Top tags for today
en
CREATE A POST

20 bizarre finds that have raised a ton of questions from people on the internet

9 months ago
20-bizarre-finds-that-have-raised-a-ton-of-questions-from-people-on-the-internet

The world is full of incomprehensible things that often appear quite unexpectedly and leave behind a bunch of questions. Someone will simply throw it away, mistaking it for unnecessary and useless rubbish. Perhaps these are useless things, but some simply will not be able to sleep peacefully until they find out where it came from, what it is and what it is for. We scoured the “What is this thing” community on Reddit again to put together an insightful collection of cases where internet connoisseurs satisfied users' curiosity by explaining what they were lucky enough to find.

 

Question: Found inside a musical instrument, but it doesn't have a hole big enough to get it inside. It's about the size of a large grape. "

07-21-17-16267186451246567711

 

Answer: “Such balls appear in violins. Some call them "mice". It's just fluff and rubbish, strayed over the years. When the violin is repaired, the craftsmen return the "mouse" to the instrument for good luck. ”

07-21-17-16267186451720903516

There is a whole collection of such balls that were taken from violins by famous musicians. In English they are called "toneballs" 🎻

 

Question: "Can anyone tell me what this metal plaque is inside a tiny pocket that we found on the sidewalk in front of our house?"

07-21-17-16267186451058308561

 

Answer: "This is a luggage tag without engraving."

07-21-20-1626718827941911533

Most likely, the strap passing through the hole in the metal plate came off, after which the author of the photo found the tag on the sidewalk 🏷️

  

Question: "What is this pool in complete wilderness?"

07-21-17-1626718645424472403

Answer: "This is a supply of water for firefighting."

This water is reported to contain a flame retardant. Fire retardant is a component added to organic materials to provide fire protection.

 

Question: “What is this metal object about the size of a palm? Weighs about 700-800 grams, hard metal, matt, excluding the round part "

07-21-17-1626718645313424317

 

Answer: "This is a titanium hip joint prosthesis."

07-21-17-16267186451847687373

Reportedly, such prostheses can be returned to relatives after the cremation of the deceased, of course, if he had a prosthesis 🦿

 

Question: “Can anyone tell me what is inside this 20 liter bottle of wine that is at least 25 years old? Found in the basement of the deceased grandparents. ”

07-21-17-1626718646259673771

Answer: “This is the so-called kombucha [the general name for several varieties of symbiosis of a yeast fungus with a bacterium]. Sometimes it happens. Sometimes it's bad, sometimes it's okay. Most likely, there is already vinegar inside. "

 

 

Question: “Approximately 5 cm tall, made of marble with hand-carved holes. Age at least 110 years old. I was told it was on the tables of rich people. What is it?"

07-21-17-16267186461056078056

Later, the girl (the author of the photo) herself answered the question: “I just talked to my grandfather on the phone, he said it was a match stand. The holes create an abrasive texture that matches can be struck. "

 

Despite the answer from the author of the photo, most users were sure that this was the top of the incense holder

07-21-17-16267186461675708948

 

Question: “A mesh of holes, which can be both artificial and natural. Found on the beach on the east coast of Scotland "

07-21-17-1626718647767327592

 

Answer: “This is stigmaria - the fossilized root of a tree. The holes are the places where little roots came out of the main root. "

07-21-17-16267186471712572033

Typically, these roots turn into charcoal. The author of the photo confirmed that the beach where he found it is rich in lumps of coal, and there are many old coal mines in the area ⬛

 

 

Question: “Found this in my Kellogg's Corn Flakes. Has a slightly chalky smell and texture. Leaves a powdery residue if you throw it on the table. ”

07-21-17-16267186471178949102

The author of the photo answered his own question: “I contacted Kellogg's and described the object. After extensive exchange of information and viewing photographs, they came to the conclusion that this was what they call a "vitamin nugget." Basically, this is a baked piece of vitamins and minerals that they enrich the cereal with, so there is nothing harmful. After a phone call, I decided to check it out by breaking off a piece and placing it in a cup of water. The chunk had dissolved, so luckily it was not a piece of conveyor belt as some had assumed. In the end, they offered me some free vouchers for their products because they realize that consumers don't want to see this in their cereal. "

 

Question: “A large turquoise ceramic fireproof item that has been in my family for decades. It looks like some kind of lantern, but I'm not sure "

07-21-17-16267186482020532241

 

> Answer: “This is a small heater, most likely a gas heater. Basically, it is a decorative grill to protect people from fire. "

07-21-17-1626718648533992788

 

Question: “A serrated tool for scraping something. Found in the basement of a house. ”

07-21-17-1626718650300132920

07-21-17-1626718650419458116

Answer: "This is a tool for opening filled windows."

When windows are painted, they usually paint over all the cracks. The paint gets in the way during glass replacement, and this tool is used to cut through it.

 

 

Question: “What are these hard white balls on the outside of the gummy bear? There are no balls inside the bear. They can be removed and feel firm to the touch. The rest of the bears in the package did not have such balls. ”

07-21-17-16267186512109918931

07-21-17-16267186511132918953

Answer: “The mold in which the gummy bears are poured is made from cornstarch, sometimes there are leftovers on the gummies. Usually they take them off the assembly line, this one must have slipped through the quality control. "

During the production of the marmalade in the factory, the machine literally punches the mold into a pile of loose cornstarch. Then the apparatus pours the marmalade mass into these forms. After the mass has hardened, the corn starch is cleaned from the gummies and covered with oil, which gives them their usual color 🧸

 

Question: “A tool found on a family farm. Looks too small for a pig. It looks like there was a text there, but we cannot make out what is written there. ”

07-21-17-1626718653484170518

Answer: "This is the so-called grease can for pigs."

