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Watch: The Shortest Passenger Flight In the World!

For anyone who is used to flying, one of the most annoying parts of the journey is the time that it takes. Some flights can feel needlessly long, as if they were drawn out needlessly. If you want to experience a flight that is over more or less as quickly as it has begun, then you might want to take the trip to Scotland.

A quick trip to Westray will give you the chance to enjoy a truly enjoyable experience. This route takes you between the two Orkney Islands of Westra and Papa Westray, allowing you to enjoy a flight that lasts for just around one minute. Some say a minute and a half, as is the schedule, but it’s usually a fair bit quicker than that. Not many flights can shave off more or less a minute from the journey, after all!

This amazing little flight is the shortest passenger flight in the world that you can actually take. Indeed, the quickest flight along this amazing little trip is just 53-seconds. It’s taken part by using Loganair, a Scottish regional airliner that serves the Highlands and islands areas.

The flights first started up in 1967, and since then has become a popular visiting spot for aviation enthusiasts. The flight occurs daily, and it’s going to take you around 2.7km to complete the journey. In fact, this is only as long as the Edinburgh Airport runway!

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At just £17, too, you’ll find that you would struggle to get public transport for cheaper in many parts of Scotland today. You simply need to contact the Loganair team if you wish to book the flight, as you are unable to do so from a standard travel agency or anything like that.

It was commonly flown by Pilot Stuart Linklater, who flew it an incredible 12,000 times – perhaps more. He was the record-holder for the fastest flight, too. You’ll mostly find the flight to be loaded with people checking out the awesome archaeological sites that you will find on the islands, though it’s often used for medical purpose as well.

The flight often is carried out using a Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2B-26 Islander. If you want to enjoy a unique and enjoyable experience that takes longer to board than it does to actually fly, then you should almost certainly book up the shortest flight in the world and try it out for yourself!

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For anyone who is used to flying, one of the most annoying parts of the journey is the time that it takes. Some flights can feel needlessly long, as if they were drawn out needlessly. If you want to experience a flight that is over more or less as quickly as...

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10 strange secrets about The Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory (BBT) is one of the most popular shows on CBS. BBT grabbed the attention of many viewers when it aired in 2007. With the exceptional writing of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, amazing performances by actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kelley Cuoco along with perfect comic timing, this show is widely watched and loved all over the world.

Every character in this show has a unique ability and they are appreciated in their own way. This show is not only about science and intelligence but it is all about friendship, relationships and love. Everything about this show is amazing and no matter how many times you watch it, you will love it even more.

However, there are some strange facts about this show that the fans would be fascinated to know. Here are the top 10 strange secrets of The Big Bang Theory:


1. Lenny Penny Kenny.
As we all are aware that the name ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is symbolically given to this show with the purpose of not only science but also the fact of something new is being created. Magical as that sounds, this wasn’t the first name chosen by the writers. At first, the show was to be called ‘Lenny Penny Kenny’, featuring three main characters and so of course, the name’s Sheldon and Lennard would never have been introduced and neither would have all the other characters.

2. Mayim Bialik.
In this exceptional show where the writers and directors have tried to make everything look authentic, there is one authentic detail that most fans don’t know. Actress Mayim Bialik is the only actress in the show who is actually a scientist. She is a neuroscientist and got her doctorate degree in 2008. It is so great to have an actual doctor on set!

3. Hidden Injuries.
Another interesting thing about the show is that many of the actors have had many serious injuries but the directors have very smartly handled them. During season 4, Kelley Cuoco broke her leg while horseback riding so the directors made her do all the scenes behind the counter so that fans wouldn’t be disappointed and the shooting wouldn’t stop. Another actor, Mayim Bialik who plays the role of Amy, broke her arm in a car accident but had to hide it throughout the entire season 6.

4. Sheldon and Star Trek.
Now, as a Big Bang theory fan, we all know how crazy Sheldon is about Star Trek and that he has shared multiple references related to the Brand. However, the actor who plays Sheldon, Jim Parsons, has admitted having never watched Star Trek in his entire life. Also, he has never watched any of the other fictional shows that Sheldon loves including Doctor Who.

5. The Theorists.
We all know how unique The Big Bang Theory is. Who would have thought of a comic show about a group of science nerds and their friendship with a completely opposite girl who has the dream of becoming an actress? Seeing how amazing and different this show was, some people actually did try to copy the idea. In 2010, a show was aired with the name of ‘The Theorists’ in Belarus. When the actors of that show discovered that the producers have stolen the idea, they left.

6. Bazinga.
Sheldon’s all-time favorite phrase ‘Bazinga’ became so popular that some scientists actually used it in one of their discoveries. In 2013, a new species of orchid bee was discovered by Brazilian scientists and they decided to name it Euglossa Bazinga after the catchphrase bazinga. How cool is that? The producers thought that Sheldon would be very thrilled to know that an actual scientific discovery was named after his famous catchphrase.

