- Donkey Kong got his name because his creator believed ‘donkey’ meant ‘stupid’ in English and wanted to convey the impression that the character was a “Stupid Ape”.
- The medical name for a butt crack is “intergluteal cleft”.
- People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow. They try to live their life as a cow.
- The name for the shape of Pringles is called a ‘Hyperbolic Paraboloid’.
- There is a McDonalds in every continent except Antartica.
- Mr Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV.
- A duel between three people is actually called a truel.
- The stage before frostbite is called “frostnip”.
- The two tiny holes drilled in every BIC pen is to ensure that the air pressure is the same both inside and outside the pen, which helps the ink flow to the tip.
- In South Korea there is an emergency number (113) to report spies.
- There are no bridges over the Amazon River.
- The process by which bread toasts is called the ‘Maillard Reaction’.
- Snails have 14000 teeth and some can even kill you!
- Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was not a man in a suit, it was actually a giant puppet.
- Sonic the Hedgehog’s full name is actually Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog.
- Even though Froot Loops are different colors, they all have exactly the same flavor.
- George Clooney did the voice for ‘Sparky’ – a gay dog in South Park.
- Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink.
- Marmite was one of most confiscated items at airports from the UK – to overcome this issue, Marmite made smaller ones for travelling.
- The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
- Cards against Humanity bought an island in Maine to preserve wildlife. It is called Hawaii 2.
- Daddy longlegs have penises, which technically makes them not a spider.
- The television was invented only two years after the invention of sliced bread.
- Bullfrogs do not sleep.
- The dark region on the north pole of Pluto’s moon, Charon, is called Mordor.
Before Only Fools and Horses, David Jason hadn’t had a major TV role, with the exception of Open All Hours. Despite the fact that he looked nothing like his on-screen brother, he was cast for the role after Jim Broadbent turned it down.
Although set in Peckham, south London, the majority of the filming took place in and around Bristol. The exterior of ‘Nelson Mandela House’ was actually filmed at Whitemead House, in Ashton, Bristol.
Jim Broadbent was originally asked to play Del Boy. David Jason was not the producers’ first choice.
The BBC weren’t sure initially about the casting of David Jason because he and Nicholas Lyndhurst looked nothing alike. But John Sullivan disagreed. Del needed to be shorter to imply the suspected illegitimacy of the Trotters.
Elizabeth Hurley actually auditioned for the part of Rodney’s girlfriend, Cassandra. But she was turned down for the role, as it was thought she was too ‘model like’.
The series was almost called The Readies.
In the episode where Del Boy and Rodney remove a chandelier, the actors only had one shot to do a perfect scene. If Nicholas Lyndhurst or David Jason had laughed when the chandelier fell, they would have lost the episode. They were only allowed one take as the chandelier cost £6,000!
Over a dozen Reliant Regals (the three-wheeled vans) were used during the series.
Buster Merryfield, who played Uncle Albert, and was famous for his catchphrase, ‘During the war,’ was surprisingly similar to his character. He actually was a war hero and served in the Royal Artillery.
Much of Sullivan’s material for Only Fools and Horses scripts came from his real-life experiences. E.g falling through a raised bar flap, the chandelier falling and his father’s poker sessions.
20 Quotes, sayings and one-liners from “Only Fools and Horses”
Did you know, 500 years ago this was a green and peaceful area? The old Earl of Peckham had a castle where the Kwik-Fit exhaust centre now stands.
Flaxen-haired maidens used to dance round the village maypole of an evening. And then one fateful medieval day, the Trotter clan arrived in a stolen Zephyr.
Before you knew it, the flaxen-haired maiden was up the spout, the old Earl had been sold some hooky armour and someone nicked the maypole. BOYCIE
As Macbeth said to Hamlet in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “We’ve been done up like a couple of kippers”. DEL
I’m a Ming fan myself. He made some wonderful stuff, that Ming. Pity he had to go and die when he did. DEL
One day they might make a musical about the Trotter family. Then, as a sequel, they could do Schindler’s List on ice. RODNEY
They’re yuppies. They don’t speak proper English like what we do. DEL
God knows how you’ve got the courage to walk down dark alleys wearing all that gold. When they see you coming you must look like a mugger’s pension scheme. RODNEY to DEL
Dodgy geezer: But Del Boy had some classic gags
Whatever the subject is, Mum had something to say about it on her deathbed. She must’ve spent her final few hours in this mortal realm doing nothing but rabbiting. RODNEY
Asking a Trotter if he knows anything about chandeliers is like asking Mr Kipling if he knows anything about cakes. DEL
I’ve always wanted to go to Benidorm. Where is it? GRANDAD
’Ere Boyce. This car’s a GTI. If you rearrange the letters, you’ve got yourself a personalised number plate. RODNEY
Dear old grandad, bless him. He was about as useful as a pair of sunglasses on a bloke with one ear. DEL
What about the time he was in the Navy, eh? Every single ship he ever sailed on either got torpedoed or dive-bombed… two of ’em in peace time. RODNEY on ALBERT
I don’t know what you’re worried about. I’ve been eating British beef all my life. TRIGGER
Do you remember your cousin Audrey? I went to stay with her and her husband Kevin for a year. One day he sent me down to Sainsbury’s with a shopping list. When I got back, they’d emigrated. ALBERT
You must’ve spent a third of your life standing in front of mirrors. My earliest childhood recollection is of you standing in front of a mirror. Up until I was four, I thought you was twins. RODNEY to DEL
Del: The French have a word for people like me. Rodney: Yeah, the English have a couple of good ’uns an’ all.