In the past, oil was used to protect pigs from parasites that can cause many diseases. Pigs passed through this apparatus and brushes applied oil to them. The role of such oilers could be played by oiled blankets through which the pigs passed, as a result of which their bodies were covered with oil. Sometimes used engine oil or kerosene was used to lubricate pigs. There are many variations of such car lubricants.

 

For example, this one. Pigs rubbed against circles that revolved, scooping oil from the container below

07-22-48-1626724101817818000

 

Question: “A plastic thing with a non-rotating piston. The green part looks like something needs to be inserted into it and turned to hold it. "

07-21-17-1626718654226465048

 

 

Answer: "This is a Super Stacking Tops toy popular in the 90s."

07-21-17-162671865390835240

Whirligig-shaped discs were inserted into this handle, after which they were twisted, starting the mechanism. At the push of a button, the whirligig flew off and began to rotate on the table, after which it was necessary to do the same with the smaller whirligig, placing it on top of the first one.

 

Question: “I bought it on the antique market. The top of the hummingbird is made of metal and covered with glaze. The figurine is attached to a curly threaded tube, which must be screwed to something. Any idea what it might be? "

07-21-17-1626718656555326630

 

Answer: “This is a brass lamp decoration. Sold as a set of four hummingbirds in the 90s. They also had fish instead of hummingbirds. "

07-21-17-16267186551529055096

 

Q: “Found this at a thrift store in the jewelry department, but I have no idea what to do with it? I would like to know what it is for "

07-21-17-16267186581954840762

 

 

Answer: "This is a ring for a scarf, and even in a chic art deco style."

07-21-17-1626718659446860670

 

Question: “What is it bubbling out of the earth in my yard? Purple-metallic in color, sticky inside. It continues to come out, even if I remove it with a shovel "

07-21-17-1626718660298308014

As a result, the author of the photo himself figured out this magical problem 🔮

 

Answer: “I was sent to the fire department, from where a brigade was sent to me to check. They dug up the ground, and it turned out that it was polyurethane foam from a spray can left by the builders in the yard. "

07-21-17-16267186621323596009

 

"Water got on the can, it rusted and began to let it in, after which the foam reached the surface."

07-21-17-16267186631540380518

 

Later, the author of the photo wrote that the foam began to crawl out of the lawn again.

07-21-17-1626718669201285997



+1
Comment
Share
Copy link
Linkedin
Messenger
Whatsapp
Pinterest
Vkontakte
Telegram
Cancel
avatar
what-is-the-history-of-black-friday-15-fun-and-interesting-facts-you-should-know-bemorepanda

This is a huge traditional sale, a fabulous time when all self-respecting stores are competing to see who has more discounts. Black Friday began in the USA as a great excuse to buy gifts before the Christmas holidays. This is the first Friday after Thanksgiving and falls between November 23rd and 30th. At this time there were always sales, and in the 60s the term "Black Friday" itself appeared.

 

Over time, the wave was picked up by the whole world: the more competition, the more discounts that attract even more people. So this snowball is rolling, causing a crazy stir. Someone needs gifts, someone has been waiting the whole year for the opportunity to buy an expensive thing, and someone enterprisingly buys everything and then sells it at auctions at a higher price.

People wait patiently for Black Friday for months, and then all at once pile on stores and grab goods in an hour. And if the Internet sites at this time simply hang on the number of people, then in real shopping centers madness, crush, assault and other types of simple human fun are happening. Bemorepanda prepared some interesting facts about Black Friday for you:

 

1. In 2020, Black Friday falls on November 29th, which marks the beginning of the biggest sale of the year worldwide. Some stores prefer to open early, and some even agree to work around the clock.

 

2. Aliexpress is perhaps the most popular store during the promotion days, discounts up to 70% on already cheap goods attract crowds of buyers.

 

3. eBay this year promises discounts of up to 50%, you can buy anything on sale: from a food processor to sports equipment, the main thing is to pay attention to the delivery terms.

 

4. For the first time this term sounded on September 24, 1869 during a panic in the US stock market: then the gold rate collapsed by 30%, ruining many small businesses.

 

5. In the fifties of the XX century, severe traffic jams on the roads of Philadelphia, which began after Thanksgiving Day, were dubbed Black Friday - the traffic police could not cope with the traffic collapse.

 

 

6. Massive sales after Thanksgiving have been (and continue to be) a hefty profit.

 

7. In America, sales had an additional meaning: sellers not only got rid of surplus goods in store for Thanksgiving, but also attracted those who wanted to shop early for the Christmas holidays.

 

8. Many sellers sin by raising prices in early to mid-November in order to effectively lower them on the day of the sale (and achieve those same ninety percent discounts). The total discount is obtained either much less than the declared one, or even absent altogether.

 

9.In 2018, according to the estimates of the National Retail Federation of the United States, on Black Friday itself, Americans made $ 6.2 billion (23.6% more than in 2017), and just over the weekend 165 million people were shopping.

 

10. Despite the proliferation and increase of online shopping, many shoppers still prefer physical stores, and more than half of those who were flattered by last year's sales were shopping both in stores and online.

 

 

11. The fashion industry is still more likely to be in the rearguard of Black Friday in terms of the number of buyers and, of course, the amount of the check. For example, consumers are projected to spend, on average, just over $ 250 each on clothing and footwear (by comparison, the average furniture bill is likely to be over $ 700).