7. Musical abilities.
Some of the people in the show have a remarkable ability to play musical instruments. In one episode, Sheldon plays the Theremin and the actor, Jim Parsons, played it all by himself regardless of the fact that the Theremin is one of the most difficult instruments to play. Other than that, Mayim Bialik actually learned how to play the harp for one of the episodes where Amy has to play it. Also, Johnny Galecki plays an amazing piano, it is not yet shown on the show but we’re still hoping.

8. Penny’s last name.
Isn’t it interesting that sometimes we skip the slightest details of the show we love? Have you ever noticed that the character of Penny has always been a sort of mystery for the fans? Her last name is literally never mentioned in the show and the producers like to keep it that way. Other than that, Penny’s mother was also never mentioned on the show. Kind of a mystery don’t you think? Despite all that, Penny made a way to everyone’s heart and is one of the most adored characters of the show.

9. Lennard’s glasses.
Lennard’s character has always been wonderful, charming and awkward but what lights up his character is his pair of glasses. It may sound stereotypical for a nerd to wear glasses, but with Lennard, it just fits. However, the actor, Johnny Galecki, doesn’t wear glasses. So throughout the show, he has been wearing glasses without any lens in them and the fans never figured it out and quite honestly, Lennard would have looked a little alternative without the glasses.

10. Blind casting.
We all know and agree with the fact that Jim Parsons is one of finest actors on The Big Bang Theory and he is just the perfect guy to play Sheldon. However, when Jim was called upon to audition, he did not know who Chuck Lorre was, he thought he was auditioning for the game show host Chuck Woolery. Nevertheless, Jim Parsons gave an amazing audition and became the best Sheldon anyone could have ever been.

 

Big Bang Theory (BBT) is one of the most popular shows on CBS. BBT grabbed the attention of many viewers when it aired in 2007. With the exceptional writing of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, amazing performances by actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kelley...

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New 20 Fun Facts About The Simpsons

“The Simpsons” TV show started 27 years ago, and today it is a well-known international comic institution. Here are 20 fun facts about one of the funniest cartoon in the last 30 years…

The number that Bart dials when he calls Moe’s Tavern to prank him is 764-84377. This number is one digit longer than the usual American phone number and if you turn it to letters, it says “SMITHERS”.

We all noticed that everyone from Springfield is yellow. Have you ever wondered why is that so? “An animator came up with “the Simpsons” yellow and as soon as she showed it to me I said:”This is the answer!” because when you’re flicking through channels with your remote control, and a flash of yellow goes by, you’ll know you’re watching The Simpsons.” explains the creator Matt Groening.

The Homer’s saying “D’oh!”, when an episode that you’re watching is dubbed in French, is translated to “T’oh!” and in the Spanish is “Ouch!”.

The Oxford English Dictionary actually added the word “d’oh” to the list in 2001 and it is spelled “doh”. The meaning of the word is:” Expressing frustration at the realization that things have turned out badly or not as planned, or that one has just said or done something foolish. Also (usu. mildly derogatory): implying that another person has said or done something foolish.”

Every character in the show has only four fingers. The God is the only one that has been given all five fingers.

Making of each episode takes around six to eight months.

Lisa’s 8th birthday has been celebrated on two totally different episodes.

Supermarket, skateboarding, Lisa playing saxophone and couch stunts are the show’s usual intro, but in one episode, its creators broke that trend. Instead of that, they put a cover of Ke$ha’s “Tik-Tok” and her response was just a simple tweet of “Wooo!!”.

Matt Groening, the show’s creator, is the voice behind the sound of Maggie’s “sucking”.

By the words of former US President George Bush, The Simpsons were to blame for society’s problems. He also said that families in America should be more like The Waltons than The Simpsons.

Middle name of Milhouse Van Houten is Mussolini.

The show’s animators had a problem in the episode “Angry Dad”. In this episode, Bart draws a cartoon/comic and no one could do the drawings to look like a child did them, so a son of one of the animators did them.

Matt Groening’s comic strip called “Life in Hell” has Maggie’s stuffed bunny as the main character.

If an episode is made a little bit shorter, the couch gag in the opening scene will be longer, and it will be shorter if an episode is longer.

To keep fans guessing in which state the Simpsons live in, Matt Groening called the town Springfield, because there are many different cities called just like that.

Street names in Groening’s hometown Portland, Oregon are the last names of many characters in the show.

24601 was principal Skinner’s prisoner number in Vietnam. Twin Peaks Hank Jennings and Les Miserables Jean Valjean both had this same Prisoner number.

Today, six main voice actors for the show earn £400,000 per episode. From 1998 to 2004 they would get $125,000 per show and before 1998, their earnings were “just” $30,000 per episode.

