In the first Chronicles of Narnia film,
Georgie Henley’s reactions when she
emerges from the wardrobe into the
snowy world are completely genuine.
She was blindfolded and carried to the
set when they filmed the scene, so both
the actor and the character are seeing
Narnia for the first time. Source
30 Realizations That Will Change Your Life in Some Small Way
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TIL the term “mosh” (as in “most pit”) originated with singer H.R. of Bad Brains. He would frequently incite the audience to “mash” into each other, and his thick Jamaican accent rendered the word as “mosh”.
I think I have found a reason to why Reaper reloads by throwing his guns away
Well with Overwatch out for quite some time, people often wonder why would Reaper throw his guns away.
It seems that the explanation isn’t that much of a stretch or just badassery - it’s more practical than you think.
Reaper’s shotguns seem to be some type of double-action, break-action weapon, as there is no visible hole where he could insert shells into, so the things probably open for a reload. Either that, or they use some sort of black powder system.
Okay. Now, if you ever saw old west or pirate movies, you’d notice that cowboys (and pirates as well) would do two things:
Often ditch their guns in a pinch
This is due to the fact that black powder guns (both flintlock pistols and black powder revolvers) and break-action guns take an extremely painful time to reload. To fully load one black powder revolver, you’d need on the upwards of 37 seconds or even more considering human factors. Flintlocks took around 20 seconds and they had only ONE round! And if you ever tried to reload a break-action shotgun, doing the fancy two-shells at a time trick you see in games simply doesn’t work unless you have a lot of dexterity. The average time an average person takes to reload a break-action shotgun is around 5 to 10 seconds - you spend more time reloading than shooting.
The solution to this for most people of that era was to simply use a bunch of guns, on the upwards of 4 or five, and they would holster or throw them away as soon as they got empty and pull out fresh ones. Some would even tie the revolvers to their belt so they didn’t lose them.
In fact, Blackbeard was told to be commonly seen with as much as twelve flintlock pistols in his belt.
Also, the fact that he dual-wields them also contributes to this. Reloading two break-action shotguns at the same time is a stupid, time-consuming endeavor, especially in the middle of combat, so Reaper simply pulls new guns from his hyperspace arsenal and keeps going.
Reloading would just waste the precious time he could use to kill things.
TIL a Norwegian comedian wanted to prove that songs could become club hits without making any sense, so he collected randoms words and names in Spanish (a language he did not speak) as lyrics and added cliché saxophones and accordion mixes. The song charted across Europe, reaching #1 in some places.
Mata was was a character intended to be in an earlier version of Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove called Kingdom In The Sun. She would have been a love interest for Kuzco and would have aided him on his journey. She appears to have had a sarcastic personality, calling Kuzco “llama boy”. She was designed by Joe Moshier, while Sandro Cleuzo was to be her supervising animator. After the story underwent several changes, the name Mata was eventually used for the waitress at Mudka’s Meat Hut. (x)
TIL Kublia Khan’s niece Khutulun insisted that any man who wished to marry her must defeat her in wrestling and forfeit horses to her if they lost. She gained 10,000 horses defeating prospective suitors.
The credits at the end of
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire say:
‘No dragons were harmed in the
making of this movie.’ Source
They also appear on parchment paper that is burning around the edges like the names taken from the Goblet of Fire, and a burn in the parchment next to Brendan Gleeson’s (Mad-Eye Moody) name looks like an eye.
Near the end of Iron Man 3, Tony Stark has the shrapnel surgically removed from his chest. Then the film cuts away to a scene of Tony placing a necklace, with a heart-shaped pendant, around Pepper Potts’ neck. That piece of jewelry is actually supposed to be made from Tony’s shrapnel fragments that had been recently extracted.