 

12. True, while brands like H&M, Topshop and Mango offer discounts on almost the entire assortment, then for Farfetch and Net-a-Porter Black Friday becomes a reason to sell off the rest: special discounts apply only to the Sale department.

 

13. In recent years, Amazon, Argos, Boots, Currys, Debenhams, Halfords, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Littlewoods, Morrisons, Tesco and Very have been among the most active members with the best discounts.

 

14. Which states that 87% of Black Friday special pricing items can be purchased for the same price or even lower at other times of the year.

 

15.When shopping, please note the explanation for the special offer. Sometimes stores simply indicate the price "was-now", where the product was sold at the old price almost six months ago, but not yesterday.

 

On the one hand, Black Friday really looks like a thoughtless celebration of consumerism - and therefore aggravates environmental problems, for which the fashion industry is also responsible. On the other hand, it is possible to preserve sanity even during total stunning sales. Glossy magazines also call for this - with materials in the spirit of "What timeless things to buy at a discount" or "How to assemble a basic wardrobe for a sale." “Trends are cool,” admits Who What Wear, but warns that they won't work in a wardrobe unless you have a solid base to pair them. "And it doesn't have to be expensive."

 

There is nothing wrong with discounts in and of themselves, and even more, it is a great opportunity for many buyers to "jump" into a more expensive and high-quality clothing segment and choose durable items made from sustainable materials and in compliance with the principles of sustainable development. You can deliberately support brands that refuse discounts in favor of charitable initiatives. Finally, a big sale could be a good non-sale solution.

 

Copyright © 2020 Bemorepanda Limited. All Rights Reserved.

The content available on the Bemorepanda.com website can be copied and republished in the limit of 200 characters and in the limit of 10 pictures and must include the URL of the article. It is forbidden to completely copy the material and place it anywhere else without indicating the link and the full name of the page.

+1
Comment
Share
Copy link
Linkedin
Messenger
Whatsapp
Pinterest
Vkontakte
Telegram
Cancel
the-complete-guide-to-the-best-family-movies-of-all-time

These are 15 excellent adventure family movies that adults can safely show their children and enjoy watching for themselves. This list contains touching stories about animals that save people from trouble and become their life companions. Here you can find magical worlds, the passage carried out through a hollow tree, a massive wall, or simply thanks to your imagination. And, if you don’t like any of this, then look at the pranks of schoolchildren who get away with it but help them grow as individuals. These pictures are recommended for viewing by the whole family because such a movie can make you believe in a miracle again, or at least cheer and distract from everyday problems for at least a couple of hours.

 

15  best family movies that are guaranteed to keep your kids entertained this summer

 

You have a free evening, and you will spend it with your family. Our selection of the best family films will help you choose a movie for this occasion. As many as sixty stunning paintings are perfect for a cozy family evening.

 

15. The Call of the Wild, 2020

IMDb rating: 6.8

 

Genre: adventure, drama

 

The picture's protagonist is a kind and quick-witted but very trusting dog Buck, a mix of St. Bernard and Collie. Initially, he lives in warm and sunny California, from where he is taken out by scammers and sold to Alaska, gripped by a gold rush (gold mining in California in 1848-1855. - Approx. ed.).

 

Baku will have to become part of the dog team, deliver the mail, and then become the leader of the male dogs. But stability does not last long, and soon they want to sell Buck again. An elderly prospector rescues him (a person who extracts minerals. - Approx. ed.) named John Thornton. John will become a real friend to Buck and help him find his way.

 

14. Nicostratos le pelican, 2011

IMDb rating: 7.0

 

Genre: comedy drama

 

Janis's mother dies, and his father, Demosthenes, closes in on himself from grief and does not seem to notice his son. The only reminder of a past happy life is the pectoral cross that Janis left from his mother.

 

Once, the boy met the ship captain, known for his bad temper, and saw him have a pelican chick, which he exchanged for his mother's cross. With the help of a familiar monk, Janis raised and tamed a bird, which he named Nikostratos. Soon, the hand-held pelican became a local landmark. Tourists began to flock to the city that wanted to see Nikostratos.

 

The friendship between the boy and the bird ended on the day Nikostratos was hit by a bus. Demosthenes took the bird and took it to die. Janis fell into depression, but he noticed that his father periodically disappeared from the house, even in this state. It turned out that Demosthenes, in secret from his son, treated the bird and taught the pelican to fly. This story is a vivid example of how one kind of activity changes many people's lives.

 

13. My Dog Skip, 2000

IMDb rating: 7.0

 

Genre: Drama, historical

 

This is a story about how a pet can radically change the boring life of a modest boy from a provincial town. Will Morris is given a puppy that helps him overcome his shyness, make friends, and finally start living life to the fullest.

 

12. Hector and the Search for Happiness, 2014

IMDb rating: 7.0

 

Genre: comedy-drama, adventure

 

Hector is not the most successful psychotherapist. He worries his patients are not getting happier. To fix this, Hector sets off on a journey to find the secret of happiness. He will meet various people and be taken prisoner in Africa. All these events will show Hector that happiness depends on the person himself and his ability to appreciate simple things.

 

11. Real Steel, 2011

IMDb rating: 7.0

 

Genre: science fiction, drama

 

This sci-fi movie takes us to the future. Boxing and similar sports are banned because they are considered inhumane. Instead of them, there are battles of giant robots controlled by people. The main character is Charlie Kenton, who trains robots. A series of failures haunt him, and he also learns that his ex-wife has died and, therefore, their familiar son Max will now live with him.

