"Shaun of the Dead" was considering the title "From Dusk Till Shaun." And that "Into the Spider-Verse" has a "From Dusk Till Shaun" movie poster in the background- suggesting it exists in a parallel universe. cinemablend.com/news/2495…
The U.S. motto, "In God we trust" comes from the fourth verse of the Star Spangled Banner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Most recordings of "White Christmas" skip the opening verse and start with the chorus. The opening verse, though, reveals the song is being sung by someone in "Beverly Hills, LA," where "the sun is shining, the grass is green/The orange and palm trees sway," but is "longing to be up north." kqed.org/news/83832/why-w…
The popular form of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah is thanks to John Cale. He'd asked Cohen to fax the lyrics to him, and faced with fifteen pages worth, couldn't imagine himself singing so many religious references. He cut many verses and kept 'the cheeky ones'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
The song "Wagon Wheel", best known by Old Crow Medicine Show was co-written by Bob Dylan. The song was just a chorus on a bootleg, and OCMC added verses 25 years later. Bob Dylan loved it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wag…
Leonard Cohen wrote eighty verses for Hallelujah, only four of which were in the final recording en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Whilst he was in hiding after writing the 'Satanic Verses' and having a fatwa placed on him, Salman Rushdie played Super Mario World to pass the time. eurogamer.net/articles/20…
Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's verse on the hit song "Ghetto Supastar" was the result of him showing up at the wrong studio, loving the song, and asking to be part of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghe…
In the 1860's an atheist tobacconist named George Hull created a 10-foot stone statue, buried it, then exhumed it a year later as proof of giants, all to mock a bible verse that states giants once lived on the Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
The commonly known lyrics to "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" are actually just the chorus. There are two other verses about a young woman who refuses to go on a date with a man unless they go to a baseball game. The song wasn't played at a baseball game until 26 years after it was released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak…
The second verse of "Bring the Noise" by Public Enemy is written in dactylic hexameter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dac…
Following John F Kennedy's assassination, VP Lyndon B Johnson was to take the oath of office as president. Someone found a book with a cross on it on a side table in President Kennedy's cabin on Air Force One and assumed it was a bible. It was a missal, a book of Catholic mass texts and verses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Each verse of Carly Simon's You're So Vain was about a different man, and she's kept their names secret, except the 2nd verse, which she revealed is about Warren Beatty. Candidates range from Cat Stevens to David Bowie, and Simon herself ruled out Mick Jagger and her ex-husband James Taylor en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
Bill Withers intended to write a third verse to "Ain't no sunshine," but on the advise or others, just decided to repeat 'I know' 26 times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain…
The second verse of The Doors - Riders on the Storm "There's a killer on the road, His brain is squirmin' like a toad", was inspired by a 1950 killing spree by Billy Cook. Among the six strangers he killed, was a family of four (and their dog) that he killed and dumped in a mine shaft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The Japanese translator of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses was murdered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit…
The longest poem in the world is the Mahābhārata, a Hindu text. It's literally 5 times the length of the bible and the Iliad and the odyssey combined! It has 220000 verses and about 1.8 million words en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
The reboot series of MacGyver, Magnum P.I. and Hawaii Five-0 all take place in the same fictional universe called the "Lenkov-verse" after their creator Peter Lenkov. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…
The Japanese translator of the Salman Rushdie book, The Satanic Verses, was killed and the Italian Translator was wounded in separate attacks as part of the 'Fatwa' issued by Iran. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The ancient Indian epic Mahabharata is the longest poem ever written with 200,000 verses and 1.8 million words. It was orally transmitted for centuries before being written down 2500 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah…
The song 'That's All Right', Elvis Presley's 1954 break out song, was a song written and originally recorded in 1947 by Arthur Crudup, a Mississippi Delta blues musician, who based the song largely around a verse in a Blind Lemon Jefferson song from 21 years earlier, called 'Black Snake Moan' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
The German national anthem's first verse (no longer sung on official occasions) mentions 3 rivers and a strait, all of which exist entirely outside the current borders of Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deu…
β€œTwinkle Twinkle Little Star” has five verses classicsforkids.com/downl…
Urine therapy was partly inspired by the Bible verse, "Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri…
