This expression dates back to the Middle Ages: the Lord of the manor would invite so many guests that often times the table would be too small.The quick fix was to set planks upon wooden trestles. In order to hide the rustic appearance of the table large covers would be draped or set upon it.
Even if Lord of the Rings was only released recently, the author had previously refused several requests for permission to adapt his work, notably one from the Beatles. John Lennon would have played Gollum, Paul McCartney starring as Frodon, Ringo Starr as Sagace, and lastly Gandalf by George Harrison.
Mark Hamill is known worldwide for his role of Luke Skywalker, the central protagonist of the original film trilogy of the Star Wars universe. What is not common knowledge, however, is that he has turned to dubbing, starring as the voice of a superhero in movies and video games. He is notably the voice of the Joker in the Batman movie.
Avatar, the last movie of James Cameron, was ready on paper since 1995 and production would begin in 1998, after the blockbuster Titanic. The American director held off on the project as he felt the current technology would not do justice to the special effects of the film.
The American magician met his death in a surprising fashion: he boasted having muscles of steel and routinely asked members of the audience to punch him in the stomach to prove his claim. After the show he was unexpectedly punched in the abdomen and died several days later as a result of a perforated appendix.
The American President George W. Bush will long be remembered for his public goofs. One must note that his father, George H. W. Bush, was a notable role model: on January 8th 1992, while on a presidential tour of Japan, vomited on the Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi before fainting at an official dinner.
According to Guinness World Records the largest pizza ever created was not in Italy (the most likely location) but in Norwood, South Africa. The pizza measured 122 feet, 8 inches in diameter, weighed 26,883 lbs, and contained 9,920 lbs. of flour, 3,960 lbs. of cheese, 1,763 lbs. of mushrooms, 1,984 lbs. of tomato puree, and 1,984 lbs. of chopped tomatoes.