 

Together with his son Charlie, he finds an outdated but competent Atom robot in a landfill and begins to participate in illegal battles with him. Max shows extraordinary abilities and helps to make a champion out of the found robot in fights. After a series of victories in the Real Steel tournaments, Atom has to go to battle with Zeus, the recognized leader of the Living Steel, whom no one has been able to defeat. Can Charlie and Max win this fight as well?

 

10. We Bought a Zoo, 2011

IMDb rating: 7.1

 

Genre: comedy drama

 

Another picture is based on actual events. Benjamin Mee lost his wife, but a son and a daughter survived. He buys an old house with a zoo. There are still employees who want to revive it.

 

It turns out that restoring the zoo will cost $100,000, which Benjamin doesn't have. He is ready to give up, but it turns out that the late wife left him an account, the amount of which will allow him to complete all the work. Will Benjamin manage to build relationships with children and revive the zoo?

 

9. Bridge to Terabithia, 2007

IMDb rating: 7.2

 

Genre: fantasy, drama

 

Even though this film belongs to fairy tales, it is based on actual events in the family of the author of the script.

 

Jess and Leslie are schoolchildren who cannot find mutual understanding with their peers. They get closer to each other. On one of their walks, they find an abandoned tree house in the forest and turn it into the fabulous kingdom of Terabithia known only to them.

 

Meanwhile, the guys have to confront school bullies in the real world and learn to uphold justice. They're doing pretty well until Leslie dies. Can Jess save Terabithia on his own?

 

8. Lady Bird, 2017

IMDb rating: 7.4

 

Genre: comedy drama

 

This is a story about the complexities of teenage life. The main character Christina lives in a low-income family, studies in a Catholic school with strict rules, and plays in the school theater. The girl has red-pink hair. She dreams of leaving her hometown and enrolling in a prestigious college on the east coast of the United States.

 

7.  I Can Only Imagine, 2018

IMDb rating: 7.4

 

Genre: musical drama

 

The film is based on the life story of musician Bart Millard. Viewers are shown the story of the problematic relationship between Bart and his father, Arthur. After his father's death, Millard creates a rock band and travels. But the words that he never said to Arthur while he was alive haunt him. So Bart writes the song "I Can Only Imagine," which becomes a platinum hit.

 

6. Demain to start, 2016

IMDb rating: 7.4

 

Genre: comedy drama

 

 

The main character of the picture, Samuel, finds himself in a strange situation. Ex-girlfriend Kristin leaves his three-month-old daughter Gloria in his care and disappears. The guy has to move to London, start working as a stuntman and raise a girl. Over time, the girl becomes essential to him, but suddenly Christine returns and wants to take her daughter.

 

5. Best in Show, 2000

IMDb rating: 7.5

 

Genre: comedy

 

What can be dramatic in a show where dogs perform? Everything is not simple, and behind each animal that takes part in the competition, its owners have a complex story. This picture shows what people are ready to win.

 

4. Little Miss Sunshine, 2006

IMDb rating: 7.8

 

Genre: comedy drama

 

The main character of this tragicomedy, Olive, is only seven years old, but she knows exactly what she wants. Her goal is to win the beauty contest. To help the girl, the members of her complex family unite and throw all their efforts into making the girl's wish come true.

 

The path will not be easy, and the heroes will face scandals, showdowns, and losses. But as a result, they will understand that success is not the only thing that can bring happiness. And sometimes the most important thing is to be surrounded by loved ones.

 

3. The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006

IMDb rating: 8.0

 

Genre: Drama, biography

 

This movie is based on actual events. The main character Chris Gardner is abandoned by his wife, who leaves him a son. The boy is only five years old, and together with his father, he will have to endure many difficulties.

 

An unsuccessful investment in medical equipment makes Gardner bankrupt. He and his son have to spend the night in the subway and shelters. And during the day, he diligently plays the role of an ultimately successful person to undergo an internship at the school of brokers. This job is Chris' dream and his only chance to secure an everyday life for himself and his son. Will Gardner be able to persevere and not give up on the path to happiness?

 

2. Wonder, 2017

IMDb rating: 8.0

 

Genre: drama

 

Even for adults who are not like others, life is complicated. But what about when you are eleven years old, and your face remains unusual even after 27 operations? In this situation, the protagonist of the film August "Auggie" Pullman, finds himself.

 

 

 

A boy who suffers from a genetic disease will have to go to a regular school with "normal" children and join their team. This film shows how important it is to maintain humanity and kindness even under a hail of ridicule and misunderstanding. These qualities can change others and make them think about their behavior.

 

1. Hachi: A Dog's Tale, 2009

IMDb rating: 8.1

 

Genre: drama

 

A story based on actual events. Once upon a time, university professor Parker Wilson found a tiny puppy of the Akita Inu breed on the street, took him home, and named him Hachiko. As a result, Wilson acquired a devoted friend who accompanied him every morning to work at the railway station and met him there in the evening. Everything in Hachiko's life changed when Parker didn't come home from work one evening. The dog continued to wait, no matter what.

 

Where to watch the latest and best family movies: on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video?

 

The growth of streaming services has continued rapidly over the past few years, with many platforms available offering all sorts of entertainment for all tastes.

 

However, two remain the most talked about: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. They offer similar functionality: TV shows and movies are available to watch at your leisure. They offer 4K HDR content and offline viewing. This makes it difficult to choose between them.

 

Netflix has a handful of films with titles like The Irishman that make a big splash on the service. There are several Netflix exclusives, but outside of them, the movie selection tends to get old - it's back catalog stuff, not somewhere you go to watch the latest blockbusters. Since everything is part of a Netflix subscription, there is no natural way out of it.

