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Steven Spielberg still makes a fortune from Star Wars because he and George Lucas bet on it's success!

In 1977, Lucas had finished producing Star Wars and went to Alabama where Spielberg was shooting Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Lucas was depressed and told Spielberg that Star Wars did not live up to his vision and thought he just made a kids’ movie.In a move to make some extra money after Star Wars, Lucas proposed that each director give 2.5% of their movie’s profits to the other. 

Fortunately, Close Encounters got Lucas money and saved Columbia movie studios from bankruptcy. However, it was better for Spielberg. He still receives tons of money constantly from Star Wars merchandise, DVDs, and re-releases!


Do you have an aptronym?

What do Usain Bolt, Lord Brain and Alto Reed have in common? Their names very closely describe what they do. Those three are a sprinter, a brain surgeon and a saxophonist respectively. The phenomenon of someone being very aptly named is called an aptronym.

Some people believe that there is some sort of determinism, which means that your name determines what you do. However, these are most likely coincidental. What would your aptronym be?


Arwen the She-Elf is the oldest cougar of them all!

Appearing mostly in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Arwen is one of the half-elven and is the youngest child of Elf Lord Elrond. She met Aragorn when he was just 20 years old and he fell in love with her at first sight. She had returned to her father’s house after living with her grandmother for some time.

Thirty years later they reunited and were married. Arwen was 2,700 years old when Aragorn was 20! Good thing the elves don’t age quickly. That makes her the greatest cougar. Take that Demi.


Some awesome lists!

Even though Ash Ketchum is supposed to catch all of the pokemon, he's only caught 40 different kinds!

Over the fourteen years he's been out on his journey, he's only caught 40 out of the 649 pokemon in the pokemon universe. However, he does have 30 Taurus that he caught on one of the episodes that was banned .

He's also been 10 years old since the beginning of the series!


Ivan Drago from the Rocky movies is actually exceptionally smart!

Dolph Lundgren, the actor who played Ivan Drago in the Rocky movies has an IQ of 160! Considering that the average IQ ranges from 85 to 115, Lundgren’s IQ is very impressive. Using the standard scoring, Dolph Lundgren is “exceptionally gifted”!

The ‘Rocky’ star, in addition to having a high IQ, attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a Fulbright scholarship! The famed actor even attained a master’s degree in chemical engineering! It’s not uncommon for various celebrities to also be very intelligent. Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, earned a PhD in neuroscience and wrote a paper on Prader-Willi syndrome!



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