The two dinosaurs were trapped together and fossilized. They were a velociraptor and a protoceratops (more specifically a Velociraptor mongoliensis and a Protoceratops andrewsi.) A crew of Polish-Mongolian paleontologists found this scene in 1971. It was found in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. So how were they frozen in battle together?
The actual answer for such a question is not certain, but it appears the dinos may have been drowned in sand from a sand dune collapse. They were definitely killed at the same time. The fossil shows how aggressive the velociraptor was, reaching out with its claws, a predator by nature.
The velociraptor’s nature is to attack the prey, grasping it with its “grasp[ing] its prey with its forelimbs, while kicking and raking the belly and chest with its hindlimbs.” In the fossil, the protoceratops is fighting against the velociraptor’s grasp for its life, while the velociraptor is aggressively holding onto what might have been its next dinner!
Thanks his role in the movie the A-Team, Bradley Cooper learned to reload his M4 rifle in less than 4 seconds!
The movie the A-Team was about four veterans who had been framed for a crime and their attempt to clear their names. It was a film released in 2010, based off of a television series. There was also a similar series of comic books called A-Team: Shotgun Wedding starting in 2010.
When Bradley Cooper was filming for the A-Team he had a lot of training about how to handle weapons. He turned out to be very good with weapons and became very “efficient” in handling them. So much so that he could reload his M4 rifle in less than 4 seconds. His ability to reload quickly was filmed, but didn’t actually make the film, getting cut in the editing stage.
The phrase A-team, though the title of the movie, is only used once. Interestingly, it isn’t even said by the main characters, but rather by the judges in the military court. It isn’t a joke or pun of sorts, it’s just shorthand for the very official title of “United States Army Special Forces unit (Operational Detachment Alpha, ‘A’).”
The Japanese word Taikun means 'great lord.' Commodore Perry brought the word to the United States in 1857 when he returned from his travels. It gained popularity in the United States when two aides of Abraham Lincoln, John Nicolae and John Hay, took to calling Lincoln a tycoon as a joke. It would later spread to use in the business world, which soon became its normal usage.
A tycoon is generally someone well known in the business world who has dominated an area of business. They are powerful and have great wealth. Other words to describe a tycoon might be a magnate, czar, mogul, baron, or oligarch. It generally implies a great deal of power.
Some tycoons throughout history have been oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, whose company was Standard Oil, steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie, and automobile tycoon Henry Ford. It was a very popular term in the 29th and 20th centuries. Who would you consider to be modern-day tycoons?
Rodney James Alcala was a convicted rapist and sex offender when he was accepted as a contestant to the reality TV show, the Dating Game. It was 1978 when he made his television debut. By that time he was already a murderer, having killed two women in California and possibly two other in New York.
Nevertheless, Alcala was introduced like a normal guy as "...a successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed.” The hobbies listed for Alcala were not torture and murder as would have been more accurate, but rather skydiving and motorcycling. Still, contestants knew something was off about Alcala.
Bachelor #2 Jed Mills, an actor, remembered that the man was really strange with a weird viewpoint on things. The bachelorette refused to go on a date with Alcala, because she thought he was creepy. It turns out she was right, but according to criminal profiler Pat Brown, the bachelorette’s refusal may have driven Alcala to kill several more women!
Star Wars character Lando Calrissan was originally going to be a clone template in Attack of the Clones.
For writer George Lucas, there was a lot of pressure to make the second episode of Star Wars even better than the first. The first had received many mixed reviews, including some pretty rough criticism. The criticism made Lucas hesitant to start writing.
When he did begin writing he gave the piece the working title "Jar Jar's Big Adventure" as a sarcastic response to the public’s dislike of the character Jar Jar. Lucas’ original premise included Lando Calrissan being used as a clone template. What that means is that there would have been hundreds of clones made after Lando’s image.
Lucas later changed his mind, choosing to use clone shocktroopers from a completely different planet instead of Lando clones. Eventually, just three months before the start of filming, Lucas managed to finish the first draft for the film. He brought on the help of Jonathan Hales to help edit the third draft.
Hales had helped with The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, but this would be his first time helping out with a full-length film. The two would finish the final draft just a week before the beginning of principal photography.