 

Amazon has the upper hand here. Because it offers content to rent or buy, you can find newer stuff and pay for it. Some may not want to fork out the money. Still, if you're going to watch something in particular, Amazon will often have it available for some before Netflix does.

 

Amazon then tends to offer some movies as part of Prime, but that's the flip side of the dual approach - sometimes you see something you want to watch, and then you find out you have to buy it. Netflix never does this to you, so you will never feel disappointed.

 

 

Let's just say that choosing between Netflix and Amazon Prime Video is not an easy task. It will most likely come down to two things: price and preference.

 

You need to consider which type of movies and shows you enjoy the most and compare the results of each incredibly original and exclusive content. Top Gear fans, for example, will no doubt want to subscribe to Amazon's The Grand Tour service to watch the exploits of Jeremy Clarkson and his henchmen.

 

Comic book fans would prefer to choose Netflix due to the content partnership with Marvel Studios. However, there is now a move to DC with Disney + taking Marvel under its roof. Netflix is ​​probably the best single access to streaming content - with so many big shows running through the service, watching it is practically a must.

 

On the other hand, Amazon is a much larger platform - content to rent or buy, additional channels to subscribe to - Amazon offers a lot beyond streaming entertainment. Of course, the TV service is essentially free for those who pay for Amazon Prime.

 

Could you live with Amazon Prime instead of Netflix? Of course, you can - you will have a lot of entertainment. The question is, can you live without Netflix, which still dominates streaming communication.

 

+4
Comment
Share
Copy link
Linkedin
Messenger
Whatsapp
Pinterest
Vkontakte
Telegram
Cancel
great-ode-to-the-mafia-50-facts-about-the-movie-the-godfather

On March 24, 1972, The Godfather premiered in the United States and Canada. This year, the famous tape was again released on the screens. In honor of the 50th anniversary, Bemorepanda has collected 50 facts about the legendary film history.

 

Facts about the Godfather movie

 

The epic gangster saga The Godfather is considered one of the best films. The film has been quoted, imitated, and admired. The bright plot, the brilliant direction of Coppola, the fantastic performance of Al Pacino and Marlon Brando, the magnificent music - all this made the film "The Godfather" unforgettable.

 

 

1. In the 1960s, Mario Puzo was not the most successful writer. The father of five children suffered from gambling and was ruined. Creditors threatened to seriously injure him if the writer did not return $11,000 to them.

 

2. to get even with his debts, Puzo wrote the script for the film "Mafia" and brought it to the Paramount film studio. The author was advised to write a book and immediately forgot about him.

 

3. “I am ashamed to say, but I wrote The Godfather solely based on my literary research. I have never met a real crystal-clear gangster, ”the writer later admitted.

 

4. According to rumors, Puzo was inspired by Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov.

 

5. While the book was being prepared for publication, the publisher leaked information, and Paramount decided to make a film based on Puzo's novel. For the film rights, the writer received $ 2 million.

 

6. The studio did not expect much success from the gangster drama until the book The Godfather, published in 1969, became wildly popular.

 

 

7. A novel by obscure author Puzo stayed on the NY Times bestseller chart for over 60 weeks.

 

8. Director Francis Ford Coppola was practically nobody at that time. He even founded American Zoetrope with friend George Lucas to prove his worth. But success came to Coppola from the other side...

 

9. The film studio wanted to entrust Sergio Leone to shoot The Godfather. But he refused and later regretted it immensely. After 11 years, the director took revenge by telling his story about gangsters - Once Upon a Time in America.

 

10. Directors Elia Kazan and Costa-Gavras also said no.

 

11. Coppola, like Puzo, did not know anything about gangsters. Moreover, he did not even finish reading the book "The Godfather," which many admired, tired of the overabundance of erotic scenes. “A third of the book is devoted to the anatomical problems of a minor heroine,” the director admitted years later.

 

12. The producers signed a contract with Coppola, counting on his Italian origin and the unknown as a director (you could save on the fee).

 

 

13. Through negotiations, Francis increased the film's budget from $2.5 million to $6 million.

 

14. During filming, the producers were unhappy with Coppola. But this continued only until he received an Oscar for the script for the film Patton.

 

15. The prototype of Vito Corleone is the famous gangster Joseph "Joe" Bonanno.

 

16. Corleone is the name of a small town in Sicily.

 

17. Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster, Anthony Quinn, Raf Vallone, and Ernest Borgnine were predicted for the role of Don Corleone. It was rumored that they asked for the part of "godfather" Orson Welles and even Frank Sinatra.

 

18. Puzo saw only Marlon Brando as Don Corleone. Coppola was of the same opinion.

 

19. The producers were categorically against the participation of the stellar Brando (he had a reputation, frankly, not very good) and set three, as it seemed to them, impossible conditions: the actor works for free, in case of disruption of filming he pays a penalty of $ 1 million, participates in auditions for general grounds.

 

20. Coppola took two operators and went to Brando's house to make samples. Seeing footage with a "real gangster," the producers found no objection.

 

 

21. Contrary to the producers' fears, Marlon did not disrupt a single day of shooting.

 

22. Brando often joked and arranged practical jokes. For example, in the scene where the guests were photographed at the wedding of Don Corleone's daughter, the actor suddenly took off his pants and showed everyone his butt. At that moment, there were 500 actors and extras on set.

 

23. Samples of unknown James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton, the director, did in his home. Coppola's wife even cut the men's hair to make them look like heroes.

