The Simpsons episode where everyone wants to get into Ned's bomb shelter was based on a 'Twilight Zone' episode where the same thing happened. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Hill Valley from β€œBack to the Future” is a set used for a lot of other movies and tv shows including Leave it to Beaver, the first episode of Twilight Zone, The Incredible Hulk, Psycho II, Knight Rider, Gremlins, and Batman and Robin among others. wikipedia.org/wiki/Courth…
A helicopter accident during the filming of the Twilight Zone Movie that killed three actors ended the friendship between Steven Spielberg and John Landis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
Rod Serling got the idea for the Twilight Zone episode "I Shot an Arrow into the Air" from a conversation with a friend, to whom he paid $500 for the rights. More people would pitch episode ideas to Serling in person over the years, but none were ever produced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_S…
Nocturnal animals only come out at night, diurnal animals are active during the day, and crepuscular animals are those most active during the twilight hours at dawn and dusk. wisegeek.com/what-do-the-…
Dikson is the northernmost port in Russia, and inhabitants informally call their settlement "Capital of the Arctic", taken from a popular Soviet song. It is so far north that no civil twilight appears from December 8 to January 5 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dik…
The book "Fifty Shades of Grey" originally began as Twilight fan fiction named "Master of the Universe" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fif…
After WWII Rod Serling (Creator of The Twilight Zone) made money testing military parachutes. On one occasion, he made $1,000 testing a jet ejection seat that had killed the previous three testers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight series, was inspired to write the books based on a dream she had. Stephenie said she was never a writer before Twilight. edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVI…
There are three subcategories of twilight: civil twilight (when enough natural light remains that artificial light is not needed), nautical twilight, and astronomical twilight (sun is farthest from the horizon). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
Civil twilight is when the geometric center of the sun is 6 degrees below the horizon and ends with sunrise en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
Stephanie Meyer is a member of the LDS church and considers the Book of Mormon her biggest inspiration for the Twilight Saga en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Actor Vic Morrow was decapitated by a helicopter on the set of the Twilight Zone movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
William Shatner did a spoken word cover of Golden Earring's Twilight Zone youtu.be/LfHPbxawzUI
Rod Serling wrote one of "The Twilight Zone" episodes as his reaction to JFK assassination. The episode ends with the news broadcast saying that the sky has turned dark over the street in Dallas; as well as North Vietnam, part of the Berlin Wall and "other places of hate around the world". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_A…
A 2002 episode of "The Twilight Zone" addressed the novikov self-consistency principle of time travel: a woman, played by Katherine Heigl, goes back in time to kill baby Hitler. She succeeds, but his mother adopts a child and raises him as Adolf. He grows up to lead the Nazi Party. vox.com/2015/10/24/960540…
Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Leigh Morrow, daughter of actor Vic Morrow who was decapitated by a helicopter while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen…
Some flowers, like nasturtiums, can actually emit flashes of light from their leaves and flower petals during twilight and it is called the Elizabeth Linneaus Phenomenon nybg.org/blogs/science-ta…
Today I learned about Twilight sleep, a procedure used for labor in the early 1900s. Women were drugged, restrained in a dark room with gauze on their eyes and ears plugged. The purpose of the drugs was to cause the women to forget the childbirth, not prevent pain, as they were still conscience the whole time. embryo.asu.edu/pages/twil…
, while a 20 year old Rod Serling was serving in WWII, he saw his best friend killed by a falling crate of food. Seeing the unpredictability and irony of life and death, he would later use that experience to create, 'The Twilight Zone'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
John Landis, director of movies like Beverly Hills Cop III and coming to America, was found not guilty of manslaughter, after an actor and two children were decapitated by a falling helicopter during the filming of the Twilight Zone movie. history.com/this-day-in-h…
There is such a thing as a Strawberry Squids and they live in the Twilight Zone. fisheries.noaa.gov/scienc…
The real-life John-Boy Walton wrote 8 Twilight Zone episodes and the 1973 animated screen adaption of Charlotte's Web. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
On July 23, 1982, a Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter crashed at Santa Clarita, California, during the making of Twilight Zone: The Movie. The crash killed three people on the ground: actor Vic Morrow and two child actors while injuring the six helicopter passengers. wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilig…
Hill valley from back to the Future was a set used in many shows including twilight zone, to kill a mockingbird and leave it to beaver. Just to name a few. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Today I learned Jennifer Jason Leigh's father was an actor who was killed, along with two child actors, in a horrific helicopter accident while filming a Twilight Zone episode. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
