For the first Superman movie producers wanted Christopher Reeve to wear fake muscles under the suit but he refused. He instead started an intense two-month training program which added 14kg to his 86kg frame. He got so big they had to reshoot earlier scenes as they didn’t match the later shots. aruma.com.au/about-us/blo…
Peter Jackson shot "The Hobbit" in such a high frame rate, some people experienced nausea watching it in movie theaters. theguardian.com/film/shor…
In Return of the Jedi (1983) for the speeder chase, Garrett Brown walked through the forest shooting at less than one frame per second. By walking at about 5 mph and projecting the footage at 24 frame/s, the motion seen in the film appeared as if it were moving at around 120 mph en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ret…
Today I learned about the cozy Japanese table called a Kotatsu. It's a wooden table frame covered by a comforter (Kakefuton), upon which a table top sits. Underneath is a heat source and a rug (Shikifuton). awesomeinventions.com/jap…
The phrase 'to be on tenterhooks' originates from the process of drying cloth under tension on wooden tenter frames. The cloth was held in place on tenterhooks. The phrase means to be tense or anxious. bbc.co.uk/ahistoryofthewo…
A newly developed camera is capable of taking as many as 70 trillion frames per second. That is fast enough to see waves of light traveling and the fluorescent decay of molecules. phys.org/news/2020-05-ult…
Unknown author Janet Frame was scheduled for a frontal lobotomy when it was announced that she had won a national literary prize. The procedure was cancelled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Today I learned of Pierre Picaud. After three friends frame him for being a spy, he was imprisoned for 7 years. After being released, he recovered a hidden treasure that was passed on from a wealthy priest he befriended and had his former friends and their families killed, arrested, or left impoverished. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Ball boys in football originated in 1905 while William "Fatty" Foulke – 6'4" and 300+ pounds – was Chelsea's goalkeeper. The club placed small boys behind Foulke in order to accentuate his massive frame and intimidate strikers. Eventually the boys started collecting out-of-play balls too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In 2017 , 2 Students Left A Pineapple in an art gallery. When they came back 4 days later , it was in a glass frame. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
It took animators one week to animate one second of the movie "Spider Man Into Spiderverse" (This was 4 times more than a regular animation). This was because many parts of the movie were animated on separate frames. Miles was often drawn in a slower frame rate to make movements struggeled nme.com/news/spiderman-in…
Before the advent of plastics, tortoiseshell from the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) was used in eyeglass frames and decorative items. britannica.com/animal/tur…
It took Pixar about 29 hours to render a single frame of Monsters University using a server farm of 2000 computers with more than 24,000 cores combined. venturebeat.com/2013/04/2…
In 1999, an alleged prank from the 1970s made Disney recall 3.4 million copies of the videotape of the animation film the 'rescuers', as the movie showed frames of a topless woman, which were 'hidden' in a scene during postproduction more than 20 years earlier snopes.com/fact-check/the…
Lima is the second largest desert city after Cairo. The city faces acute water shortage due to very low precipitation. To solve their water shortage issues, the locals use meshed fog catchers made of bamboo frames to harvest water from the thick sea fog that covers Lima all year round. theguardian.com/global-de…
Bees will not build in a gap that is very specifically 6-9 mm in width (but they WILL build in larger or smaller spaces). This discovery, called "bee space", made modern beehives with removeable "frames" for honeycomb possible; otherwise, the bees would just cement everything together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Bronagh Gallagher wore the Irish band The Frames t shirt in the OD scene in Pulp Fiction having previous acted with the lead singer in the movie The Committments en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, certain scenes such as the forest swinging scene, Miles was animated a 12 frames a second while Peter was animated at 24 frames a second, making Miles look less smooth. This was done to show Miles' inexperience at being Spiderman compared to Peter. businessinsider.com.au/sp…
Hayao Miyazaki, founder of Studio Ghibli still draws almost every animation frame for his films by hand. One of his films,Ponyo features 170,000 framesβ€”a record for Miyazaki en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
The Decameron is a frame story written in 1353 by Boccaccio, containing 100 erotic tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 2016 after a video essay by Every Frame a Painting criticised the music in the Marvel franchise as being 'unmemorable'. Marvel acknowledge the video and sought to improve their scores, with Mark Mothersbaugh paving the way in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) the following year. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
James Stewart suggested to the director of Harvey that he change some shots to make them wider so that "Harvey," the 6'3" invisible rabbit, would be in frame. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
A man found a copy of the declaration of independence in an old picture frame he bought for $4 at a yard sale. It turned out to be a first print from the 4th July 1776. It later sold for $2.42 million, then $8.14 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phy…
Tokyo Olympics 2020 bed manufacturer has reassured athletes that the recycled cardboard beds won’t collapse during sex. The Airweave bed manufacturer said the bed frames will be able to hold up to 440 lbs loads & guarantee structural integrity with no more than 2 athletes in one bed. independent.co.uk/sport/o…
Art thieves posing as police officers stole 13 works valued at $500 million from the the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. The stolen artwork include paintings by Rembrandt, Manet and Vermeer. The artwork hasn't been recovered, and empty frames hang in their place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