He died a couple of years before I was born. TRIGGER on his dad
It’s a well-known fact that 90% of all foreign tourists come from abroad. DEL
What’s the name of that bloke who invented the Dyson vacuum cleaner? TRIGGER
Give my love to Marlene… Everyone else used to. SLATER to BOYCIE
Kate Upton is truly a beautiful woman. No other human could be born with a better body
Kate Upton favorite color is yellow.
Kate’s great-grandfather is a co founder of the Whirlpool Corporation. Michigan brothers Frederick Stanley Upton and Louis Upton first founded the Upton Machine Company in 1911 with their uncle Emory. In 1950, the company was renamed to Whirlpool Corporation and today is a billion dollar company.
According to high school classmates, Kate Upton wasn’t the most outgoing nor prettiest person in school. She allegedly never had a boyfriend through her four years of school.
She is an avid lover of horses. Upton showed horses for the American Paint Horse Association and competed nationally at a young age with her horse, “Roanie Pony.”
In 2008, Kate attending a casting call for models and was signed to Elite Model Management the same day.
Kate Upton favorite color is yellow.
Kate Upton has two tattoos: a horseshoe on her wrist and a cross on the inside of her finger.
Shortly after being signed, Upton moved to New York City to further pursue a modeling career, as well as acting, and eventually signed with the company IMG Models.
Kate Upton has modeled for Dooney & Bourke and was the face of Guess for 2010-2011.
Kate Upton was just named People Magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive. Your move, Kim Jong Un.
— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) December 19, 2014
Upton also modeled for Victoria’s Secret but she was not a hit at first. Casting director for Victoria’s Secret fashion shows Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou infamously once said: “We would never use Ms. Upton for a Victoria’s Secret show, she’s too obvious. She’s like a Page three girl, or a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”
In 2010, she had a small part in Ben Stiller’s “Tower Heist”.
Upton’s 2013 Sports Illustrated cover was the first fashion shoot in Antarctica.
In early 2011, a video of her doing the “Dougie” dance move at a Los Angeles clippers game went viral.
Her favorite basketball team is the New York Yankees.
In 2011’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, Kate Upton was named Rookie of the Year.
She said, “After my first Sports Illustrated cover, I felt terrible about myself for a solid month. Every single guy I met was either married or about to be married, and I felt like I was their bachelor present or something.”
In July 2012, she posed for the cover of GQ magazine. In the GQ photo, Upton is sporting a skimpy, red, white and blue bikini, and seductively eating a popsicle.
Her favorite food is sushi.
If this tweet gets retweeted 1000 times I will masturbate to Kate Upton photos while locked in my bathroom. (Also if you don’t retweet it)
— Adam Wolf (@AdamWolf77) July 6, 2013
The model made headlines when she a video by photographer Terry Richardson of her doing the “Cat Daddy” dance was released online. The video went viral and was soon blocked on YouTube for being too raunchy, but it was soon uploaded again and has remained there.
Days later, Kate Upton appeared as a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where she showed guests some of her dance moves from the popular video.
In an interview in 2015, Kate Upton confessed that was initially “horrified” when the “Cat Daddy” video was released online. However, the video did catapult her to fame.
Kate Upton was featured in a 2012 Carl’s Jr Superbowl commercial which was banned for being too sexy.
The following year, she was featured in an ad for clothing company Zoo York. The ad was then banned by MTV and Adult Swim. In the ad, Kate Upton can be seen jogging through Manhattan as a pair of foul-mouthed cockroaches profanely ogle the supermodel. Watch the uncensored Zoo York commercial below:
In 2013, she was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition which was shot in Antarctica shoot. She said it was so cold there and she had to obviously be wearing a skimpy swimsuit, which made the whole experience even more difficult. “When I came back from the shoot I was losing hearing and eyesight because my body was shutting down, it was working so hard to keep warm,” Upton said on the “Today” show.
In March 2013, a Los Angeles teenager named Jake Davidson made a YouTube video asking Kate to be his prom date that went viral. As Kate could ultimately not attend the event, fellow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Nina Agdal went with Davidson instead.
In September 2013, she won the prestigious Model of the Year title at the 10th Style Awards at New York Fashion Week.
She does not only wear sexy bikini’s on the covers of famous magazines, but she has also designed four barely there bikinis for the brand Beach Bunny.
She is 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm tall.
Kate Upton weighs 64 kg or 141 pounds.
Mila Kunis and Kate Upton walk into a bar. Wait, the same bar? Tell me where this bar is. NOW!!!!
— Alex Schubert (@GroperCleveland) May 8, 2012
Her favorite perfume is Coco by Chanel.
She is the first model, since Tyra Banks (who appeared in 1996 and 1997) to appear on cover of SI swimsuit issue back to back (in 2012 and 2013).
Kate Upton wishes that she could have smaller boobs. But, then she laughs and says that she was just kidding, in an interview with GQ magazine.
Kate Upton has a mole mark just above her lip.
Thanks to her bubbly personality, hourglass physique and peroxide blonde hair, Kate is often compared to icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield.
To date, Kate Upton has been featured in various brands including Sam Edelman, Accessorize, Guess, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Dylan George, and Dooney & Burke. She has also starred in commercials for Mercedes-Benz, Carl’s Junior and Sobe.
Though she is currently dating Detroit Tigers baseball player Justin Verlander, Kate told Elle Magazine that she is in no hurry to settle down: “I’m just having fun. Obviously I have a very busy schedule at this time in my life, and I don’t put relationships as a priority.”
— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) October 8, 2015