my favorite piece of trivia

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

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

probably my favorite piece of cartoon trivia ever is the fact that american dragon: jake long was created by the author of infamous yiff story/play poona the fuckdog, which is about pretty much exactly what you’d expect and which has a cover drawn by none other than jay naylor

that paints american dragon: jake long in such a hilariously disturbing light. i love it

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

one of my favorite pieces of trivia is that when 11th doctor’s first episode had just aired matt smith was walking down the street feeling nervous and then peter capaldi ran up to him and told him how great he thought it was and how much he loved his performance and it was matt’s first praise and ended up giving him a lot of confidence throughout the future and if you don’t think that is some irl time lord shit then i don’t know what to say to you

slicesofpi  asked:

Hi, Maro! So it's my birthday, and I was wondering if you could give me a piece of trivia about my favorite planeswalker., Gideon Jura. :)

We like the schtick that he’s the planeswalker that always jumps in to fray during a duel.

I know a lot of other cool things about Gideon but most of them aren’t public yet.

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.