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1000 Facts about James Bond By James Egan
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Dr. No was supposed to be a monkey. Christian Bale turned down the role of James Bond because he had "already played a serial killer." The actor who plays Goldfinger was a Nazi. There isn't... More > a single American actor in Skyfall. The car flip in Casino Royale was achieved using an air cannon. Anthony Hopkins was cast as the villain of Tomorrow Never Dies. He quit after three days. Although Roger Moore played James Bond in seven films, he has a severe phobia of guns. The villain of Die Another Day is based on Richard Branson. Q's real name is Geoffrey Boothroyd. Quentin Tarantino nearly directed Casino Royale. He would've cast Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman in significant roles. The main villain from Quantum of Solace is based on Tony Blair. Sean Connery wears a wig in every Bond film.< Less
1000 Facts About Animated Films By James Egan
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In the original script of The Lion King, Mufasa was the one who cut Scar's face. Walt Disney HATED the spaghetti-eating scene in Lady and the Tramp. It is now one of the most beloved scenes in Disney... More > history. Toy Story was nearly a musical. Christopher Barnes was only 16 when he voiced Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid. In Frozen, Elsa was supposed to have blue hair. The villain of The Incredibles was supposed to be an alien called Xerek. The merchant in the beginning of Aladdin is the Genie. It took ten years to make Alice in Wonderland. Gru's appearance in Despicable Me is based on an emperor penguin. Disney were certain that Finding Nemo would fail. The Prince in Beauty and the Beast was 11 when the Enchantress cursed him. If Cinderella flopped, Disney would've gone bankrupt. Inside Out is the first Pixar film that doesn't have a villain. Walt Disney's favourite Disney film was Bambi. Elvis nearly starred in The Jungle Book.< Less
1000 Facts about Writers By James Egan
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Ernest Hemingway shot himself in the legs with a machine gun while wrestling a shark. George RR Martin can only type with one finger at a time. Arthur Conan Doyle passionately believed in... More > fairies. Bram Stoker couldn’t walk until he was seven. CS Lewis couldn’t use a typewriter. Charles Dickens regularly visited the morgue and stared at the dead for hours. Edgar Allen Poe made $9 for writing The Raven. John Milton created more English words than anyone else in history. Lewis Carrol wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to show how stupid mathematics was. Arthur Miller wrote Death of a Salesman in one day. There are two naked women hidden on the front cover of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby. James Joyce wrote Ulysses in crayon. JRR Tolkien was kidnapped when he was a toddler. JK Rowling wrote the final chapter of the last Harry Potter book in 1990; seven years before the release of her first book.< Less
1000 Facts about the Human Body By James Egan
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A baby fetus has a heartbeat after ten days. The liver has 300 functions. Birthmarks can be hereditary. Nobody knows why we have blood types. Sea coral can be used in bone graft surgery. It’s... More > impossible for a contact lens to get stuck behind your eye. There are at least nine useless organs. The appendix isn’t one of them. There are absolutely no muscles in your fingers. Some scientists believe the gut has a second brain. Teeth can survive lava. You have taste buds in your ears. Nobody has a clue how many muscles the human body has. There are seven types of twins. Men and women experience different symptoms before they have a heart attack. When a person gets a kidney transplant, their old kidneys are usually not removed. There is only one muscle that can’t get tired. You can survive without an intestine. It is possible to survive with 90% of your brain removed.< Less
1000 Facts about Animated Films Vol. 3 By James Egan
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The Lion King takes place before humanity existed. Robby Benson voices the Beast in Beauty and the Beast. He directed the TV series, Friends. The Minions are based on the Jawas from Star Wars. Bob... More > Dylan nearly wrote the music for Toy Story. The Jungle Book is the most successful film in German history. Disney still get complaints that Fantasia is too scary. In the original story of Aladdin, the main character was Chinese. Frozen was nearly made in the 1940s. The actor who voices Bambi grew up to become a Marine and a drill instructor. The final scene in The Little Mermaid was inspired by Die Hard.< Less
3000 Facts about Animated Films By James Egan
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Tarzan and Elsa are brother and sister. Despite Toy Story’s legacy, it didn’t win a single Oscar. Somebody counted every single spot in 101 Dalmatians. There’s a lot. The... More > Genie’s lamp from Aladdin appears in Moana. Animators stopped working on The Lion King because they were certain it would fail. It made $900 million. The original Cinderella story is 2700 years old Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs misspells the word “dwarves” in its title. The trailer for Lady and the Tramp spoilt the ending. Most of Disney’s classics like Pinocchio and Bambi were extremely unsuccessful because they came out during World War II.< Less
1000 Facts about Animated Films Vol. 2 By James Egan
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In Frozen, Elsa never speaks to Kristoff. In The Lion King, Scar was supposed to be a baboon. Jim Carrey auditioned for the prince in The Little Mermaid. In The Jungle Book, Kaa sings Trust in Me.... More > This song was written for Mary Poppins. Before he was famous, Bryan Cranston did voiceovers for several animes including Ghost in the Shell and Street Fighter II. Belle’s dress in Beauty and the Beast is based on Dorothy’s dress from The Wizard of Oz. It took two years to write the script for Toy Story 3. It took one day to write the script for the 1986 film, Transformers: The Movie. Tangled is, by far, the most expensive animated film ever. It cost $260 million. The dwarves in Snow White and Seven Dwarfs were nearly called Crabby, Flabby, Jumpy, Stubby, and Hoppy.< Less
Inherit the Earth By James Egan
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Red is an ape that becomes separated from his father. He is terrified that a wild animal has attacked him. But as he makes his way through the woods, he stumbles upon something far stranger; an... More > animal community hidden in the forest. He is welcomed with open arms by all sorts of animals he has never seen or heard of in his life. As they make him a part of their society, he learns the great truth. The Humans are gone. It’s time for the animals to inherit the Earth.< Less
Fairytale By James Egan
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A children's play about a crippled boy called Marcus who wishes everyone in the world gets what they want. He then wakes up in a world where everyone in the world has had their greatest wish... More > fulfilled - the blind can see, the lame can walk, the deaf can hear, the sick are healthy. Marcus was a poor crippled child with no parents who is now a rich beloved prince with his dear mother ruling by his side. Marcus got his wish. Unfortunately, all of the evil people in the world also obtain their wishes - control, domination, power. As the world starts to become corrupt, people are coming to find Marcus to bring back the old world. What should Marcus do? He has everything he wants. Can he give that all up? Can he go back to being a crippled poor child? Is it his right to change things back to the way they were? Does he even have the power to return the world to the way it was? Why did this all happen? How?< Less
1000 Facts about Historic Figures Vol. 2 By James Egan
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King Henry VIII had a pet polar bear. Herodotus wrote the first history book. It stated that Europe was full of cyclops. Steve Jobs never wrote a single line of programming code in his life. Joseph... More > Stalin wasn’t Russian. Michael Jackson used to be a Jehovah’s Witness. Gandhi spoke English with an Irish accent. Leonardo Da Vinci was the first person who could explain why the sky is blue. Beethoven could only drink coffee if it was made of exactly 60 beans. It was only discovered in 2012 that Vincent Van Gogh was color-blind. Saint Patrick’s real name was Maewyn Succat. Isaac Newton believed Hercules was a real person. Adolf Hitler never visited a single concentration camp. Charles Darwin ate every animal that he discovered. Christopher Columbus believed the Earth was pear-shaped. Napoleon was attacked by a herd of rabbits so badly, he had to hide in his carriage. The first person online to publically declare Osama Bin Laden’s death was Dwayne "The Rock” Johnson.< Less

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