Death to Hollywood Fun Facts

You know, sometimes I get bored telling stories, so today I’m doing something different. I love Fun Facts and decided that you should too, so I’ve compiled a list of Fun Facts to educate and entertain you….


Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults, on average only laugh 15 times a day. (maybe that’s because 6 year olds don’t have to deal with taxes.)


1. A popular belief is that human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death. The truth is that the skin shrinks back causing it to look like both continue to grow, but they don’t.

2. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die ( I think we need more people having sex, less people having babies, and more people dying, but I want to pick the people that die.)

3. Sky burial is a funerary practice in Tibet where a human corpse is placed on a mountain top and left for predatory birds to eat. This is because Buddhism believes in rebirth so there’s no need to preserve the body, as it’s seen as an empty vessel. Sky burials are simply a way of allowing nature to dispose of the body. (way to go “green” Tibet!)

4. In 19th-century Europe so many living people were declared dead by mistake that they had to start laying out the alleged-to-be-dead people in special “hospitals for the dead” to await signs of putrefaction, just to be sure they were really dead. (I have no words to describe the smell I am trying to imagine.)

5. No American has officially died of ‘old age’ since 1951, when the government eliminated that classification on death certificates. (my grandmother lived to be 100 and I don’t know what the “official” cause of death was but in my opinion, if you lived to be 100, you died of old age…and exhaustion and boredom!)

6. The rate of decomposition is four times faster in the water than on land.

7. It is possible to be scared to death. Profound fear, startling or dread can cause a sudden weakening of the heart, leading to heart failure or an arrhythmia, either of which can kill you. 

8. There are around 200 corpses on Mount Everest

9. No one knows where Mozart is buried

10. The Final Touch is a company that offers makeup products that were created especially for funeral directors by a special effects makeup artist in the film industry


1. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.

2. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.

3. The sign read HOLLYWOODLAND from 1923 to 1949.

4. In January 1976, following the passage of a state law decriminalizing marijuana, vandals altered the sign to read ” HOLLYWEED.”

Love this...

5. In 1932, Broadway actress Peg Entwistle committed suicide by jumping off the letter “H.”

6. The first movie to show a woman wearing nothing but bra is “Psycho.”.

7. The oldest restaurant in Hollywood is “Musso and Frank Grill” on Hollywood Boulevard (I personally think it kinda sucks and is over-priced. They charged me for extra salad dressing once)

8. Originally, the term “movies” did not mean films, but the people who made them.

9. In The Godfather, John Marley’s (Jack Wolz) scream of horror in the horse head scene was real, as he was not told that a real horse head, which was obtained from a dog food company, was going to be used.

10. The shark in the movie “Jaws” was named Bruce after Steven Spielberg’s attorney. So many things went wrong on the set that the crew started to refer to it as “Flaws.” It was also the first movie to gross over $100 million.

Hi, I'm Bruce!


1. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

2. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew marijuana on their plantations!

3. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee

4. ‘Sobrino de Botin’ is the oldest restaurant in the world and is located in Madrid, Spain.

5. None of the Beatles knew how to read music. (Paul McCartney eventually taught himself.)

6. Pork is the most consumed meat worldwide, which is understandable, once you’ve eaten bacon.

People obviously don’t like saying the words die or dead, as there are over 200 euphemisms about death. Here are some of my top picks:

Checking Out The Grass From Underneath

He Just Got Stamped “Return To Sender”

Kicked The Oxygen Habit

Paying A Debt To Nature

Winning One For The Reaper

And my TOP top pick is:

Decided That Hell’s Got A Better HR Policy Than The Office.

Have a fun-filled day! 🙂

About Death To Hollywood

My name is Celeste Donohue and I am a writer/comedian who started this blog to tell stories about my life growing up in a funeral home and my adult life which I have spent in Hollywood, California – hence the name, “Death To Hollywood”. Hopefully, you like to read those kinds of stories. If not, go read something serious and boring.....
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7 Responses to Death to Hollywood Fun Facts

  1. barskii says:

    I finally get to sleep as long as I want.

    gone to the promise land.

    went to the deep six.

  2. Cissie donohue alias Mom says:

    That was fun,Celeste,thanks.Love,Mom

  3. Josephine says:

    Yah for laughing and marijuana! Eww for death hospitals, horse heads and honey!

  4. the elder sister says:

    you are so “Dad” with the fun facts! He loved odd facts like that too ( so do I though:) )

  5. Kris says:

    I love fun facts!! Hollyweed… Thats funny! Growing marijuana on plantations? Wow… Cool. Bruce, i mean jaws was the bomb! Musso and Franks…. Over rated… Not good! 200 dead people on Mt. Everest….creepy!! I knew there were some, but 200 Wow!!
    Have a fun filled day:)

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