced back to the the old art of miming, in a move called "walking against the wind", usually creditted to Marcel Marceau - it was incorporated into the world of tap as early as the 1940's - 1950's. Most famously by acts like Bill Bailey, Nicholas Brothers, and Cab Calloway.
     
  5. Novak

    Novak Active Member

    Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light.
     
  6. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    The first ever text message sent contained the message "Happy Christmas".
     
  7. Dagon

    Dagon New Member

    The Beatles did NOT invent, or create, or introduce "psychedelia" to rock music. The 13th Floor Elevators preceeded them in successfully bringing it into the rock medium in January 1966, already performing songs like "You're gonna miss me" and "Tried to Hide" - the former of which would later become a modest hit when released on their debut album - while the band itself formed in 1965. Guitarist Stacy Stutherland was already pioneering the use of reverb, echo with blues/acid guitar stylings. One of the band's most innovative sounds came via Tommy Hall's use of an "electric jug" - which is unheard of to this day. Yes, a "jug"... like what you'd find someone blowing in, in a bluegrass setting. The Beatles psychedelic album "Revolver", which is highly regarded as their first psychedelic album, and credited with innovating rock music through the influence of psychedelia didn't come into being until August 1966.

    The Doors would actually precede the two bands in the musical attempt, however, with their first early, unreleased recordings in the fall of 1965, "Moonlight Drive", "End of the Night", and "Go Insane." Though there was very little involvement of traditional Rock elements, and performances of these songs would lay in wait due to the Doors struggling to find gigs early in their career due to their "bizarre" sound, Jim Morrison's lack of confidence in a live setting, and an incomplete, unstable band that seemed always in transition. The few performances in 1965 were for friends, fraternity parties, and a couple of club gigs.

    Their steadier gigs would came later in late 1966-67, with the soon-to-be popular hits, "Light My Fire", and "Break On Through (To the other side.)"

    There'd be many instances prior to these bands where the term "psychedelic" would be used either in lyrics of songs, or in promotions, but early applications were mainly in the "spoken word" format, lectures, and modest musical experimentations involving recorded ritualistic chants of native peoples, and having nothing at all to do with the rock genre. Other times it's casually applied to examples of music that were penned or composed by artists influenced by their use of LSD, but without exhibiting any real "pschedelia" in the musical composition itself like Bob Dylan's "Gates of Eden."
     
  8. Dagon

    Dagon New Member

    I apologize for the length, but I couldn't help it. x]
     
  9. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    When a pregnant woman suffers organ damage (such as a heart attack), the fetus sends stem cells to the damaged organ to help repair it.
     
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  10. SoulAngel

    SoulAngel Active Member

    Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself
     
  11. Novak

    Novak Active Member

    That's one of my most favourite bands. Thanks for giving them the credit they deserve.

    RF: In 1969 their main man Roky Erickson got arrested for the possession of one joint of marijuana. Facing a 10 year prison term (!) he pleaded guilty by reason of insanity. So they then decided to give him extensive shock theraphy and Thorazine treatments.. He tried to escape numerous times but didn't get out until his release in '72.

    In '82 he officially declared to be an alien.

     
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  12. Dagon

    Dagon New Member


    *tips hat* But you know, there is a "thank you" button. :razz:



    RF: (A short one for a change) Edgar Allen Poe's favorite term was "cellar door."
     
  13. Novak

    Novak Active Member

    The Cookie Monster's real name is Sid.
     
  14. Rood

    Rood Active Member

    Belief said that the marriage ring is worn on the 4th finger from thumb because that vein runs directly from the heart. This vein is called Vena Amoris, literally meaning “Vein of Love”.
     
  15. SoulAngel

    SoulAngel Active Member

    The term “marriage” derives from the Latin word mas meaning “male” or “masculine.” The earliest known use of the word in English dates from the thirteenth century
     
  16. Novak

    Novak Active Member

    The nude sketch of Kate Winslet in 'Titanic' was drawn by James Cameron, the director.
     
  17. Arrisdaroldi

    Arrisdaroldi Forum Junkie

    WOW! Did not know that...thanks :biggrin:
     
  18. SoulAngel

    SoulAngel Active Member

    The hands that were filmed sketching Winslet's naked form do not belong to Leonardo DiCaprio; they are Cameron's. However, James Cameron is left-handed and DiCaprio is not, so in post-production these shots had to be mirror-imaged!
     
  19. Dagon

    Dagon New Member

    The Godfather film adaptation was originally intended to be a typical gangster shoot-em-up.
     
  20. SoulAngel

    SoulAngel Active Member

    The lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions
     

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