During the launch of the Minotaur V rocket, that was carrying the LADEE spacecraft, a nearby frog was flung into the air. The incident was captured in a single frame from a remote camera by the NASA photo team. space.com/22772-frog-phot…
Marlon Brando refused to memorise his lines in 'Last Tango in Paris'. Cue cards were posted around & out of the frame. His eyes lifting upward in one act was not spontaneous dramatic acting but a search for his next cue card. And once asked if he could "write lines on Maria Schneider's rear end" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
Yogi Bear was one of several Hanna-Barbera characters to have a collar. This allowed animators to keep his body static, redrawing only his head in each frame when he spokeβ€”a method that reduced the number of drawings needed for a seven-minute cartoon from around 14,000 to around 2,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yog…
How one of the hotels at Walt Disney World was built. The rooms were built off-site and then with a crane, halted into the frame of the building. youtu.be/hMvfrcfXqqU
The practice of playing music for callers on hold began with a faulty phone line connection. A loose wire touching the steel frame of an office building caused it to act as a giant radio receiver, allowing callers to hear music from local radio stations while they waited on hold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
In 1972, the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau captured two frames that appeared to suggest the presence of two large, unidentified animals. Three years later, in June 1975, a single camera captured what became known as the β€œGargoyle shot” that appeared to show a large head with horny protrusions theguardian.com/science/a…
β€œlow-key photography” consists of shooting dark-colored scenes while emphasizing light only on specific areas in the frame en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low…
The Speed Of Light Filmed At 10 Trillion Frames Per Second Can Be Measured In Picoseconds In Order To See Light Moving. 1 Picosecond To A Second Is The Same As 1 Second To 31,689 Years. youtu.be/7Ys_yKGNFRQ
The girl who played Robin Williams' teenage daughter in Mrs. Doubtfire was kicked out of school for missing too many classes during filming. Robin Williams then wrote a letter to the principal 'respectfully requesting' he reconsider. She didn't get back in, but the school did frame the letter independent.co.uk/news/pe…
The world's first HD 6DoF video (VR video where you can walk around like in a game) was sized at 3GB per frame. 10 minutes of video would be 1800GB. youtube.com/watch?v=DFobW…
Today I learned about the "Tornado Towers" in Mankato MN. They were mobile homes stacked on top of each inside a concrete frame, and you could feel them swaying in a windstorm. The city eventually bought the properties and tore them down. mankatofreepress.com/mank…
The 100 year old Morgan Motor Company is still making their sports cars with wooden frames. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
While rendering Toy Story, Pixar named each and every rendering server after an animal. When a server completed rendering a frame, it would play the sound of the animal, so their server farm will sound like an actual farm. theverge.com/2015/3/17/82…
In 1498 Charles VIII of France, eager to attend a tennis match, banged his head on a door frame. He died a few hours later as a result of the injury en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
To demonstrate the ability of drones to accomplish work while swarming, researchers programmed flying robot quadrotors to perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. youtu.be/_sUeGC-8dyk
The 1886 Benz Motorwagen engine had 958cc displacement and 2/3 horsepower. It had three wire frame wheels and a tubular chassis. Some of its features like the electric ignition and rack and pinion steering are still standard to this day fitmycar.com/journal/the-…
One of the 26 known copies of the United States’ Declaration of Independence was purchased for $4. The man purchased an ugly painting for the frame & found the declaration behind the painting. He later sold it at auction for $2.42 million. nytimes.com/1991/04/03/ar…
Disney recalled 3.4 million copies of the children's movie "The Rescuers" because one of the animators inserted a picture of a nude woman into two frames of the movie. snopes.com/fact-check/the…
In September 1939, at the onset of World War II. The Night Watch was detached from its frame and rolled around a cylinder. The rolled painting was stored for four years in a special safe that was built to protect many works of art in the caves of Maastricht, Netherlands. cacciucco.nl/english/the_…
The software to create the black hole in the movie 'Interstellar' is a full implementation of Einstein's equations in 40,000 lines of C++, and rendered thousands of 23-megapixel IMAX frames on a 32,000-core render farm at about 20 core-hours per frame arxiv.org/pdf/1502.03808.…
Movie frame rates were originally measured in feet of film per minute instead of in frames per second, which is where the term β€œfootage” came from diyphotography.net/amusin…
In 2004, an assistant high school principal in Michigan tried to frame a student by planting pot in his locker, then calling police to do a locker search. When no drugs were found, he laughingly told police what he had done. He later resigned and became the subject of a criminal probe thesmokinggun.com/documen…
There's only one spider web farm in the world where the owners make wooden frames for orb-weaver spiders, then take the webs to preserve them and turn them into works of arthropod art. More than 16,000 webs have been collected since 1977! atlasobscura.com/places/k…
Ukrainian Petro Prokopovych is considered the founder of commercial beekeeping for his invention of a hive frame and a crude queen excluder between brood and honey chambers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
: AS Long As Possible (ASLAP) is a visual art work by Finnish artist Juha van Ingen, consisting of a 1000-year long GIF animation loop which will automatically start over, after the last frame has played. ASLAP is intended to continue to play for ever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AS_…

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