Today I learned about actor Vic Morrow who was killed, along with child actors Renee Chen and Myca Dinh Le, by a falling helicopter during filming of The Twilight Zone. slate.com/culture/2012/07…
Yugioh has made more money than The Simpsons, X-Men, Lord of The Rings, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, James Bond, Transformers, Call of Duty, Sesame Street, Spongebob, Power Rangers, Looney Tunes, Frozen, Superman, Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Twilight, Seinfeld, Friends, or League of Legends. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The most commonly used sentence in the Harry Potter book series was: "Nothing happened."; for The Hunger Games series it was: "My name is Katniss Everdeen.", and for the Twilight series it was: "I sighed." slate.com/articles/arts/c…
Henry Cavill was almost cast in the role of Edward in Twilight. Losing the role to Robert Pattinson just before filming began webcitation.org/68EJ4cL1Z…
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer wanted actor Henry Cavill to be casted as Edward stepheniemeyer.com/2007/1…
Kristen Stewart, widely panned for her stiff performance in the also widely-panned "Twilight" series, was the first and only American actress to win a French CΓ©sar Award - the French equivalent of an Oscar - for her performance in the film "Clouds of Sils Maria" bbc.com/news/entertainmen…
In 1873 a man defrauded the residents of Alta, Utah out of $2,500 by claiming to be able to raise the dead. They paid him the money NOT to raise anybody. The story was later adapted into "The Twilight Zone" episode "Mr. Garrity and the graves." deseretnews.com/article/7…
Robert Pattinson, actor known for playing "Twilight" vampire Edward Cullen, is distantly related to Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's titular character "Dracula." reuters.com/article/us-pa…
On 12th April 1945, for their last performance before the end of WW2, the Berlin Philharmonic performed Wagner's 'GΓΆtterdΓ€mmerung' - Twilight of the Gods - while the Hitler Youth distributed cyanide pills to the audience so they could kill themselves. spectator.co.uk/2013/10/y…
Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, was so talkative that on a two hour car ride the rest of his family remained silent to see if Rod would notice their lack of participation. He did not, talking nonstop through the entire car ride. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
Rod Serling, best known as the narrator and creator of The Twilight Zone, is responsible for the iconic ending of the original Planet of The Apes(1968). Serling's script was ultimately rejected and revised, but the final version retained the Statue of Liberty scene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
A year before the Twilight Zone Incident, Boris Sagal (father of Katey Sagal from "Married with Children" and "Futurama") was killed during the production of NBC’s World War III miniseries when he accidentally walked into and was nearly decapitated by the helicopter's spinning tail rotor deadline.com/2014/04/heli…
The term dusk usually refers to astronomical dusk, or the darkest part of twilight before night begins. But there are actually three stages of dusk known as civil dusk, nautical dusk, and astronomical dusk. Each is based on the increasing angle of the sun below the horizon in the evening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dus…
Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, wrote the first draft for Planet of the Apes. The Statue of Liberty at the end was his idea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
If the earth were at the center of a globular cluster of stars, the darkest night would be a strange sort of twilight, making astronomy really difficult. io9.gizmodo.com/what-the-…
"On a clear day, you can see the edges of Earth's shadow at twilight creeping up or down the horizon. It's a dark bluish band that appears opposite to the rising or setting sun." weather.gov/owlie/weird-w…
The 1982 rock classic "Twilight Zone" by dutch band Golden Earring was inspired by reading Robert Ludlum's "The Bourne Identity" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling's final project was Fantasy Park, a 1975 radio concert. It was a 48-hour long rock concert edited together from dozens of separate live acts, including The Beatles. Presented as an actual concert, stations reportedly received calls asking how to get to the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
Shaquille O'Neal has a role as an extra in the music video of "Vanilla Twilight" by Owl City youtu.be/pIz2K3ArrWk?t=14…
"Fifty Shades of Grey" started out as fan-fiction of the "Twilight" series. newsweek.com/el-james-fif…
Episode 122 of The Twilight Zone, β€œAn Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, was a French film short that had won awards at the Cannes Film Festival in 1962 and an Oscar for Live Action Short Film in 1963. Producers paid $25,000 for rights that limited them to airing the story no more than two times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_…
The 80s song "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring was not inspired by the television show of the same name, but instead by the then obscure novel (now turned blockbuster movie) "The Bourne Identity" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
, based on the Twilight Zone episode, in 1976 sci fi writer George H. Scithers writing under the pseudonym "Karl WΓΌrf" wrote a cookbook, "To Serve Man: A Cookbook for People". The Library of Congress classifies it, not as a satire, parody or literary work, but as a cookbook. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_…
The first draft of β€œPlanet of the Apes” (1968) was written by Rod Serling himself, inspired by Twilight Zone S01E15 β€œI Shot an Arrow into the Air” with a very similar concept en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_S…

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