As we’ve mentioned before, Wednesday’s fact will no longer feature an accompanying article because we watched that episode of Futurama with the 80’s guy and decided to shift some paradigms and revolutionise outside the box, which is code for, we’re setting aside Wednesdays for tidying up some of the older articles on this site. Don’t worry though, because today’s fact doesn’t need an accompanying article, just a sentence explaining that yes, Tim Burton intentionally took a more passive, producer role when it came to The Nightmare Before Christmas purely because he didn’t want to deal with stop-motion every day for 3 years. However, Disney still used Burton’s name when they released the film because why wouldn’t they, everyone still loved Tim Burton in the 90’s.
If you’ve ever wondered how famous you have to be before “guy wildly trying to stab you” becomes an “assassin”, the answer is as famous as a horse that ran really fast.
Freddie Tavares may not be the first name that pops into your head when you hear the words “guitar legend”, but it bloody well should be because Freddie Tavares is the guy who played arguably one of the most famous riffs in guitar history, the opening 2 seconds of the Looney Tunes theme song.
Henri L’Estrange may not be a name many of you are familiar with but it totally should be because he’s probably one of the simultaneously luckiest and unluckiest men to have ever lived.
Gladiator is the loosely-based-on-true-events story of a Roman general who is betrayed, becomes a gladiator and then stabs Joaquin Phoenix in the liver. The film was released to reasonably good reviews and was partly responsibly for a spike in books about the ancient Romans. It was also inspired partly by a single painting.