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Old 04-04-2009, 09:31 PM   #151
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Fifteen people are known to have been crushed to death tilting vending machines towards them in the hope of a free can of soda.
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Judy Garland's real name was Frances Ethel Gumm.
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Harold Russell remains the only actor to win two Oscars for the same role, in The Best Years of Our Lives.


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You share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world.
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MGM first wanted Shirley Temple for the lead in "THE WIZARD OF OZ" but Twentieth-Century Fox wouldn't loan her out.
Also, they first considered W.C. Fields for the wizard.
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Fifteen people are known to have been crushed to death tilting vending machines towards them in the hope of a free can of soda.
They're going about it all wrong, If it's one of the older can vending machines and your arm is fairly skinny, Just reach up into the door where the can falls through and grab the bottom of the next can and pull down and VOILA! free soda!
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It was on his third appearacne on The Ed Sullivan Show, that Elvis Presley was filmed from the waist up. The other two shows, we see all of the king.
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Walt Disney World generates about 120,000 pounds of garbage every day.
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Four people have played Dr. Hannibal Lector:

Brian Cox originated the role in Manhunter.

Sir Anthony Hopkins played him in The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Red Dragon.

In Hannibal Rising, Aaran Thomas played an 8 year old Hannibal and Gaspard Ulliel played him as a teenager.
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the sitcom "McHALES NAVY" was originally a drama called "SEVEN AGAINST THE SEA".

Ian Fleming, who created James Bond, gave him the number 007 because those were the last 3 digits of his phone number.
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In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk on cereal for breakfast.
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Abraham Lincoln was the first president since Andrew Jackson to be elected to a second term.
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Theodore Roosevelt is the uncle of Elenour Roosevelt, and a fifth cousin of Franklin Roosevelt. Franklin and Elenour are also distant cousins.
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Each year, 30,000 people are seriously injured by exercise equipment.
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MGM first wanted Shirley Temple for the lead in "THE WIZARD OF OZ" but Twentieth-Century Fox wouldn't loan her out.
Also, they first considered W.C. Fields for the wizard.
The producers, Mervyn LeRoy and Arthur Freed always wanted Judy Garland for the role of Dorothy - in fact, Arthur Freed obtained the rights to the book and originally began crafting the film with Judy in mind. However, the studio insisted that they test Shirley Temple for the role, since she was the #1 star at the time and had expressed interest in the part. She did test, but her singing was nowhere near as good as Judy's, and Fox thought they could compete by putting Shirley in "The Blue Bird" the same year.
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