Today’s Trivia





After reviving Disney’s animation studios with The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Lion King, Jeffrey Katzenberg asked for a promotion… and was fired. He subsequently founded Dreamworks, along with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen. Within ten years, Dreamworks’ Shrek 2 had become the third highest grossing movie of all time. (source)


The Cult Awareness Network listed Scientology as the No. 1 most dangerous cult. The church of Scientology sued them into bankruptcy, bought the name and assets and set up the New Cult Awareness Network. (source)


The Bible has been translated in Hawaiian Pidgin, it’s called Da Jesus Book. (source)


The “immortal” cancer cells of Henrietta Lacks have been multiplying since her death in 1951 and have been used globally in the study of cancer, AIDS, and the vaccine for polio, among other things. (source)


There is such a thing as a spray-on condom. (source)


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  • motorizer

    Is there a newspeak version of the bible? I wonder. …… yes it’s called “the socialists guide to mass hypnosis”

  • Hazards001

    Interesting…there are books and memorials, scholarships and events surrounding this woman. There are even Lack days..I wonder if her descendants ever receive any of the value from her death and if they were ever offered a dime when contacted for samples of their DNA?

  • Young and Dumb

    I realise this is trivia but I am appalled at how you have presented this case about Jeffrey Katzenburg

    Nice way of showing something out of context.

    Yes it is true that Katzenburg saved the Disney animation department but when he asked for a promotion he did so the day after Frank Wells (person holding the position Katzenburg applied for) died in a horrific plane crash. The then head of Disney Michael Eisner is recorded admitting that if Katzenburg had waited a bit longer then he would have most likely given him the promotion.

    This is less a case of a company being ungrateful as it is the employee not showing respect.

    And to be honest this was the best thing that could have ever happened to the entire animation genre.

    P.S. Don’t forget that Katzenburg was also responsible for the monumental fuck up that was “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”

    • Stuarts.burgers

      Who Framed Roger Rabbit one of the best movies ever. My favourite movie line is from Jessica Rabbit ” I am not bad am just drawn that way “