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Great ode to the mafia. 50 facts about the movie "The Godfather"

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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.

 

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The first official trailer was released for the new version of the 1990 film, which became a cult hit, "Home Alone". In the new film, Macaulay Culkin is replaced by 12-year-old actor Archie Yates.


Industry sources say that Yates - who played the lead role in the Golden Globe-nominated film "Jojo Rabbit" - will not resume the legendary role of Kevin McCallister, but will play a new character included in the famous franchise.


The subject of the film repeats the popular 1990 feature film: the boy is forgotten by his parents before the Christmas holidays, and in the absence of parental control he enjoys freedom: he eats sweets as much as he wants and even offers harsh resistance to robbers who decide to rob the house in the middle of the holiday.



Macaulay Culkin, judging by the trailer, will not appear in the new version of the movie "Home Alone", but one of the members of the McCallister family will definitely return to the small screens. In one of the frames, the audience will see the older brother of the protagonist of the original film, Buzz, who has now grown up and become a policeman and patrols that area.



The director is Dan Mather, known to the audience for directing the films: "Bruno", "Bridget Jones 3" and "Office Christmas Party". The premiere of the new version of the film will take place on November 12 on the Disney + streaming platform.




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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.

 

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Idiotic applications on phones, stupid photos and stupid highlights, after which we all became like tigers ... Thank God those times are far behind.

 

Ten years ago, the world was completely different. You couldn't order a car with Uber. You couldn't use the Google Chrome browser and book an apartment through Airbnb.

 

We did these incredible things 10 years ago. Now is the story that we tell our children. Bemorepanda has collected all these facts and photos for you.

 

1. Twilight stuff

The inside of a Hot Topic store with a display shelf full of Twilight merchandise

 

2. Taking mirror selfies like this

Photo of a girl taking a mirror selfing wearing shutter shades and pointing the camera in front of her face toward the mirror

 

 

3. Profile pic

Spongebob with diamond grillz and a huge chain

 

 

4. Uploading photo on Facebook:

Screenshot of the Photo Upload section on Facebook

 

5. Lying about your life on LiveJournal

The LiveJournal logo which features a blue pencil doodling on a blue background

 

6. Convincing people the iPhone was worth the money

Screenshot of iBeer app featuring a man drinking what looks like a frothy beer out of his iPhone

 

 

7. Or this app

Screenshot of Lightsaber app section that allowed you to customize your own lightsaber

 

And that one app

Photo of an iPhone with a Zippo lighter over the entire screen

 

8. BlackBerry BBM conversations:

A photo of hand holding a BlackBerry

 

9. Brick Breaker score:

A screenshot of the Brick Breaker game

 

10.Internet Explorer crashed:

A screenshot of a crash Internet Explorer page

 

11. Pirates could beat ninjas in a fight:

A flag featuring a Pirate Ninja logo and Pirate vs. Ninjas written over it

 

12. Buying bootleg DVDs

A hand holding several bootleg DVDs

 

13. Bragging about the DVDs you had in your Netflix queue:

An old Netflix DVD queue from the 2009

 

14. Quoting that one Starburst Berries and Cream commercial

A man dressed as Tom Thumb

 

15. And quoting Borat A LOT:

 

16. Randomly yelling, "Leave Britney alone!"

Chris Crocker under a sheet crying under a sheet

 

17. Just posting on Facebook:

Facebook post of someone talking about how much they like Raisin Bran

 

Facebook status about being outside

 

18. Chuck Norris jokes

A meme of Chuck Norris of him holding guns with "Santa Claus was real...until he forgot my present" written on it

 

19. Typing like this:

 

20. Thinking it was funny to Rickroll your friends:

 

21. Leaving a fake outgoing voicemail greetings

A photo of a woman looking confused on a phone

 

22. Using laser pointers all the time

A photo of man shinning his laser pointer on the street at night

 

23. Talking about Michael Phelps's diet like six times a day:

A screen shot of a man looking at a bunch of junk food

 

24. Taking pictures with that one awful Photo Booth filter:

 

25. Everyone on Facebook writing "LOST PHONE, NEED NUMBERS" groups:

 

26. Watching full-length movies that cost tens of millions of dollars to make on an iPod with a 2-inch screen:

A finger pushing the forward button an iPod Mini that is playing a Disney Movie

 

27. Having some top songs as your ringtone:

 

28. "DON'T TASE ME, BRO!" :

A man lifting his arms while being held down by cops

 

29. Sharing memes about all the times Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog were basically twins:

A photo of Christian Bale driving a car and a photo of Kermit the Frog driving a car

 

30. Sending out FarmVille invites to your friends and family:

A screenshot of the FarmVille game

 

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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. "

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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. ”

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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?"

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

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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?"

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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 "

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

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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. ”

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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?"

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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

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

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

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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. ”

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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 "

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

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

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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. ”

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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. ”

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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

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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. "

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

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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? "

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

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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 "

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

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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 "

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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. "

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

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

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