Nerdy Fact #1582: The bloody “Red Wedding” from Game of Thrones was inspired by two historical Scottish events: The Black Dinner, where a young Earl was promised safety by the King, but was murdered at a great feast, and the the Glencoe Massacre, in which one clan invited another clan to stay with them throughout the night only murdered them in their sleep.
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Nerdy Fact #1581: According to a former Disney chairman, the notoriously controversial C.E.O. of Marvel Entertainment, Ike Perlmutter, thought no body would care that Terrence Howard’s character was replaced by Don Cheadle in the Iron Man franchise, “because black people ‘look the same.’” As of 2015, Perlmutter no longer oversees the development of Marvel Studios.
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Nerdy Fact #1568: Batman creator Bob Kane originally designed the Batsuit as a red jumpsuit with bat wings and a small black domino mask that revealed Bruce Wayne’s blond hair. It was artist Bill Finger that designed the darker suit and cowl for the Caped Crusader.
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Nerdy Fact #1564: Bob’s Burgers was originally pitched to FOX as an animated series about a family of cannibals that run a burger restaurant.
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Nerdy Fact #1553: Besides John Hurt, none of the actors in Alien were told how Kane was going to die prior to the shooting of the Chestburster scene. Since actual animal organs were used for the gore, the cast’s reaction of shock and disgust was genuine.
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Nerdy Fact #1551: H.R. Giger, the famed designer of the Xenomorph in the Alien film series, was asked to design a new version of the Batmobile for Batman Forever. Though this design would be scrapped, the final result was a car inspired by a pair of scissors, with phallic shaped front mandibles.
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Nerdy Fact #1548: After Jon Snow’s apparent death in the season five finale of Game of Thrones, Kit Harrington said that the only person he told the character’s fate to was a police officer in order to get out of a speeding ticket.
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