Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, the actor of Shang Tsung in the Mortal Kombat movies, is a legal citizen of Japan, America, Russia, and is fluent in English, Japanese, Spanish, Hawaiian, and Korean. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Frank Dux made up his past life, including winning the "kumite", a secret gathering of the best warriors from different combat styles(and knowing the death touch), which then led to Bloodsport(he was the fight coordinator), launching JCVD's career and inspiring Mortal Kombat and the UFC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Today I learned of Peribsen, an early Egyptian pharaoh whose royal name identified him with the god Seth, rather than with Horus as tradition dictated (particularly strange, since the two gods were mortal enemies). Little is known of his reign, but he's conspicuously absent from later king lists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set…
The name Bran (e.g. Bran Stark from GoT) means "Raven" in Welsh. "Ravens were revered in the Celtic world as they were thought to be messengers between the mortal world and the world of the spirits or Otherworld." celtsandmyths.mzzhost.com…
Because of tight budget and small room, Naughty Dog (Uncharted, The Last of Us) had to open front door and shoot from apartment hallway for move sets in their Mortal Kombat's ripoff - Way of the Warrior. It made the neighbors mistakenly believed that the studio were shooting kinky porno en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way…
Thor (MARVEL comics) conceived himself after he had incestuous sex with his sister. In Mighty THOR #296-298, Thor in a mortal form named Siegmund, rescues and falls in love with Sieglinda, his twin sister. After his death Sieglinda gives birth to his child Siegfried, who is actually Thor marvunapp.com/Appendix7/s…
Pliny the Elder said that rhinos and elephants are mortal enemies. To test this, in 1519, a rhinoceros (the first in Europe) and elephant were pitted against each other. The rhino may have worn armor. The elephant fled. The rhino was then sent as a gift to the pope, but drowned on the way. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C…
Unlike the Norse, Anglo-Saxons believed that Odin (Woden) was a mortal common ancestor, and English kings continued to claim to be descendants of Odin up to the 12th century. sites.nd.edu/manuscript-s…
The reptile theme song from the Mortal Kombat movie is a song by Traci Lords, the former porn star. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Today I learned about the "swoon hypothesis" that claims that Jesus did not die on the cross, but merely fell unconscious ("swooned"), and was later revived in the tomb in the same mortal body en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swo…
Digimon, despite it's perception as a failed Pokemon competitor, s one of the highest grossing media franchises, exceeding Minecraft, Shrek, Game of Thrones, Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, Candy Crush, Friends, Assassin's Creed, and the Big Bang Theory with a gross profit of 6.36b dollars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In the 1960's, The Catholic Church in Malta declared that voting for the Labour Party was a mortal sin, and voters were refused absolution, last rites and burial in sacred grounds, and sometimes were refused by employers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Developers working on the fatality cinematics for Mortal Kombat 11 were so traumatized by the violent imagery that a therapist diagnosed them with PTSD kotaku.com/id-have-these-…
The Seven Deadly Sins aren't actually mortal or venial sins, but rather dispositions towards sin. britannica.com/topic/libe…
Cameron Diaz was all set to star as Sonya Blade in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie, until she broke her wrist before filming began and she had to be replaced by Bridgette Wilson-Sampras cinemablend.com/new/Camer…
In aloquongian myth, the windigo's mortal enemy is the weasel- the weasel kills the windigo by entering through it's anus and eating it's heart. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Rain in Mortal Kombat was created by a huge Prince fan that worked for the company kotaku.com/that-time-prin…
Our Milky Way galaxy is currently in the process of ripping apart and absorbing another galaxy called the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy. By the time it’s finished this game of galactic Mortal Engines, it will have added 1 billion stars to our galaxy. skyandtelescope.com/astro…
L.Ron Hubbard blamed JFK's assassination on "how incompetent and how mortal he really was" for ordering Scientology's E-meters, which "can detect a Communist in 15 minutes", be seized by the FDA. wla.1-s.es/scientology-di…
74 Million Years ago a Velociraptor and Protoceratops were engaged in mortal combat when they were covered in sand to be locked in their struggle for eternity. amnh.org/exhibitions/figh…
Today I learned of Stephen Hawking's gravestone, in there says "HERE LIES WHAT WAS MORTAL OF STEPHEN HAWKING 1942-2018" and there is a formula that states the temperature of a black hole is inversely proportional to it's mass. westminster-abbey.org/pt/…
