Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About That 70s Show

“Hello, Wisconsin!”

One of our favorite shows, ever, That 70s Show was last aired a decade ago, in May of 2006 (can you believe it?!) The show was about a bunch of teenagers growing up in the 70s, a time when American society was just opening up and evolving into something more “modernized”. The cast itself was brilliantly put together, and each character lived up to expectations. All have moved on, some to A-list careers, but they still remain friends to this day, the closest being Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who are now married with 2 children.

Here are some super awesome facts on your favorite TV show that you probably didn’t know about already…

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The “stoner circle” is one typical of a group of friends sitting for a session of pot smoking. Due to censors, the show couldn’t actually show a joint being passed around, so smoke was let off in the room and the camera went around the circle, though each character really did act stoned and even a noob could tell you that it is the epic puff, puff, pass way of doing things.

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Kurtwood Smith, who plays Red Forman was the only member of the cast who is actually from Wisconsin and probably grew up in the same era that the show is about. And, the character of the Forman patriarch was supposed to be played by Chuck Norris, but he was too busy with Texas Ranger. Looks like Smith did a pretty good job, though we never saw the foot up anyone’s *ass!

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Mila Kunis, who played Jackie Burkheart was only 14 years old when she got the part, though she lied to producers and said she was 16 at the time. Danny Masterson, who played Steven Hyde was the eldest kid in the circle, 22 at the time. So, when the show actually ended, Kunis was then 22 years old!

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Love was in the air! During the filming of the show, Laura Prepon who played Donna Pinciotti, was datinf Danny Masterson’s brother. Though Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkheart were steady as a couple on-screen, off-screen actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis had their own separate lives. Mila has famously said that it was long after the show was over that the two began to hook up as friends with benefits, which slowly turned to love. Now, the two are married with 2 kids!

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FEZ, played by Wilmer Valderrama, is actually a short-form for Foreign Exchange Student. No one really knows his full name throughout the show, neither from where he comes. Jackie is the only character who calls people by their names, while everyone else refers to the other by their last names.

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And last but not least, there would never have been the name, “That 70s Show”. Originally, the writers wanted to name it after song titles by The Who – Teenage Wasteland or The Kids Are Alright. Due to copyright issues, they settled for their simple title, which, as you would have it, created history.

Significance Of July 4th – USA Independence Day

Independence day, better known as 4th of July, is a federal holiday in the United States. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on 4th July, 1776 by the Continental Congress when thirteen colonies became the United States of America and stopped being part of the British Empire. The holiday is usually marked with big parades all over major cities, fireworks and all manner of celebrations. Many use this holiday to reconnect with family and friends by organising parties and different outings.

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Happy 4th of July!

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Lesser known facts

1. Independence was gained two days earlier on July 2nd, 1776. The Congress spent the two days debating and revising the Declaration of Independence before its signing.

2. Only a few members of Congress (if any) signed the Declaration of Independence on 4th July. According to historians, most of the signatories did not sign the Declaration until August 2nd, 1776.

3. The first draft by Thomas Jefferson was not in favor of slavery. Even though he owned slaves himself, Thomas Jefferson felt that slavery was against human rights. Delegates who owned slaves were opposed to freeing them and therefore the section did not make it to the final document.

4. over 150 million hotdogs are consumed on this day.

5. Three presidents namely, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Monroe died on this day.

6. Calvin Coolidge Jnr., the 30th president of the United States was born on this day.

7. Philippines and Rwanda also celebrate holidays on July 4th.

8. Most flags and fireworks used on this day were made in China.

9. The National Anthem lyrics were set from an official song for a British club.

The 4th of July weekend is usually a big holiday and most US residents know it just for the big parades and parties. There are more facts to this day than many realise! Happy Independence Day to all Americans and we pray for PEACE!

Big Secrets From The “Unsinkable” Titanic

It’s been 104 years since the unsinkable ship, Titanic, collided with an iceberg and met with a tragic fate. The incident that killed hundreds of people and stayed imprinted in our memories has inspired many things – James Cameron to make an Oscar-winning epic love story on the ship and a Titanic II being built and set for a voyage in 2018. However, there were many theories, stories, controversial topics and heartbreaking stories that emerged from the original “ship that even God cannot sink”. Let’s take a look at the Big Secrets From The “Unsinkable” Titanic:

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The true heroes of the Titanic – the crew and orchestra

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If you saw the Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet flick (of course you did!) you would have noticed the scene where the band keeps playing Amazing Grace as a harrowed and jittery crowd tries to make its way to the lifeboats. Well, this happened in real life as well. While a priest stayed back to hear confessions and give the last rites to those bound to their fate in a watery grave, the orchestra played calming music to ease the tension in the air.

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Chef Charles Joughin of the Titanic who survived after hitting a bottle of rum

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There was a chef of the Titanic who drank himself sorry after hearing about the largest ship ever built not making it to shore. But it looks like all that rum did him good because he was the only one who survived for 2 hours in the freezing Atlantic waters as his body temperature, coupled with the alcohol kept him warm. Let’s toast to that!

