The Mortal Kombat soundtrack (1995) was the first EDM album to achieve Platinum status. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Mortal Kombat 3 was the only Game Boy game ever to be rated M by the ESRB en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
According to Greek mythology, the Anemone flower was created by the tears of Aphrodite mixing with the blood of her mortal lover Adonis, who had been fatally wounded by a wild boar. It is said that the flower represents Adonis' existence; beautiful, graceful and short lived. flower-meanings.com/anemo…
In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the Moirai were the incarnations of destiny. Also related to Tekmor ("proof, ordinance") and with Ananke ("destiny, necessity"), who were primordial goddesses in my mythical cosmogonies they controlled the mother thread of life of every mortal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moi…
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…
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…
The Mortal Kombat series used smashed vegetables to make many of its gruesome sound effects vice.com/en_us/article/9k…
In 1961-1969 it was a mortal sin to vote for the Labour party on Malta. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The Seven Deadly Sins aren't actually mortal or venial sins, but rather dispositions towards sin. britannica.com/topic/libe…
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/…
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…
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…
The Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack (1995) went Platinum in 10 days, reaching #10 on the Billboard 200 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Rain in Mortal Kombat was created by a huge Prince fan that worked for the company kotaku.com/that-time-prin…
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…
There was a Mortal Kombat: "Live Tour", similar to a play that toured between 1995 & 1996 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 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…
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…
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…
, 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…
'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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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's Fatalities led to "moral panic", a Congressional hearing, and the creation of the ESRB rating system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
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…
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…
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/…
There are different subsets of the Crips. Some are even mortal enemies of each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
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…

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