 

24. The role of Michael Corleone could be played by Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert de Niro.

 

25. "Unknown Ugly Shorty" Al Pacino did not suit anyone except Coppola. During filming, the producers could not understand for a long time when the actor would start acting.

 

26. Pacino agreed to a fee of $35,000.

 

27. Sinatra was considered the prototype of Johnny Fontaine. He thought that this image in the book was written off from him and even yelled at Puzo, meeting him by chance in a restaurant. So Fontaine practically does not appear in the film.

 

 

28. The scene where Sonny beats up Carlo takes four days to shoot. Seven hundred extras participated in it.

 

29. Real gangsters created the League for the Defense of the Rights of Italian Americans. One of the directions of their struggle was the eradication of the frequent use of the word "mafia." The producers of The Godfather were subjected to surveillance and intimidation. One of them even had to go to a meeting with gangsters. Fortunately, the word "mafia" appeared in the text only once...

 

30. The film "The Godfather" was filmed in 4 months.

 

31. A special secret show was arranged for the Mafiosi. The producers did not know about this "misconduct" at the film studio. However, the guests were delighted. The film became a cult classic for American gangsters.

 

32. The Godfather started on 400 screens at once. But people still paid resellers for tickets 3-4 times more to get to the session quickly.

 

33. On the day of the premiere, 32-year-old Coppola was nervous: “I think failure is inevitable. What I've done? Took a popular, full of piquancy and "strawberry" novel, and turned it into the endless chatter of a gang of bandits in dimly lit interiors.

 

 

34. Shortly before the premiere, Coppola joked in a conversation with the producers. If the film collects $ 50 million, they will buy him a Mercedes 600 limousine. When fees exceeded $ 100 million, Coppola went to order a car driven by the Pope and Francisco Franco.

 

35. A few months later, The Godfather became the highest-grossing film in US history, breaking the record for Gone with the Wind.

 

36. During the election campaign of Richard Nixon, he was compared to Vito Corleone. And it sounded like… a compliment. The term "godfather" also took root after the film's release.

 

37. At the Oscars in 1973, Coppola received the highest film award for the screenplay. And The Godfather became the best film.

 

38. Brando was named the best actor in 1972. But he refused the Oscar awarded to him, thus expressing a protest against discrimination against the indigenous population of America.

 

39. Composer Nino Rota was nominated for an Oscar for the best film score. Still, the nomination was canceled when it turned out that he did not write new music entirely but used and reworked his melodies from the film Fortunella.

 

 

40. According to the American Film Institute, "The Godfather" is ranked #1 in the list of the ten best gangster films.

 

41. Two years after the premiere, Coppola decided to build on the success and shot the film The Godfather 2.

 

42. The Godfather 2 won 6 Oscars.

 

43. In the Soviet Union, Roman Puzo first went to samizdat, until in 1987, it was published by the Znamya magazine.

 

44. The film "The Godfather" was one of the major hits in the underground video market of the USSR. But even those who did not have a "Vidik" knew him.

 

45. In 1985-1989. The USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs blocked Coppola's tape as "propagating a cult of violence."

 

 

46. ​​The Soviet Union bought all parts of The Godfather only in 1990 when the third part of the legendary film saga came out. According to unofficial information, for $200,000.

 

The presentation of the film in the USSR took place at the Rossiya cinema. The sponsor spent 100 thousand rubles. The host was Nikita Mikhalkov, who is called Coppola's friend. Tickets cost 17-25 rubles.

 

48. The song "Speak Softly Love" to the melody of Nino Rota from the movie "The Godfather" was sung by Muslim Magomayev - in Italian, Sofia Rotaru - in Ukrainian, Renat Ibragimov, Emil Gorovets, and Nina Brodskaya - in Russian.

 

49. The restoration of the three parts of the film for the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Godfather took three years. Experts studied 300 boxes of film. For more than 4,000 hours, they eliminated stains on negatives and restored color—more than 1000 hours of color grading.

 

50. The film was re-released in 4K Ultra HD.

 

+6
Comment
Share
Copy link
Linkedin
Messenger
Whatsapp
Pinterest
Vkontakte
Telegram
Cancel
40-funny-happy-birthday-memes-for-him-that-will-make-his-day-download-for-free

The attitude of men towards celebrating their birthday, in most cases, does not differ in the range of emotions experienced. Bemorepanda collected several memes to congratulate the men on their birthday.

 

For the most part, men react reasonably evenly to the start of a meaningful encounter and its events. Cheerful meetings with friends or a cozy family dinner - this is the most common holiday fun for them. However, for a woman, the birthday of her future life partner can be an excellent opportunity to show her love and care for him. In a problematic desire to please a person so that your efforts leave pleasant and memorable emotions, it is essential not to exaggerate.

 

Happy Birthday for Him

 

 If not the wife, who is sure to know about her husband's individual preferences? There is no need to force an introvert to go out in public, fill the portfolio of a brutal manager with pink notes, organize a boat trip for a person prone to seasickness, and so on. It would help if you considered all the subtleties of your husband's character. The success of the desired greeting cards depends on this.

 

1. Getting older

2. Excitement

 

3. I know your actual age

 

Vivid events and impressions are the baggage of life acquisitions that remain with one person forever. And it serves as a very valuable filler of life. If you give your husband admiring emotions from unusual fun, he will surely remember and be grateful for a long time. You can arrange the event independently or find agencies that offer similar services and equipment. Many of them contribute to buying a ready-made certificate, according to which the recipient will be able to choose the method of receiving the adrenal independently. Suppose such risky activities are not in the spirit of the husband. In that case, you can limit yourself to a certificate of bowling, billiards, and other leisure facilities.

