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Some random facts you probably didn't know about Glastonbury festival

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Some random facts you probably didn't know about Glastonbury festival

The UK Glastonbury festival is a global phenomenon with festival-goers travelling from across the world to get there, but how much do you know about it? Here's a collection of random facts drawn up by our alien crew.   Legendary Glastonbury festival creator Michael Eavis was born in 1935 yet left school at the age of 15 to join the Union Castle Shipping Line as a trainee midshipman. His father, a Methodist preacher, died when he was 19, and so he reluctantly inherited 150 acres of land, 60 cows and an overdraft, which would later become the home of this globally recognised music...

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See Game of Thrones Westeros as a Rail Transit Map

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See Game of Thrones Westeros as a Rail Transit Map

Game of Thrones may be a fictional program, but what if Westeros existed in modern-day times... and needed a rail link network? The amazingly creative Michael Tyznik has visualised what the world what look like laid out in a standard metro-style map. Get your limited edition Game of Thrones gift box today...  

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15 things you probably didn't know about the Volkswagen camper

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15 things you probably didn't know about the Volkswagen camper

The Volkswagen (VW) camper/bus has rightfully become a thing of legend, but how much do you know about the pint-sized home from home? Here's our top 15 facts.   1) If you were to line up every VW camper ever made then it would easily stretch around the circumference of the world.   2) The most popular colour of camper is 'light blue' with around 20% of all vehicles made being this colour. The least popular colour is silver.   3) In the hit TV show Lost, the DHARMA Initiative used a fleet of Type 2 campers as their transport...

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7 things you probably didn't know about Baby Driver

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7 things you probably didn't know about Baby Driver

The latest movie from Edgar Wright is Baby Driver, staring Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm amongst many others. Here are 7 things you probably didn't know about the movie... 1) Jon Hamm's role was written just for him Jon Hamm's role was written for him, and is the only actor from the first table read to be in the final film.   2) Jamie Foxx has huge respect for Kevin Spacey Jamie Foxx would often stay and watch Kevin Spacey's scenes, even when he wasn't in the scene, just to see him work.   3) Atlanta wasn't the first choice...

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10 Useless Trivia Snippets About Despicable Me

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10 Useless Trivia Snippets About Despicable Me

Despicable Me 3 released across the UK on 30th June 2017, so in celebration of all things small and yellow we've assembled 10 useless facts about the franchise.   1) Minions speak 'minion-ease' Directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud wrote a language for the gibberish the minions speak throughout the film. They called it "minion-ese". Each word the minions speak in the film translates into an actual word.   2) The Minions only exist due to budget constraints  Originally, the minions were supposed to be more like henchmen (human-like), but the studio didn't have the money for the more complicated animations...

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