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George Bush the Cheerleader… and 9 Other Celebrity Facts

George Bush the Cheerleader… and 9 Other Celebrity Facts


George Bush the Cheerleader… and 9 Other
Celebrity Facts 1) Viggo Mortensen broke two toes while filming
the scene where he kicks the helmet by the pyre in Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers,
thinking Marry and Pippen were dead. Because of his realistic cry of anguish after kicking
the helmet and breaking his toes, Peter Jackson chose that take to include in the movie. 2) In Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, Psycho,
the shower scene was made up from 90 different shots using 70 different camera angles. The
entire movie only took six weeks to shoot, however, that one shower scene took just over
1 week to complete. So what does one week worth of work, and 90 shots from 70 camera
angles get you? Only 45 seconds of footage that made it into the film. 3) The Hollywood walk of fame not only has
the biggest stars we all know and love, but it also has a few fictional cartoon characters.
The first fictional character to have his name on the Hollywood walk of fame, was Mickey
Mouse on November 18, 1978. Other cartoon characters to earn stars include, Bugs Bunny,
Donald Duck, Woody Woodpecker,Snow White, Tinker Bell, Winnie The Pooh, Shrek, The Rugrats,
and The Simpsons. 4) The Flintstones pilot episode came out
in 1959, as a 90 second clip to draw advertisers to the show. At the time, it was called “The
Flagstones.” and was intended to be a show for adults, not kids. In fact, the first two
full seasons of the show were sponsored by Winstons, a cigarette company. 5) Just three months after his death, Charlie
Chaplin’s body was stolen on Christmas day in 1977, by two mechanics. They thought they
could get money from his family in exchange for his body. However, the two grave robbers
were captured eleven weeks later and Chaplin’s body was recovered. To stop this from happening
again, Chaplin was buried under 6 feet of concrete the second time around. 6) George W. Bush was the head cheerleader
at Phillips Academy boarding school during his senior year of high school. At the time,
it was an all-male school. 7) The character of “George Bailey” on
“It’s a Wonderful Life” was partially based on the founder of Bank of America.
8) Moe Howard (Moe from the three stooges) was once a Shakespearian actor, first doing
this after dropping out of school and joining a Shakespearian acting troupe that performed
on the riverboat, Sunflower. 9)“Play it again, Sam” was never said
in Casablanca. Furthermore, although many attribute the adapted version to Bogart, the
closest thing to it comes from Bergman’s character, Ilsa, who says, “Play it once
Sam… for old time’s sake…. Play it, Sam. Play, ‘As Time Goes By’.“
10) Jamie Lee Curtis’ primary claim to fame is her acting career, but she also invented
a new type of diaper in 1987. Curtis proudly stated about her patented invention (Patent
No. 4,753,647), “It’s a disposable infant garment which takes the form of a diaper including,
on its outer side, a sealed, but openable, moisture-proof pocket which contains one or
more clean-up wipers.”

8 thoughts on “George Bush the Cheerleader… and 9 Other Celebrity Facts”

  1. Nice video, but why is this on this channel and not the top10 channel?  I thought this channel was for full length individual stories, not the lists.

  2. Ready for more fun facts? Then check out this video and find out about The Rum Rebellion and 5 Other History Facts:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLg8ilMp8k4

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