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Entertainment facts
In the original version of Cinderella, her slipper was made out of fur and not glass
Up until the end of 2011, 121 people have been fired by Lord Sugar on The Apprentice 
The TV show The Apprentice is shown in 25 different counties
Davy Jones from the group the Monkees inspired Star Trek character Chekov 
The first TV remote control was developed by Zenith Radio Corporation in 1950, called "Lazy Bones"
The Michelin Man's real name is Bibendum
The patient in the Operation game is called Cavity Sam
"The Katzenjammer Kids" is the longest running newspaper cartoon, starting in December 1897 and still running today
Gotham City in Batman was named after Gotham Village, Nottinghamshire, England
C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends and both taught at Oxford University
On Good Friday in 1930 viewers to the BBC News were told "There is no news." and played them piano music
Marlon Brando was expelled from Libertyville High School for riding his motorcycle through the corridors
The author Roald Dahl was a flying ace and intelligence officer in the Royal Air Force having the rank of Wing Commander.
Roald Dahl's first book in 1943 was "The Gremlin" written for Walt Disney Productions
In Star Trek Captain Kirk never said the phrase "Beam me up, Scotty"
Sherlock Holmes never said the phrase "Elementary, my dear Watson."
Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the longest word in Shakespeare's plays
Longest running TV show in America is "Meet the Press" which started on 6th November 1947
There were 156 episodes of the original Twilight Zone TV series
Mark Twain was the first author to submit a typewritten manuscript to his publisher.
The best selling book is "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens which has sold about 200 million copies
The best-selling book series is Harry Potter" which has sold over 450 million copies
Dr. Who's Tardis was originally able to change into any form, but its chameleon circuit broke and got stuck as a police box
The sound of Dr. Who's Tardis was originally a set of keys being dragged along the strings of an old piano and adding echo and reverb effects 
Matt Smith is the youngest actor to play the Dr. Who at 26
Doctor Who is the world’s longest running sci-fi series
New Zealand was the first country outside the Britain to show the series Dr. Who
About $67.7 billion of monopoly money is printed each year
The first science fiction show in the anywhere in the world was produced by the BBC in 1938 and called R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)
Up until 1957 British TV stopped broadcasting between 6 - 7pm so Children could be put to bed
The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
James Bond's job was an intelligence officer and not a secret agent
The first quiz show ever was on the radio in 1935 called "Professor Dick and his Question Box"
It would have taken 2,425,907 seagulls to lift Roald Dahl's James' giant peach into the air 

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Cartoon facts
Donald Duck has a twin sister called Della Duck
Shrek and the Rugrats have stars on the Hollywood walk of fame
Nancy Cartwright is the voice of Bart Simpsons and Chuckie from the Rugrats
Scooby-Doo's full name is Scoobert "Scooby-Doo" Rogers
Charlie Brown and Linus were named after friends of Charles Schulz
Mickey Mouse was called Mortimer Mouse
Huey, Dewey, and Louie are Donald Duck's nephews, but he also had a fourth nephew called Phooey
Shaggy in Scooby-Doo real name is Norville Rogers.
Bart Simpson's middle name is Jojo 
Daffy Duck's middle name is Dumas 
Wile E. Coyote's middle name is Ethelbert 
The Simpsons live at 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield 
Homer Simpson's middle name is Jay
In Family Guy, Chris' full name is Chris Cross Griffin
Wilma Flintstone's middle name is Gravlestone
In Family Guy Peter Griffin's full name is Peter Löwenbräu Griffin
There is a popular 'fact' that Donald Duck was banned in Finland for not having any trousers, this is not true, he is very popular in Finland
Popeye's Olive Oyl had a brother called Castor Oyl, her mother was Nana Oyl, her father Cole Oyl, Olive's nieces Diesel Oyl & Violet Oyl, uncles Otto Oyl and Lubry Kent Oyl
Olive Oyl had her own cartoon strip 10 years before Popeye
Popeye's nephews were Peepeye, Pupeye, Pipeye and Poopeye
Fauntleroy is Donald Duck's middle name 
The longest running animated series on Nickelodeon is the Rugrats 1991 to 2004, 172 episodes
The longest running Animated series in the world is "Sazae-san" in Japan which started in 1969
The longest running game show in the world is "The Price Is Right" in the United States which started in 1956
The longest running music show in the world is "NHK Nodo Jiman" in Japan which started in 1953
The longest running Medical drama in the world is "Casualty" in the United Kingdom which started in 1986
The longest running Police drama in the world is "Tatort" in Germany which started in 1970
The longest running Science fiction series in the world is "Doctor Who" in the United Kingdom which started in 1963
The longest running Sitcom in the world is "Last of the Summer Wine" in the United Kingdom which started in 1973
Wilma Flintstone had two younger sisters, Mickey and Mica and a brother named Jerry
Wilma Flintstone's parents are called Ricky and Pearl Slaghoople
Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles from the Flintstones had two children called Chip Rubble and Roxy Rubble 
Betty Rubble's maiden name was McBricker
Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane dog 
Scooby-Doo has cousins called Scooby-Dum, Scooby-Dee, Dooby-Doo, Whoopsy-Doo and David-Doo
Scooby-Doo's brothers are called Skippy-Doo and Howdy-Doo and his sister is called Ruby-Doo
In France the Wacky Races was know as "Les Fous du volant" (The madmen of the steering wheel)
Walt Disney's first company was called Laugh-O-Gram Studios
Charlie Brown's parents were a barber and a housewife.
Goofy and Donald duck make a guest appearance in the Little Mermaid film
Cinderella's real name is Ella
Goofy was originally called Dippy Dawg
Donald Duck's parents are Hortense McDuck and Quackmore Duck.
Donald Duck grew up in Elm City, a town near Duckburg
Goofy's full name is Goofus D. Dawg.
Goofy has a son called Max
Mickey Mouse was the first non-human to win an Oscar