 

The birthday is a holiday eagerly awaited by children, adult women, and men. One of the relatives should take the initiative to prepare for the holiday. For this, we should think about the unusual wishes for a man's birthday, funny contests, and a script.

 

For a loved one for a long time to remember the day he was born, you have to come up with something unusual. For example, you can take such ideas. Agree in advance with all guests that they are dressed in themed costumes. For example, the subjects may be 80's style, gangster style, Hawaiian motifs. First of all, you should inform all guests that they have a detail on the topic indicated in their wardrobe.

 

Comic man birthday script can also help organize an incredible event where everyone perceives a great mood. The hero of the occasion inspires and rejoices because the native people so tried for it. Also, make the birthday of a remarkable man you can, decorating the room where the celebration will take place interestingly and messily. Relatives and close friends know how to surprise and enjoy the newborn baby boy. The main thing is to do everything from the heart, to invest a little in organizing the holiday.

 

Where to celebrate a man's birthday? The scenario of the man's birthday depends on where the event takes place. The choice of the location of the celebration depends on the date of the jubilee and the preferences of the initiator of the festival. Popular sites to organize a birthday are: In the family circle of the house, at the restaurant, in nature, at the disco.

 

4. Happy Birthday

 

5. Bastard

 

See here 40 funny happy birthday memes for her. Download for free

 

6. From the gang

 

These are the most popular holiday options, which are most often bet. Where the event will take place, you need to start thinking about the scenario of the man's birthday. She usually hires a toastmaster, who thinks independently throughout the program when celebrating in a restaurant. But if the celebration takes place at home, someone in their family should take on the role of presenter and think of a happy birthday script for a man.

 

Gift ideas for men. Guests are usually puzzled by what to say to the author of the party. It is good if the person giving birth has expressed their wishes in the presentation. But if the initiator of the holiday does not know what to give him, then the guests will have to think about this issue. Of course, everyone wants to shine with originality and surprise the newborn. This will help the idea of ​​unusual gifts for the more vigorous sex: Everyman sometimes does chores around the house. Therefore, he will be satisfied with a suitcase with various tools and accessories for renewing the apartment with his own hands.

 

If the initiator of the holiday has some hobby, for example, fishing, hunting, or collecting something, you can take a gift related to his amusement. In the dynamic rhythm of life, there is not always enough time to take care of your figure. Therefore, giving your birthday girl a gym membership would be great. There will never be an unnecessary T-shirt or shirt. Enjoy board games, which you can try on this day. Watches or human jewelry will also be a wonderful gift. You can give the culprit the triumph of emotion. To do this, buy a certificate for some extreme fun or a massage session.

 

Also, office supplies will always come in handy, such as beautifully branded notebooks with a leather cover and expensive pens. Plus, you'll be getting a funny book for a man. Each of these ideas is entirely worthy of the delight and surprise of the initiator of the holiday.

 

7. Chicks

 

8. OLD

 

9. Elephant

 

10. Congratulations

 

11. Getting drunk

 

12. Happy and one more time, happy

 

13. Foam cake

 

14. Cute

 

15. Have the time of your life

 

16. Brother

 

17. Drink anyway

 

18. Wolfpack

 

19. Be proud

 

20. Being older

 

21. Hold him

 

22. Oh Lord Jesus

 

23. Without reminders

 

24. Happy new ye...

 

25. OMG

 

26. Singing

 

27. I know I won't see you

 

28. Special day

 

29. Long math

 

30. My precious

 

31. HB Jack

 

32. Birthday?

 

33. Smart

 

34. Cake lover

 

35. That could be great

 

36. Sexy beast

 

37. Happy birthday

 

38. Scam

 

39. Rum cake

 

40. Vodka

 

 

See here 40 funny happy birthday memes for her. Download for free

 

+1
Comment
Share
Copy link
Linkedin
Messenger
Whatsapp
Pinterest
Vkontakte
Telegram
Cancel
40-facts-about-cats-that-will-blow-your-mind

Do you know everything about cats? Think again. Cats are naturally mysterious, they are like an onion: endless layers! Dogs will tell you all the facts about themselves. Get cozy with your best furry buddy and learn some lesser-known facts about cats.

 

Interesting facts about cats

 

We use the term "big cats" to refer to animals such as lions, tigers, and leopards for a good reason. Cats and tigers shared a common ancestor over ten million years ago. However, today's domestic cats still share 95% of their genetic code with tigers. It's no wonder why the two exhibit many of the same behaviors, including scent marking, prey stalking and attacking.

 

1. The cat's domestication took place approximately 9500 years ago in the Middle East in the Fertile Crescent region (the conditional name for the region with increased rainfall during the winter months), where the oldest human civilizations originated developed. 

 

2. A cat's tongue is pulled out at a speed of 1 meter per second when licking liquid. Unlike dogs, a cat's tongue only touches the surface of the liquid and does not penetrate it. Then the tongue rushes up and drags a column of liquid with it. 

 

3. Currently, there are about 600 million domestic cats in the world. 

 

 

4. A distinctive feature of the structure of the cat's eye, which is characteristic of many mammals, is the presence of a nictitating membrane (third eyelid). It can be seen when the cat sleeps with its eyes open or feels tired. If the third eyelid is constantly visible, including when the cat is awake, this in most cases can be a sign of illness. 

 

5. Most cats are able to give birth to one to nine kittens in one litter. The largest known litter consisted of 19 kittens, 15 of which survived. 