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The rich and the selfish passengers of the Titanic

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To say that the rich and privileged on the Titanic were a pompous bunch is an understatement – the lifeboats that were provided to them on priority were not filled to capacity and could have saved so many more passengers. Alas, their allergy to the poorer lot resulted in so many more deaths. There was also a drill before the maiden voyage to teach passengers how to use lifeboats, but that was cancelled for some random reason.

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Sorry for the blurry image. But this is the original iceberg that was the cause of Titanic’s fate.

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The infamous iceberg that caused the biggest tragedy for civilians at sea had been floating around since 1000BC. And as a matter of fact, it might still exist today. And it seems that if the captain had spotted the iceberg just 30 seconds earlier, they could have avoided the tragedy. The binoculars that would have helped were safely locked away and the keys were apparently lost.

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Titanic was one of the most epic movies ever made, directed by James Cameron and won 11 Oscars

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And to speak again about the blockbuster movie by James Cameron – it won a total of 11 Oscars, though none for acting. The song My Heart Will Go On by French-Canadian singer, Celine Dion was favorited by every citizen of the earth – except for Kate Winslet who hated it and in typical British pomp said that she feels like vomiting when she hears it.

5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Spongebob Squarepants

When you were child (and even now as an adult) you may have loved your Spongebob Squarepants time on Nickelodeon. Bikini Bottom was the place to be! Though many cartoons have come and gone, Spongebob Squarepants remains the cartoon love of many people. Here we give you 5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Spongebob Squarepants. Prepare to be amazed!

Krusty Krab is the joint of Bikini Bottom that serves up Kelp Fries and Krabby Patties. What are the patties made of btw? No, you don’t get cows down there, and munching on something fishy would mean that Spongebob and company were cannibalistic! So, when the creators were asked the secret ingredients, it was revealed that they are actually Vegetarian! PETA must be so proud of Mr. Krabs! Also, the shape of Krusty Krab resembles a lobster trap from Maine! Creative, isn’t it?!

5 Transcending Facts About The Universe

Man may have advanced in science and other fields, but we still haven’t been able to capture the entire expanse of the Universe. In infiniteness extends beyond the borders of our imagination as it stretches forth forever. Here are 5 Transcending Facts About The Universe:

15 Fascinating Fast Food Facts

No one can resist a typical fast food trio – burger, fries and a coke. Just as interesting as our favorite fast food joints and their menus are, so are some stories you probably didn’t know about either – here are 15 Fascinating Fast Food Facts from three of your favorite joints…

10 Things you should know about Googles New CEO Sundar Pichai

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1. His real name is Sundarajan Pichai and he was born in Chennai.

Silent stories of a Silent hero: Charlie Chaplin

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The very first name that comes across our mind when we thing about silent comedy films is none other than Charlie Chaplin.  A timeless actor who made a connect with all the age groups by his antics, an actor who could bring  smiles on everyone’s face, also has some stories of his life which remained silent just like his movies were.  Born to a poor family in London, his childhood was defined in poverty and hardship. His story of been a famous silent films hero is an extraordinary phenomenal journey of rags to riches.

Here are some unheard, rarely know facts about Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin famously know as Charlie Chaplin.

His first tryst with stage: Charlie’s mother, Hannah Chaplin was a singer and a character comedienne who performed at British music halls. Due to her ill health her career had lot of hindrances. One such occasion when Hannah due to her ill health she couldn’t sing, young Charlie of 5yrs was made to sing impromptu in front of the audience to keep the audience entertained.

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Training for silent films: In 1894 at the age of 5 Chaplin met Granville Redmond, a successful landscape artist born in Philadelphia, was deaf from infancy and never in his life learnt to speak. Granville had trained himself in the California School for the Deaf at Berkeley. Charlie had become collector of Granville’s work and became friends. Charlie had learnt from Granville sign language and finger spelling. Chaplin never moved his lips in his silent films and only used gestures and expressions resembling those used by deaf persons. A lot of Charlie’s director gave credit to Granville for influencing his acting skills.

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Charlie’s first acting role: Before Charlie became a mainstay actor he worked as a toy maker and polished shoes as he had to support himself. He soon started performing as a dancer in clog dancing troupe at the age of 10, he was very desperate to perform wherever he got an opportunity. This is a true sign of an artist and he was a artist looking for one break which would give him show the world his talent and entertain people. Eventually at the age of 12 he got his first acting break as a pageboy in a stage production of Sherlock Holmes.

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Front Cover: Charlie Chaplin was the first actor who was featured on the front cover of TIME magazine for July edition in 1925.

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 Asteroid Chaplin: 3623 Chaplin (1981 TG2) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 4, 1981 is named in Chaplin’s  honour by Karachkina, L. G. at Nauchnyjw who discovered it.

Look-a-like Charlie: He participated in a look-a-like contest on himself, despite his popularity and dressed in his famous style he lost to others and stood 20th in the contest.

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Casanova Charlie: It is believed the Chaplin once confessed of having sexual relationships with more than 2,000 women. He had 4 wives and 11 kids.

Charlie’s coffin robbed: After his death, his coffin in which his body was buried was robbed by the thieves and demanded 60,000 Swiss francs for its return. Though, 11 weeks after the robbery the thieves were caught and the coffin was found buried.

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