When Czechoslovakia split, the Czech Republic and Slovakia also split the national anthem - each country got one verse en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kde…
In 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' the camera is animated at 24 fps but all characters except for the Spider-Men are animated at 12 fps. Miles Morales starts at 12 fps but becomes 24 fps throughout the movie as he learns to become Spider-Man youtube.com/watch?v=5PiYG…
The U.S. national anthem has three more verses after the one that is sung. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Famous Rapper and Lable Founder of "Maybach Music" - Rick Ross, lost his Reebok Deal and had major public backlash, due to 2 verses he wrote on a song called U.O.E.N.O. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas" has three more verses, all of which revolve around the singer's demand for figgy pudding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_…
The Johannine comma is text added onto the end of John 5:7-8 in the Bible and it was most likely forged as it is not found in any of the earliest manuscripts or writings. It is also the only verse explicitly describing the Holy Trinity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The full version of the song 'Yankee Doodle' is incredibly long, containing 16 verses and also repeating the chorus 16 times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yan…
Ted Nugent only sang one small verse in his hit song "Stranglehold." The majority of the vocals are performed by Derek St. Holmes. The song was also cowritten by Rob Grange, who received no credit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
The children's book 'Love You Forever' simple four-lined verse was a poem the author would sing silently to himself after his wife gave birth to two stillborn babies. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
In-N-Out has been printing Bible verses on small areas of their food and drink packaging since the 1980s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-…
During the rap battle montages in 8 Mile, Eminem would mime to save his voice. However after one rapper got a particularly good audience reaction, he turned his mic on and improvised a verse in response rather than let himself be beaten. mtv.com/news/2370762/emin…
Leonard Cohen originally wrote 80 draft verses for his song "Hallelujah." He chose several of the most relevant and interchanged some of them depending on where he was playing. telegraph.co.uk/music/art…
Long before rap battles, there was "flyting": the exchange of witty, insulting verses that often involved accusations of cowardice and sexual perversion. The verbal throwdowns were popular in England and Scotland from the 5th to 16th centuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly…
The concept of the "rap battle" has existed since the 5th century, where poets would engage in "flyting," a spoken word event where poets would insult one another in verse. The Norse god Loki is noted as having insulted other gods in verse. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
In-N-Out Burger prints bible verses on its cups because the CEO's uncle had a religious awakening. foxnews.com/food-drink/in…
Eminem has caused several rappers to rewrite their verses on their own tracks in fear of Eminem 'stealing the show' on their songs. southpawer.com/2015/05/11…
In-N-Out Burger Food Containers Include Bible Verses snopes.com/fact-check/in-…
"Os LusΓ­adas", a Portuguese epic poem written by LuΓ­s Vaz de CamΓ΅es. It has 1102 stanzas, all in ottava rima and with the same rhyme scheme. Additionally all of its 8816 lines of verse have the same number of syllables en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Os_…
During a famous Berlin performance of 'Mack the Knife', Ella Fitzgerald forgot the words to the song after the first verse, and ad libbed the rest. She won a Grammy for the performance. pilotonline.com/entertain…
The entire second verse of Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind is about doing crystal meth. genius.com/Third-eye-blin…
β€œOver the Rainbow” was nearly removed from β€œThe Wizard of Oz” because some felt it slowed the film down. At the urging of an executive producer and Judy Garland’s vocal coach it was left in, but the introductory verses were removed as well as a reprise of the song later in the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ove…
One theory suggests that the reason some alcohols are called "spirits" is a verse in the Quo'ran aboit demons or spirits that cause intoxication. blogs.scientificamerican.…
An acrostic is a literary device in which the first letter of every verse consecutively forms a word or message. An acrostic is mostly applied in poetry, but can also be used in prose or word puzzle. This word or alphabet is often connected to the theme of the poem. literarydevices.net/acros…
To ensure Kendrick Lamar didn't have a "ghostwriter", Eminem kicked everyone out of the studio and made Kendrick write an entire verse on the spot. massappeal.com/that-one-t…
The first recorded poet, Robert Browning, was midway through his selected poem before forgetting his verse. youtube.com/watch?v=OYot5…
The Neil Young song Cortez the Killer ends earlier than originally planned, because after seven and a half minutes of recording an electrical circuit had blown, causing the console to go dead. The final verse was lost, but Young just said "I never liked that verse anyway". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…

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