In Ancient Rome a slave would continuously whisper 'Remember you are mortal' in the ears of victorious generals as they were paraded through the streets after coming home, triumphant, from battle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mem…
Despite being one of the most successful fighting games of all time, "Mortal Kombat" only had a development team of four people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
There was a Mortal Kombat: "Live Tour", similar to a play that toured between 1995 & 1996 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Zeus often seduced mortal women by taking on different forms one of whom was Leda, who Zeus wooed while taking the form of a Swan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led…
, actor Daniel Pesina didn't just play Scorpion & Sub-Zero, mostly just color swaps of the same sprite, but even portrayed the otherwise different character Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat as well, and TIL, he also had a younger brother named Carlos who portrayed Raiden in the franchise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack (1995) went Platinum in 10 days, reaching #10 on the Billboard 200 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Mortal Kombat II was so popular when it hit the arcades that several of the machines were later installed with deadlock security panels on the back to prevent thieves from ripping the game's motherboard straight out of the machine and taking it home. mortalkombat.wikia.com/wi…
The blood code for Mortal Kombat on Sega Genesis (A-B-A-C-A-B-B) was named after the Genesis album "Abacab" and later inspired the short-lived deathcore band, ABACABB. metal-archives.com/bands/…
The Mortal Kombat character Shang Tsung was based on the Chinese Sorcerer Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
The original Mortal Kombat was based on a failed game inspired by Jean Claude Van Damme; they kept the JCVD character and named him Johnny Cage. (Also: MK Fatalities led to the creation of the ESRB rating system.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
When the original Mortal Kombat game came out, an audit menu listed Error Macros under the name ERMAC, leading fans to think there was a third hidden ninja in the game. This myth resulted in the creation of the character in future games. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Norman Mailer wrote a long novel about an evening in Ancient Egypt, 1122 BCE. The story is marked by journeys by the dead, reincarnation, and violent and hyper-sexual gods and mortals in a complex combination of historical fiction, allegory, poetic flight, confession and spiritual meditation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anc…
'Mortal Kombat' was originally designed as a Jean-Claude van Damme fighting game. When he wasn't able to commit his likeness, his character was changed by the designers to 'Johnny Cage' and the MK franchise was born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Before being tried by the Inquisition, defendants were invited to name those who had "mortal hatred" against them. If the accusers were among those named, the defendant was set free and the accusers would face life imprisonment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
Mortal Kombat(1992) was the first game to get a "Mature" Rating by ESRB(Entertainment Software Rating Board). It was the game directly responsible for the creation of the ESRB. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Mortal Kombat's Fatalities led to "moral panic", a Congressional hearing, and the creation of the ESRB rating system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Due to Nintendo's strict censorship policy, Mortal Kombat on the SNES did not feature blood or as much violence as the SEGA Genesis version. As a result, the SEGA version outsold the SNES version 4-to-1. Nintendo changed their policy for MKII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Ancient Greek cities honored victorious Olympian athletes by demolishing part of the city wall so that, on their return, they wouldn't have to use the gate like ordinary mortals. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/enter…
It is a mortal sin to withhold a just wage in Catholicism. Remuneration "should guarantee man the opportunity to provide a dignified livelihood for himself and his family on the material, social, cultural and spiritual level." vatican.va/archive/ccc_cs…
There are different subsets of the Crips. Some are even mortal enemies of each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Bible mentions powerful, sinful giants known as the "Nephilim", who are the children of fallen angels and mortal women. pantheon.org/articles/n/n…
In the Star Trek universe, Tribbles, a small furry creature which produces a purring sound when stroked, are considered a mortal enemy of the Klingon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
The movie Mortal Kombat (1995) copied most of its scenes and plot points directly from Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon (1973). youtube.com/watch?v=KVHO4…