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Comedy facts
All the episode titles of the sitcom Friends start "The one" except for the first and last episodes
The sitcom Dad's Army lasted for 11 years, 5 years longer than the actual second world war
Eric Morecambe's real name is John Eric Bartholomew, he changed his name in honour of his home town
The full name of Mrs. Slocombe from "Are You Being Served?" is Betty Mary Elizabeth Jennifer Rachel Abergavenny Slocombe 
The first TV show to use "canned laughter" was 'The Hank McCune Show' on NBC in 1950

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Computer game facts
Sonic the Hedgehog is fifteen years old and never ages
Pac-Man held the record for having had the most "coin-operated arcade machines" in the world with 293,822. 
The real name of Sonic the Hedgehog's friend Tails is "Miles Prower"
Sonic the hedgehog originally had a girlfriend called Madonna
Sonic the Hedgehog's favourite food is chili dogs
The earliest known interactive electronic game was a missile simulator made in 1947

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Film facts
The highest grossing film ever is Avatar, followed by Titanic and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Land of Oz (from the Wizard of Oz) was named by the creator, Frank Baum's niece Ramona, looking at the letters on a filing cabinet and seeing A-G, H-N and O-Z
In The Wizard of Oz, it was reported that each Munchkin earned $50 per week, while Toto the dog earned $125 per week.
William Holden and Alfred Hitchcock share the record for shortest acceptance speech at the Oscars. They both said, “Thank you.”
In the Harry Potter films, 7 people have played Voldemort/Tom Riddle -Ralph Fiennes, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Frank Dillane, Christian Coulson, Richard Bremmer, Rupert Degas and Rob Oldfield
Batman was the first film to be released in the UK with the 12 rating. 
Warner Bros was founded by the 4 brothers Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner
Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England is the castle used for the exterior and interior of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films
Wizard in Oz's full name is Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs.
The smallest cinema in the world is at Broad Street, Hockley, Nottingham, England, it has 21 seats
R2-D2 from Star Wars got its name after George Lucas heard someone ask for Reel 2, Dialog Track 2, of a sound reel in the abbreviated form R2D2
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is over two miles long
The noise that E.T. made when walking was someone squishing their hands in Jelly
When George Lucas approached Universal Studios to make Star Wars they turned him down 
Harrison Ford was a carpenter before becoming a famous actor
Luke Skywalker from Star Wars was going to be called Luke Starkiller
The films which won the most Oscars are Ben-Hur, Titanic and Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, each won 11 Oscars
The films that had the most Oscar nominations are Titanic and All About Eve with 14 each.
The youngest ever Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal, who was only ten in 1973 when she won Best Supporting Actress for Paper Moon
The character of Henry VIII has been nominated 3 times for an Oscar, the 3 actors playing him were Charles Laughton, Robert Shaw and Richard Burton
Peter O'Toole has been nominated eight times for an Oscar but didn't win any of them
Liza Minnelli is the only Oscar winner whose parents also both won Oscars (Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli)
The person who won the most Oscars was Walt Disney, he won 32 and was nominated 59 times
Toto in the movie The Wizard of Oz was play by Terry the dog
"Me Tarzan, you Jane", was never said in any of the Tarzan films.
The original dog to play Lassie was called Pal and Pal's descendants continue to play Lassie today
Indiana Jones was named after George Lucas's pet dog
"Indiana Jones and the Temple of doom" was going to be called "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Death" 
James Bond's parents were called Andrew Bond and Monique Delacroix
James Bond was named after a leading American ornithologist (a bird expert)
The Oscar statue was modelled on Mexican actor Emilio Fernandez
300,000 extras were used in the 1982 film Gandhi
Laurel and Hardy appeared in a total of 107 films together
The sorcerer in Disney's Fantasia is called Yen Sid, which is Disney spelt backwards
In the Wizard of Oz Dorothy's full name is Dorothy Gail.
The longest film ever made, which lasted 240 hours (10 days), was "Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso Building, Helsinki)"
The film Psycho cost US$800,000 to make but has earned more than US$40 million.
Psycho was the first American film to show a toilet flushing
In the movie "Psycho" chocolate syrup was used as blood in the shower scene.
The Gaumont Film Company is the first and oldest continuously operating film company in the world
"Hasta la vista" is Spanish for "See you later"
The movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" was originally going to be called "The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy"
The film Titanic had the working title of "Planet Ice" 
Avatar became the first film to make over $2 billion worldwide.
The legs on the poster from the film "The Graduate" belonged to Linda Grey who also played Sue Ellen in Dallas
Lina Wertmuller was first woman to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar for her film, Seven Beautie
The phrase 'Spaghetti Western' was created by Italian journalist Alfonso Sancha, as many westerns were directed by Italians

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Kids TV facts
Longest running children’s show is Blue Peter which started in 1958
Gonzo the Muppet was first called Snarl, the Cigar Box Frackle
The Cookie Monster's real name is Sid
There are 100 Smurfs in total
Winnie-the-Pooh was called Edward Bear
Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street started off as orange.
Count von Count from the Sesame Street favourite number is 34,969
The lightest Pokemon is Gastly weighing 0.1kg (0.2lb)
The heaviest Pokemon is Groudon weighing 950.0kg (2094.4lb)

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Soap facts
Coronation Street is the world's longest running soap opera, first aired on 9 December 1960 
The Rovers Return pub in Coronation Street was named in the honour of Lieutenant Philip Ridley returned from the Boer War
Coronation Street was said to of been build in 1902 and named in the honour of King Edward VII coronation
Soap opera's got their name as soap manufactures would sponsor them

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