In Paris, there are more dogs than there are children, and they seem to be treated with equal amounts of pampering. Collectively, Parisians spend nearly $500,000 every day on health and grooming for their pets.
The original version of Roger Corman’s The Little Shop of Horrors was reportedly the fastest film ever made. It was written in a single night, rehearsed in three days, and shot in two days and one night. Why the rush? Corman wanted to finish the movie by New Year’s Day 1960, when a new industry practice would have forced him to pay the actors residual fees for any showing.
The 20th century award for Best Center of Gravity definitely belongs to Hollywood stuntman Alvin Kelly. In 1924, Kelly sat atop a flagpole for 13 hours, inspiring copycats across the country to replicate his feat (to varying degrees of success).
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)