Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Virginia Woolf wrote all her books standing.


On the ground, a group of geese is a gaggle, in the sky it is a skein.


The scene where Indiana Jones shoots the swordsman in Raider’s of the Lost Ark was Harrison Ford’s idea so that he could take a bathroom break.


The word “set” has more definitions than any other word in the English language.


Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.



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2 responses to “Trivia of the Day for Saturday

  1. Doug

    Not the entire story regarding the Indiana Jones duel. Easier to pull a quote that to explain it myself. From Business Insider, 2014:

    “In the AMA, Ford said the scene was actually supposed to be a lengthy sword fight. But he was suffering from dysentery at the time, and he could only film scenes in 10-minute increments before having to run to his trailer to, uh, take care of business. Instead, Ford and director Steven Spielberg decided it would be better to have Indiana shoot the swordsman, considering the scene would’ve taken an extra three days to shoot.”

  2. Doug

    More accurately, the scene in Indiana Jones was changed from an elaborate whip-and-sword fight to the one you see because Harrison Ford was fighting dysentery. He could only shoot scenes 10 minutes at a time and then he HAD to get back to his trailer.

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