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    12 Completely Random Facts That Will Make You Say "Ohhh Wow, Didn't Know That"

    We could've lived in a world with an animated Harry Potter movie!

    1. The Cowardly Lion costume in The Wizard of Oz was made from real lion skin and fur.

    2. Psycho was the first movie to show a toilet onscreen.

    3. Walt Disney was the original voice of Mickey Mouse. He voiced the iconic character for almost 20 years (from 1928-47).

    4. Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball basically created the television industry with I Love Lucy. They shot the series with 35mm film (instead of kinescope*) which allowed for the series to air reruns and also be sold in syndication.

    5. Barbie actually has a full name, it's Barbara Millicent Roberts. Also, she is from Willows, Wisconsin.

    6. Color televison existed in the '50s. But there weren't many color TV shows broadcast since they were expensive to produce. Also, few people owned color TV sets because they were very pricey for the time.

    7. While the Beatles performing on The Ed Sullivan Show marked the first time they performed live on a U.S. TV show, it wasn't their first appearance on American television.

    8. Paul Winchell, who voiced Winnie-the-Pooh's Tigger and The Smurfs' Gargamel, was an avid inventor and even created an early artificial heart.

    9. Most of the Muppets are left-handed because Muppeteers usually operate them with their right-hand.

    10. Truman Capote, who wrote the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's, hated Audrey Hepburn's performance as Holly Golightly in the film adaptation. He had wanted Marilyn Monroe (who turned down the role after being advised against it) to play the character.

    11. Smokey and the Bandit beat out Star Wars: A New Hope at the box office on their opening weekend.

    12. Steven Spielberg was originally offered the chance to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Spielberg's idea was to combine several of the books and make them into a computer-animated movie, with, reportedly, Haley Joel Osment playing Harry.