Robert Underdunk Terwilliger is the actual name of Sideshow Bob.

Danny Elfman needed only two days to compose the show’s famous theme tune back in 1989.

“The Simpsons” TV show started 27 years ago, and today it is a well-known international comic institution. Here are 20 fun facts about one of the funniest cartoon in the last 30 years…
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Interesting Facts About The Walking Dead

We bring you interesting facts about one of the most popular TV shows nowadays – The Walking Dead, AMC’s zombie show lasting for 7 seasons.

  1. Too violent for HBO?

Originally, the creators of the show first offered their idea to HBO, as they believed it would be the best fit. After all, this is the production house behind Game of Throne and many shocking scenes, including murders, nudity and incest. Yet, they demanded a significant reduction of violence.

Fortunately, AMC accepted The Walking Dead, under other condition- no swearing.

  1. The opening logo is decaying over time

Although opening credits of the show are often fast-forwarded, even a non-regular viewer will notice the change in the main title sequence. The logo has gotten darker, filthier and worn-out since season one.

The logo is show runners idea of depicting deterioration of both zombie corpses and human behavior. The only question remaining- what will be left at the end of the series?

  1. Networks wanted to leave out the zombie

Another production house, NBC wanted to accept the apocalyptic show of people surviving the epidemic of human eating zombies, but under condition- to exclude the zombies.

After this idea fell off, another suggestion was to turn the show into a zombie version of Law& Order or CSI, where would Rick and others solve a “zombie crime” each week in order to understand the human nature better. Frank Darabont, the original show runner – ran away.

  1. The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad might exist in the same universe

Although this is just another speculation, there is a possible connection of AMC’s most famous shows.

First, the car Glenn stole in Season 1, red Dodge Challenger, is the same vehicle Walter White returned to a car store managed by a man called Glenn. Merle Dixon had a stash of drugs with some Blue Sky meth, Walter White’s trademark product. Also, Daryl told to Beth about Merle’s dealer “junky little white guy” often using the word “bitch.” Resembling Jesse Pinkman, perhaps?

  1. Dale wanted to be killed off

Even though this is a show where you can never guess who will be next, even the writers have to improvise sometimes. Jeffrey DeMunn wanted to be killed off, because the actor was unsatisfied with his friend Frank Darabon being fired in Season 2.

So, instead of Hershel being killed by Carl’s pet walker, Dale was killed. Luckily, one old bearded guy easily changed the place of another, especially as the moral center of the group.

  1. Character of Daryl Dixon was created for the show

Interestingly, this character does not exist in the comic books. Yet, he is possibly the most popular survivor of the show.

Actor Norman Reedus originally auditioned for the role of Merle, who also does not exist in comics. Writer Robert Kirkman was so fascinated by Reedus’ performance that he created another character so he could be on the show.

  1. 16mm films are used for series’ shooting

In the age of modern technology, most of the series or movies are shot with digitally, as it is easier, more colorful and cheaper. Yet, zombies look cooler on film.

The show is shot on Kodak’s Super 16mm, since the first day. The show runners insisted that grainy look achieved this way matches perfectly with the show. Also, zombie makeup appears a lot more disgusting this way.

We bring you interesting facts about one of the most popular TV shows nowadays – The Walking Dead, AMC’s zombie show lasting for 7 seasons.

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Most Interesting Facts About Game of Thrones

A mixture of sex, blood and dragons – Game of Thrones fans will wait until this summer for the return of this unique show. Until then, we present you 20 facts about this real worldwide phenomenon. Valar morghulis.

There is an unaired pilot

Show’s creator David Benioff told to Variety there was a first pilot which was archived and reshot. This version was directed by Tom McCarthy, writer and director of Spotlight, and, according to Benioff “everything was wrong”. He pointed out that the biggest problem was the fact that no one of his and Weiss’ friends realized that Cersei and Jaime were sister and brother- this is an important plot in the story, and this was not even noted!

Other actors played parts of Daenerys Targaryen and Catelyn Stark

In the previously mentioned pilot episode, Tamzin Merchant played Daenerys Targaryen and Jennifer Ehle portrayed Catelyn Stark. These actors were later replaced with Emilia Clarke and Michelle Fairley, respectively. The author of the books on which the show is based, George R.R. Martin had a cameo in the first pilot- a guest at the wedding of Daenerys and Khal Drogo.

Peter Dinklage was fooled that the show had been canceled

Benioff called Peter Dinklage after acceptance of pilot and told him that otherwise. Six hours later, he told him that the pilot was picked up.

