my favorite piece of trivia

safetytank  asked:

my favorite piece of historical trivia is that in ancient greece, people used the same fabrics interchangeably for clothes and for bedding and i learned this at like 3:30 in the morning and was nearly crying from laughter bc PACK IT IN LADS, ALL YOUR FAVES ARE WEARING BEDSHEETS


Favorite Spock Thing #9725

One of my favorite things is when Spock suddenly grasps a piece of trivia and get’s so caught up in it that he’s like, “Ah, yes. The thing. Also known as other thing, similar to second thing and existing under the umbrella concept of group of closely related things. Not to be confused with other, unrelated thing, commonly known as–”

and Jim is like, “Spock. Yes, Spock. But, sPOCK, WE GET IT SPOCK. LET’S MOVE ON, SPOCK.”

but jim secretly loves it that spock is a big ole dork

My favorite piece of trivia about The Shining is that when they built the door for Jack to bust through with the ax, they built one that could easily be torn apart (for the average person).  What they didn't know was that Jack Nicholson worked as a volunteer firefighter (presumably before he became a star) and broke through TOO easily.  So they needed to build a stronger door.

Originally posted by macabre-of-horror

Originally posted by girlslockeroom

i think my favorite piece of my chemical romance trivia is that they were asked to make a song for the twilight soundtrack and they said no but the management of twilight were so persistent so mcr wrote “vampire money” and sent it in so it would bascially be rejected and they’d stop asking and i think that’s beautiful.

The news ticker at the bottom of the Empire Day broadcast tells of a tragic story in which residents of the Boo Boo farm were attacked by rabid Loth-cats.

Everyone go home, this is my current favorite piece of Rebels trivia.

Okay so my favorite piece of American trivia by far is the Yankee Doodle Dandy song

Because we all know that it was originally an insult used by the British and the Americans reclaimed it in a valiant “fuck you” to their home country.

But if you know what “dandy” meant at the time period, it was basically a well dressed dude who was possible gay. And then there’s the line “stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni” which was a popular hairstyle back then.

So not only are the British calling the Americans a bunch of queers, they’re calling them a bunch of queers that can’t even dress well