"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
Five out of four people admit they're bad with fractions!
The first oranges weren’t orange
The original oranges from Southeast Asia were a tangerine-pomelo hybrid, and they were actually green. In fact, oranges in warmer regions like Vietnam and Thailand still stay green through maturity. For more interesting facts, find out which “orange” came first: the color or the fruit.
The 7.62mm rifle bullet was created 129 years ago.
Even if you’re not a gun nut, you’ve probably heard someone refer to this type of ammunition before. It’s the ammunition AK47 assault rifles use.
Therefore it should come as no surprise that it was developed by the Russian Empire in 1891.
Originally designed for the Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle, this round is still in-use today.
It’s one of the most common types of firearm ammunition in history.
The velociraptors in Jurassic Park are actually tortoises
Whilst the T-Rex gets all the attention in Jurassic Park, it’s really the velociraptors that used to make our skin crawl. That terrifying noise they used to make whilst hunting in packs was the stuff of nightmares, but maybe someone should have told us at the time what that sound really was.
Apparently, the velociraptor noise in Jurassic Park is actually a recording of two tortoises mating!
Sound designer Gary Rystrom explained all about the decision to use frisky tortoises: “It’s somewhat embarrassing, but when the raptors bark at each other to communicate, it’s a tortoise having sex. It’s a mating tortoise! I recorded that at Marine World … the people there said, ‘Would you like to record these two tortoises that are mating?’” Meanwhile, the sound of the T-Rex came from Rydstrom’s tiny Jack Russell terrier, Buster. Rydstrom has used his pet in several films, including the Alien franchise.
He also used a baby elephant noise to pull of the sound of the T-Rex screaming. Who knew?!
“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
The Godfather Part II, 1974
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