In 2008, Brandon DiCamillo, of Jackass and CKY fame, shattered the world record high score in arcade Mortal Kombat with 10,226,500 points, breaking the previous world record by 2.5M points. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Branden Lee was originally cast as Johnny Cage in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie, until he died while filming The Crow en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Mortal Kombat only had a development team of four people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
A man with mortal head wounds regained consciousness and performed his morning routine, even gaining entry to his house with a hidden key after locking himself out bizarrepedia.com/christop…
Future NBA Hall-of-Famer Tim Duncan was training to become a member of the 1992 U.S. Men's Olympic Swim Team, until Hurricane Hugo destroyed the only pool he could train in. His mortal fear of sharks kept him from using the ocean temporarily. So, he began playing basketball to keep in shape. jockbio.com/Bios/Duncan/D…
In 2010 a game retailer added a 'mortal soul clause" to every online purchase that gives the company the rights to the buyers soul-- resulting in the legal transfer of 7,500 souls to the company. foxnews.com/tech/2010/04/…
Shavo odadjian, the bass guitar player and songwriter of the band System Of A Down, also directed most of the bands videoclips and helped to set up the video conmercial of Mortal Kombat X loudwire.com/system-of-a-…
In Japan, in a form of protest against a lord's decision, a servant could perform kanshi. He would cut his stomach and quickly bandage it. Then he would appear before his lord, give a speech in which he announced the protest of the lord's action, and finally reveal his mortal wound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sep…
The theme song from the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie is a variation of the 1992 Mortal Kombat game trailers song youtube.com/watch?v=R8V7T…
The Mortal Kombat soundtrack was the first platinum EDM record ever in history. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Raiden from Mortal Kombat was based off of Lo Pan's lightning servant from Big Trouble in Little China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Mortal Kombat II was the first game to surpass Hollywood box office sales en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Mikheil Gelovani, the actor that played Stalin in a majority of the USSR's propaganda films, suffered from state sponsored typecasting. Stalin would not permit the actor to play any other role that could associate the communist leader as a "mere mortal." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
You could play online multiplayer games on your Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo consoles via a dial-up modem called the XBAND. Supported titles included Mortal Kombat, Doom, and Super Mario Kart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBA…
There was an inexplicably unsuccessful Mortal Kombat live tour. youtube.com/watch?v=YrqEz…
Raiden and Scorpion are the only two Mortal Kombat characters to appear in every game in the series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
18th century religious individuals who wanted to commit suicide (the ultimate mortal sin), would instead murder a child in order to receive the death penalty, so they could still have time to confess their sins and get into heaven. suite101.com/article/suic…
The word "coil" in the phrase "mortal coil" is derived from 16th Century English and refers to tumult or trouble rather than something curled up. The word was coined repeatedly and has many other meanings including "a mound of hay", "a pen for hens" and "the breech of a gun". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Brandon Dicamillo from Jackass and Viva La Bam held the arcade world record for highest score in Mortal Kombat in 2008. The record score was 10,226,500. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
There is a film adaptation of TETRIS in the works. It's a 'epic sci-fi' film from the guys who previously brought Mortal Combat to the big screen. blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2…
The original Mortal Kombat game was conceived as a fighting game based on Jean-Claude Van Damme. The creators wanted him to star in it, but he had a prior deal with the Sega Genesis platform. The creators then made the character Johnny Cage based on JCVD's appearance in the movie Bloodsport en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Mortal Kombat is the reason for the rating system in video games.. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
The first public Mortal Kombat Fatality was discovered and performed by a 12 year old boy eventhubs.com/news/2013/m…
New Line Cinema planned to make a third Mortal Kombat film to atone for the sequel but Hurricane Katrina ruined the sets and ultimately killed the film. imdb.com/title/tt0119707/…
Sub-Zero is the only character to appear in every main Mortal Kombat game to date en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub…
Cameron Diaz was originally cast as Sonya Blade in the Mortal Kombat movie but had to quit after she broke her wrist during training and Brandon Lee was set to play Liu Kang but his untimely death meant they had to recast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