Characters which are dead on the show are alive in the books

There are several characters which are dead on the show, but alive in Martin’s books. Let us mention some of them: Mance Rayder, Shireen and Stannis Baratheon, Myrcella Baratheon, Barristan Selmy, Night’s Watchmen Pyp and Grenn…

Game of thrones characters are inspiration for children names

Social Security Administration of the United States told that “Khaleesi” climbed from 1021th most popular baby girl name in 2013 to 755th place in 2014. Tyrion, Sansa, Brienne, Khaleesi, Arya, Bran, Sandor and Theon became more popular in England after the show rise.

Four different characters were portrayed by one actor

Ian Whyte, British actor and stunt performer, had as much as four roles in this series. He played a White Walker in seasons one and two; he was one of three total actors to play the role of Gregor Clegane in season two; in the following season, he was the unnamed giant; and finally, he portrayed Wun Wun, the Wilding giant, in season five.

Four years in a row- this is the most illegally downloaded show

Game of Thrones holds the throne of the most pirated show for 2012-2015. The second most pirated show, The Walking Dead, did not reach the half of the illegal downloads in the year 2015, according to TorrentFreak.

Jon Snow was almost played by Ramsey Snow

The character of Ramsey Snow, sadistic bastard son of Roose Bolton was played by Iwan Rheon. Interestingly, Rheon was the second choice for the part of Jon Snow- eventually, Kit Harington played this role.

You can speak Dothraki

Linguist David J. Peterson worked with HBO creating a Dothraki language for the show. Living Language released a conversational course of Dothraki in 2014, allowing you to speak like Khal Drogo himself.

Sansa’s direwolf was adopted by actress in real life

The Northern Inuit dog named Zunni plays Lady, direwolf of Sansa Stark in the first season of the show. Actress Sophie Turner, playing the role of Sansa, explained to Coventry Telegraph that she always wanted a dog while growing up, although her parents never allowed her pets. She added that she fell in love with Lady, and after the death of the character, Sophie and her mom convinced everyone that they should adopt the dog.

A mixture of sex, blood and dragons – Game of Thrones fans will wait until this summer for the return of this unique show. Until then, we present you 20 facts about this real worldwide phenomenon. Valar morghulis.
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Little Known Facts About Disney

Wall-E, the most popular garbage-compactor robot, got its name after Walter Elias Disney.

Daveigh Chase is the same person who gives voice to Lilo from Lilo and Stitch and plays the girl from our nightmares, Samara Morgan from The Ring.

Disney animators have a habit of hiding classic characters in some scenes. For example, Donald Duck, Mickey and Goofy can be seen in the opening scenes of the Little Mermaid. They are at King Triton’s concert in the audience.

 

 

Tomorrowland was made to represent 1986 and the Main Street is based on 1910 America and that is because they were Halley’s Comet years.

One of the workers in the Disneyland’s magic shop used to be Steve Martin.

Aurora from the Sleeping Beauty is the main character and she only has 18 minutes of screen time and 18 lines of dialogue, but the quietest central character of them all is definitely Dumbo. This elephant doesn’t say a single word.

The dog barks from 101 Dalmations are the same voice as Donald Duck and it was Clarence Nash. Also, speaking of animal noise, the lions from Lion King were actually tigers, because the real lions weren’t loud enough.

Except Prince Charming, the Cinderella’s soul mate doesn’t have a real name.

In 1991, Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie and Wayne Anthony Allwine, who played Mickey Mouse got married and were happy until he died in 2009.

Mickey Mouse was first named Mortimer because it is rumored that Wald Disney had a phobia of mice. That was until his wife made him to change that to Mickey.In 1938, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Walt Disney won seven little Oscars and one normal sized Oscar.

3,500 digital cameras, 1.65 million pairs of glasses, 18,000 hats and 6,000 cellphones are lost in the Disneyland park every year.

San Francisco and The Disney World are approximately the same size.

While we talk about size, it would take you 68 years to sleep in every single room in Disney World.

On the day Steve Jobs died, Disney World put their flags on half-mast because he was their biggest single shareholder with 7 percent and was also on the board of directors.

In one school play, Walt Disney played Peter Pan.

Making the Beast for Beauty and the Beast wasn’t easy at all. Animator Glen Keane found inspiration from the zoo. To create a likeable Beast he took tail and legs from a wolf, mane of a lion, head and the horns of a buffalo, eyebrows from a gorilla, the tusks of a wild boar and the upper body of a bear.

The rumors are that Walt Disney is cryogenically frozen, but his daughter assured the press that it is not true.

“King of the Jungle” was the first name for The Lion King. But then, someone remembered that there are no lions in jungles.

During just one lunchtime in 1994, the ideas for Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Monsters Inc and A Bug’s Life came out. What did you do this afternoon?

Wall-E, the most popular garbage-compactor robot, got its name after Walter Elias Disney.
Daveigh Chase is the same person who gives voice to Lilo from Lilo and Stitch and plays the girl from our nightmares, Samara Morgan from The Ring.
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