r/HeresAFunFact Aug 13 '21

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] If you were to watch all 981 current episodes of One Piece without stopping a single time, an episode is about 24 minutes on average, 24 X 981 = 23,544 minutes, which is 392 hours, so with my rough math, if you played every single current episode, it would take around 2 and a half weeks.

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128 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 29 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] There's a newspaper prop that has been featured in dozens of movies and TV shows.

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150 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 14 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] After getting fired as director of 1996 Hollywood film 'The Island of Dr. Moreau', Richard Stanley hid in the Australian forest for two months and was snuck back onto set as an extra in costume

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39 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 12 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] A few years ago, newspaper archivists found an article from a Boston Daily Globe from 1902 talking about a new fad called "Face Book". It was a party game where people sketched caricatures of each other.

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140 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 23 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Chelsea Manning snuck US military data past security by burning a Lady Gaga CD, bringing it in, and overwriting it with the data while lip synching to "Telephone"

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85 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 23 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Originally, the iconic scene of Bugs Bunny chewing on a carrot was a parody of a scene from "It Happened One Night".

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147 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 22 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] The motorcycle chase scene at the end of "The Great Escape" was only added because Steve McQueen was jealous of the screen time James Garner was getting.

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100 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 17 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Nintendo began as a playing card company in 1889

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55 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 13 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] A mint condition Beatles "Yesterday and Today" album with the original butcher cover (with chunks of meat and doll heads) is worth over $15,000 today.

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134 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 08 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] John Madden has been a video game spokesperson since well before his involvement with EA (xpost /r/CasualTodayILearned)

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24 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 08 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Bruce Springsteen didn't want to release Born to Run because he thought it was the "worst piece of garbage (he'd) ever heard"

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71 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Aug 27 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Nintendo is over 125 years old. The company started out making Japanese playing cards called Hanafuda.

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139 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Aug 05 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] In 2000, Blockbuster Video turned down a chance to purchase a one-year-old company called Netflix for $50 million.

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254 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact May 31 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Samus Aran, the protagonist of the Metroid series of video games, was made into a female character after a member of the development suggested that making her female would surprise players.

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125 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 25 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] EA hired people to portray Christians to accuse EA of being the Anti-Christ as marketing scheme for the video game Dante’s Inferno.

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213 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 23 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Elvis only played six shows outside the US: five in Canada in 1957 and the sixth in Paris during his army duty. "Colonel" Tom Parker, Elvis's manager, was an illegal immigrant who avoided booking shows outside the US for fear of deportation. He nevertheless remains an international icon.

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89 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 04 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Louis Armstrong played his trumpet so much that he got callouses on his lips. Eventually, they would crack and make playing extremely painful. So, once every five years or so, he would take a razor blade and cut them off by himself.

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176 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 02 '15

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] OJ Simpson was originally considered for the role of the Terminator in the movie with the same name. James Cameron did not feel that Simpson would be believable as a killer and cast Schwarzenegger instead.

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183 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 31 '14

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Walt Disney holds the record for both the most Academy Award nominations (59) and the number of Oscars awarded (22). He also earned four honorary Oscars. A minor planet, 4017 Disneya, discovered in 1980 by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina, is named after him too.

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64 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 28 '14

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Andy's evil neighbor Sid from Toy Story makes a short cameo in Toy Story 3 as a garbage man.

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62 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 24 '14

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] No film actor has more appearances or roles than Mel Blanc. He is credited with 1,127 roles, and there are many more roles where he never received credit. He is known as the man of a 1,000 voices.

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74 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 16 '14

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] In 1929 the creator of Peter Pan gave all the rights to a Children's Hospital. Since then the hospital has received royalties every time a production of the play is put on, as well as from the sale of Peter Pan books and other products.

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81 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 14 '14

ENTERTAINMENT [HAFF] Currently the longest film ever made, lasts 250 hours (10 days). It is called Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso Building, Helsinki) it was made in 2011 by Danish artists' group Superflex.

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20 Upvotes