The video game "Mortal Kombat" was conceived as a fighting game based on actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
Mortal Kombat creator, Ed Boon, holds the Guinness World Book of Records for voice acting a video game character (Scorpion) the longest (since 1992 - the game's inception). mortalkombat.wikia.com/wi…
The Raiden character in the Mortal Kombat video game was directly based on Lightning from the unrelated Kurt Russell movie, Big Trouble in Little China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
A guy modded his Xbox controller to give him a 20,000 volt electrical shock whenever he was punched in Mortal Kombat g4tv.com/articles/44543/d…
Brandon DiCamillo (Jackass and Viva La Bam) once held the world record for Arcade Mortal Kombat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Cameron Diaz was originally set to play Sonya Blade in the film adaptation of Mortal Kombat, but she broke her wrist during martial arts training before shooting and was replaced by Bridgette Wilson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
After cutting off his penis and jumping off a building, Christ Bearer said, "My solution to the problem was the realization that sex is for mortals and I am a god." radio.com/2014/07/14/chri…
Mortal Kombat character Johnny Cage was based off of Jean-Claude Van Damme's portrayal of Frank Dux in the movie "Bloodsport". Cage incorporated both Van Damme's appearance/outfit and his signature "leg split" move. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
There was once a duel where neither of the duelists had any particular enmity towards one another, but the seconds and supporters had a mortal grudge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
, The Mortal Kombat series is solely responsibile for video game ratings. youtube.com/watch?v=_vDeX…
Kristen Stewart's mom is a script supervisor and has worked on films such as Mortal Kombat and Snow Dogs. imdb.com/name/nm0543032/
After the Bosnian War, mortal scars on the streets/sidewalks of Sarajevo were filled with a red resin if that explosion resulted in at least one death. These scars are known as Sarajevo Roses. odditycentral.com/pics/sa…
Bharati left his job, wife, and three children in order to pursue his devotion to Shiva; three years later he felt he was still too connected to the luxury of mortal life, and decided to raise his arm and keep it raised in order to disconnect himself from said luxuries of mortal life. geekosystem.com/man-keeps…
Mikheil Gelovani who depicted Joseph Stalin in 12 films was barred from playing other roles in cinema; he was not allowed to depict "mere mortals." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
Noli Me Tangere, a novel by Philippine author Jose Rizal about the corruption and abuses of the Catholic Church and Spanish authorities in the late 1800s, was banned by them; anyone who read the "Noli" was considered a heretic and guilty of mortal sin. univie.ac.at/ksa/apsis/au…
The man who played the American Gladiator "Malibu" (Deron McBee) also played "Motoro" in the movie Mortal Kombat: Anihilation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der…
The mascot for Nacogdoches High School in Texas is Duke, the Dragon aka the dragon symbol from Mortal Kombat... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nac…
The Mortal Kombat character Noob Saibot is named after the creators' last names in reverse. Ed Boon and John Tobias. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noo…
Data East and the screenwriter of "Back to the Future" teamed up to make "Tattoo Assassins," a parody "Mortal Kombat" clone that featured 2196 fatalities and was so poorly received that it was never released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tat…
Today I learned that the Mortal Kombat Franchise had a theatrical stage show from 1995-96 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Mortal Kombat's Blood Code (ABACABB) on Sega Genesis was a tribute to Genesis' album Abacab mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Mortal Kombat was one of the reasons the ESRB was created. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ent…
The Electronics Software Ratings Board, which is responsible for the ratings on video games, was formed in 1993 as a direct result of Senators Joe Lieberman & Herb Kohl publicly denouncing Mortal Kombat for its use of gore and violence. g4tv.com/gamemakers/episo…
Cameron Diaz Was Meant To Play 'Sonya Blade' In The Original 'Mortal Kombat' Film cinemablend.com/new/Camer…
Cameron Diaz was originally cast to play Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat, but broke her wrist during martial arts training. She was then replaced by Bridgette Wilson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
The guy who played Johnny Cage in the arcade game Mortal Kombat was paid $50 a hour with no royalties, and sued for $10 million when the game became a huge hit on home consoles. He lost, and his character didn't appear in Mortal Kombat 3. polygon.com/2012/10/2/344…
In the second precursor to South Park, The Spirit of Christmas, a few songs from Mortal Kombat 3 (Main, Fatality, and Subway themes, respectively) are used. youtu.be/eSQczYEeB2w?t=1m…

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