I thought some of these were interesting/funny although a few of them might be repeats… I can’t remember for sure now 😛
In 1946, the first TV toy commercial aired. It was for Mr. Potato Head.
In the movie “”The Wizard Of Oz,”” Toto the dog’s salary was $125 a week, while Judy Garland was $500 a week.
India’s movie industry, Bollywood, is the largest in the world producing over eight hundred movies a year. Hollywood only produces half of this number in a year.
King Kong was Adolf Hitler’s favourite movie.
Mickey Mouse is known as “”Topolino”” in Italy.
Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare birds away.
Billy Joel’s CD “”52nd Street”” was the first CD to be released to the public. This occurred in Japan in October of 1982.
Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
The first animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for best picture was Disney’s “”Beauty and the Beast”” in 1991.
The first television broadcast of the Oscars took place in 1953, hosted by Bob Hope on NBC.
The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928.
The first television show to show any portion of a toilet was on “”Leave it to Beaver.”” After fighting for ten weeks to show the toilet, CBS would only allow the producers to show the toilet tank, and not the whole toilet.
After the Popeye comic strip started in 1931, spinach consumption went up by 33% in the U.S.
Before Mickey Mouse, Felix the Cat was the most popular cartoon character.
Bugs Bunny first said, What’s up, doc? in the 1940 cartoon “A Wild Hare”.
Charlie Brown’s father was a barber.
Cinderella’s real name is Ella.
Did you know that Beetle from the comic strip ‘Beetle Bailey’ and Lois from the comic strip ‘Hi and Lois’ are brother and sister?
Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
60.2% of the U.S. TV audience watched the final episode of M*A*S*H in 1983
More bullets were fired in Starship Troopers than in any other movie made.
The first female monster to appear on the big screen was Bride of Frankenstein.
The first real motion picture theatre was called a Nickelodeon (admission was a nickel) and opened in McKeesport Pennsylvania near Pitsberg in 190 The first motion picture shown there was The Great Train Robbery.
In 1977, there were 37 Elvis impersonators in the world. In 1993, there were 48,000. At this rate, by the year 2010 one out of every three people will be an Elvis impersonator.
The Beatles featured two left handed members, Paul, whom everyone saw holding his Hoffner bass left handed, and Ringo, whose left handedness is at least partially to blame for his ‘original’ drumming style.
The song with the longest title is ‘IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama DoinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues’ written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1945. He later claimed the song title ended with Ã¢â‚¬Å“YankÃ¢â‚¬Â? and the rest was a joke.
Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Haney invented Trivial Pursuit. They were planning on playing Scrabble and realized that some of the pieces were missing so they came up with the idea of making their own game; Trivial Pursuit.
The Flintstones cartoon was the first thirty-minute cartoon to be aired during prime time.
The MGM lion, whose name was Leo, lived in Memphis until his death.
The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items.