Amazing Entertainment Facts

From pop music to rock, TV to cinema and stage, there are so many fascinating fact about the world of entertainment.  Brush up on your trivia now so that you won’t only win big when enjoying the NZ mobile betting on offer, but when you enter a quiz night or play Trivial Pursuit too!


Even the Queen Mum loved ABBA. In fact, rumours are that Bjorn Ulvaeus from the famous Swedish band wrote the smash hit Dancing Queen in her honour after a performance at Glamis Castle.

It turns out that Michael Buble is a real romantic in real life too. He and his wife spent their honeymoon at Disney World and even slept in Cinderella’s fairy tale castle!

The Eagles hold the honour of the top selling album of all time. Their smash hit Eagles/Their Greatest Hits – 1971-75 was released amidst much fanfare, and has sold over 29 million copies and counting globally.

The Zodiacs song Stay is the shortest song to ever hit a number one spot on the charts. The song is only 1 minute and 38 seconds long.

A study conducted on songs that were most likely to become earworms showed that Rihanna’s smash hit Umbrella was the catchiest tune.


Darth Vader may be one of the biggest Star Wars characters of all time, but in the original trilogy of movies he only had a total of just over 12 minutes of time on screen.

Shrek 2 is the world’s biggest ever animated film. While the original version was a hit, it was the sequel that took in $436 million +.

Johnny Depp is a Hollywood legend and his biggest grossing film is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest. Depp is also a singer, but his movies have far eclipsed his singing career.

Armageddon is used in NASA training sessions for astronauts to spot any errors. Trainees have spotted more than 160 errors or inaccuracies so far.

The film The Dallas Buyers Club was made on a shoestring budget and the makeup and hairstyling budget was only $250. Amazingly, the film’s makeup and hairstyling won it an Oscar, proving that expensive doesn’t always mean better.


The TV show Friends remains one of the most-watched to this day. By season 10 the main cast were all raking in the dough, and had gone from starting salaries of $22,500 an episode to an incredible $1 million per episode each.

China is the world’s TV capital with more than 4 billion TV sets across the country. This doesn’t include PC monitors and mobile devices that are now being used to stream TV either!

In The Simpsons the only characters with 5 fingers on a hand is god. All the rest of the characters have 4 fingers.

Dexter, the TV show about the mass murderer has been linked to 3 real life crimes.

More successful, lasting marriages have begun on the Greatest Loser weight-loss reality TV show than on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette combined.

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