 

6. The longest-lived cat ever recorded is Cream Puff, who lived 38 years and 3 days (1967-2005). 

 

7. Cats see excellently in low light conditions, however, contrary to common misconception, they cannot see in absolute darkness. 

 

8. Vibrissae (colloquially whiskers) in cats are specialized sense organs that perform a tactile function. In no case should a cat's vibrissae be removed, since by doing so it will actually be deprived of its "orientation and navigation system" in space. 

 

9. While in most countries the black cat is considered a symbol of bad luck, in the UK and Australia they are, on the contrary, regarded as animals that bring good luck. 

 

 

10. Cats have a sense of smell that is about 14 times stronger than a human's, which allows them to smell odors that humans are not even aware of. 

 

11. Mathematician Richard Montgomery once developed a special theory called the falling cat theorem. According to her, a cat falling backwards always flips upside down to land on its feet. 

 

12. A cat almost never meows to other cats, mostly this sound is intended for people. They tend to purr or hiss at other felines. 

 

13. The Burmese cat breed has a very calm, obedient and gentle character. They are very smart and sociable. As a rule, they greet guests with great curiosity and completely without fear. Unlike some other more active breeds, cats of this breed often like to sit on their laps and hands. 

 

14. Cats should not be deprived of meat food, since it is impossible to synthesize all the amino acids they need from plant foods. 

 

15. Cats eat grass, leaves and young shoots of plants to improve the functioning of the digestive system, as well as to induce vomiting to cleanse the stomach of hair. 

 

16. Cleanliness is an instinct in all felines: cleanliness of the body is necessary when hunting, so that the victim could not smell the lurking predator. They wash themselves by licking their fur at least ten times a day. 

 

 

17. Maine Coon cats are highly intelligent. This is one of the few breeds that can be trained. 

 

18. In the claws of cats there is a pulp - a blood vessel that reaches almost to the tip of the claw. In cases where the nails need to be trimmed, this must be done with extreme caution. 

 

19. Cat nail amputation is prohibited by law in Germany and Switzerland, and in many other European countries it is also prohibited under the European Companion Animal Convention. 

 

20. Valerian root extract contains actinidin, which is the culprit in the unusual behavior of domestic cats and other felines (tigers, lions, cougars, etc.). Its smell is similar to the smell of one of the components contained in cat urine. 

 

21. Cats are able to give their voice about a hundred different intonations, while dogs - only about ten. 

 

22. The Abyssinian cat is one of the oldest cat breeds. They are named after the African country of Abyssinia, now Ethiopia. 

 

23. The "purr apparatus" in cats is the thinly connected hyoid bones that lie between the base of the skull and the base of the tongue. Muscle contraction near the vocal cords causes them to vibrate. The cat makes a purring sound with its mouth and nose, and the vibration spreads throughout its body. 

 

 

24. When a cat is pleased, it extends and retracts its claws on its front paws. This movement is called the "milk step" - with this movement, the kittens stimulate the release of milk from the mother's nipples during feeding. 

 

25. Yuri Dmitrievich Kuklachev gained fame by being the first in the USSR to engage in circus work with cats. In addition to performances with cats, Yuri Kuklachev regularly conducts "Lessons of Kindness" in schools, child care facilities and even in children's colonies in different cities of Russia. 

 

26. In the UK, two cats - Humphrey (1988-2006) and Larry (2007-) were awarded the official title. Cats living in the residence of the Prime Minister of Great Britain received the title of "Chief mouser of the government residence". 

 

27. Cats are very sensitive to vibrations. They can feel an earthquake 10 or 15 minutes before a human. 

 

28. In the 1930s, two Russian biologists discovered that the color change in Siamese kittens depended on their body temperature. Siamese cats carry albino genes that are triggered at body temperatures above 36℃. In warm parts of the body, less pigment is produced than in cold parts, so the ears, paws, tail and muzzle are painted in a darker color compared to the rest of the body. 

 

 

29. Even a cat entering the water for the first time will swim well, because the position and movements of its body when swimming will be the same as when walking. 

 

30. In ancient Egypt, cats were considered the embodiment of the goddess of fertility Bast and were revered as sacred animals. The punishment for their murder was the death penalty. 

 

31. In the Catholic countries of medieval Europe, the cat was considered a companion of witches and the personification of evil spirits. Because of this, they were burned alive at the stake or thrown from the bell towers. The destruction of cats is indirectly attributed to the cause of outbreaks of plague epidemics, since there was almost no one to exterminate rats and other rodents that carry the disease. 

 

32. In Russia, a domestic cat was expensive and could serve as a valuable gift, since it guaranteed the protection of the crop from rodents. She was also a symbol of peace and prosperity in the house, protecting the house from evil spirits. 

 

33. Cats are the only animals allowed to enter the mosque. 

 

34. The most fluffy and thick fur among cats has a manul. While other cats have an average of 2,500 hairs per square centimeter, Pallas' cats have 9,000.

 

 

35. Unlike dogs, cats have not undergone significant changes during their domestication process. 

 

36. In cats, sweat glands are located only on the paw pads. 

 

37. A cat's heart beats almost twice as fast as a human's, between 110 and 140 beats per minute.

 

38. Like humans, cats have a dominant hand. 

 

39. The most popular breeds are Persian, Maine Coon and Siamese cats. 

 

40. On short distances, the speed of cats can reach 49 kilometers per hour.

 

 

Comment
Share
Copy link
Linkedin
Messenger
Whatsapp
Pinterest
Vkontakte
Telegram
Cancel
You have reposted this topic!
You have canceled this repost!