The End

The Final Image

Final images from well-known movies. I think it’s easier when you clearly see faces, especially if it’s multiple actors — easier to narrow down the movie, even if you don’t recognize it as the final scene.

Hey, it's That Thing From That Flick!

Famous Objects from Classic Movies

It’s done “hangman” (or wheel of morons fortune) style, so you can guess a little. Fun, but I do have to question a couple of the “famous” objects I saw; some are not so iconic that they couldn’t be from more than one movie, or didn’t have a particularly strong association with the movie.

(I mean really, do you associate a coffee cup with one particular movie?)

Hit or Myth

Top 10 Ridiculously Common Science Myths

The Myth: Meteors are heated by friction when entering the atmosphere

When a meteoroid enters the atmosphere of the earth (becoming a meteor), it is actually the speed compressing the air in front of the object that causes it to heat up. It is the pressure on the air that generates a heat intense enough to make the rock so hot that is glows brilliantly for our viewing pleasure (if we are lucky enough to be looking in the sky at the right time). We should also dispel the myth about meteors being hot when they hit the earth – becoming meteorites. Meteorites are almost always cold when they hit – and in fact they are often found covered in frost. This is because they are so cold from their journey through space that the entry heat is not sufficient to do more than burn off the outer layers.

Colour My World

All 120 Crayon Names, Color Codes and Fun Facts

Crayola crayons currently come in 120 colors including 23 reds, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. Although Crayola crayons come in 120 different colors, the labels are only made in 18, which cover the full color spectrum. Nearly 3 billion crayons are made each year, an average of 12 million daily. That’s enough to circle the globe 6 times with color!

Also, the Hex and RGB values of the crayons.

Some People Go Both Ways

Movie Trivia: The Wizard of Oz

This one sounds like a total urban legend, but Snopes says it’s true. The costume designers were looking for a very fancy coat for Professor Marvel – the Wizard’s Kansas counterpart – but one that had gotten quite shabby. Some of the crew went to a secondhand shop and bought a bunch of coats to go through; Frank Morgan (the actor who played the Wizard), the director and the wardrobe people selected one out of the bunch that seemed perfect. It had a velvet collar but the nap was worn off of the velvet and it was looking a little worse for the wear. It even fit Morgan just right. Morgan was wearing the coat one afternoon and discovered a label that said “L. Frank Baum.” The coat had originally been made for Baum in Chicago – the tailor verified it, and Baum’s widow did as well. She was given the coat after the movie wrapped.