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Facts and Trivia We Only Know Because Hollywood Taught Us


I bet when you were a kid some oldster told you TV would rot your brain. But, on the contrary, there are tons of facts I only know because I watched a ton of TV and movies growing up. For example, I am not what you would call a gear head, but I can explain how an independent rear suspension works and what "positraction" does thanks to the testimony of Mona Lisa Vito in the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny.

Here are just some of the bits of trivia folks probably only know because they had too much screen time growing up.

The meaning of the word "sporadic."

Look, if you learned that word by reading it in a book and then looking it up in a dictionary, I'm happy for you. But most people of a certain age learned this word means "once in a while" thanks to Cher Horowitz in Clueless encouraging Tai to expand her vocabulary. Try to use it in a sentence!.