Made-Up, False and Flat-out Wrong Trivia Dominoes

Inspired by all the “fake facts” threads that are tons of fun, and also the very popular Trivia Dominoes thread, I thought we might try one that combines both.

The rules are exactly like the Trivia Dominoes thread, with the exception that everything you post has to be made up off the top of your head, and can’t be true!

I’ll get us started:

Dick York almost died during the filming of the 3rd episode of the show “Bewitched” during a moment when they stopped filming to “twitch” him out of the scene. One of the light fixtures fell moments after he walked out of frame, and in a sense, Samantha’s power saved the actor’s life by getting him to move out of the very spot where the fixture landed.

New York was founded because Dick York didn’t want to do “Bewitched” anymore.

New York was so named because the original settlers came from the town of New in Ireland, and york, which means “new” in Gaelic.

New Ireland was a 1979 movie about a colony of leprechauns trying to make a start in colonial Massachusetts. It featured the obligatory romance between a boy leprechaun and a Salem witch.

A leprechaun always had a pot of gold because it was their chamber pot, which they filled every morning.

Newspaper magnate WIlliam Randolph Hearst, who was largely responsible for the outlawing of marijuana in the USA, kept large numbers of marijuana plants on his estate, and was a heavy pot smoker himself.

Although Hearst did have a treasured sled as a child, it wasn’t named Rosebud. That was made up by Orson Wells for Citizen Kane for the sake of plausible deniability. Hearst’s actual sled was named Daffodil.

There was once a move to make a biopic about the life of Orson Welles, which Welles himself was refused the starring role in because producers deemed him too fat to portray himself.

Mel Brooks’ ***The Producers ***was inspired by a real animated feature-length pro-Hitler Mickey Mouse musical that Walt Disney was about to release at Christmastime in 1941. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and American declaration of war on Germany, the movie was returned to the vaults, never to be seen again.

Adolph Hitler was actually the seventh son of a seventh son, and claimed to be guided by the spirits of Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and Charlemagne.

Weird Al Yankovic is a direct descendant of Julius Caesar. Caesar was stabbed 27 times, a fact that is honored by the number 27 appearing somewhere on each of Weird Al’s album covers.

Weird Al did a Ph.D in Astrophysics at Caltech.

Which was founded, of course, by Calvin Tech.

Before becoming a fashion designer, Calvin Klein held a number of jobs; among them, truck driver, insurance salesman, and drywaller.

Truck drivers need not obey traffic laws on highways.

In order for a road to be called a “highway” it must be at least 20 feet above sea level.

Bing Crosby and Bob Hope were working on a last “Road Picture” when Bing died; it’s working title was The Road to Tomorrow. Dorothy Lamour was not to be in it.

Singer David Crosby visited the mother of the auto accident victim from whom he received his new liver, and they ended up dating for several months.

The first recorded automobile accident victim was one Mrs Dorothy Airbag of Ipswich, Suffolk, UK.

Ipswich got it’s name back in the 8th century when a time traveler arrived from the future and attempted to tell the people about internet technology hardware.