The Academy Awards are known as Oscars because each statue is hand-crafted by a woman called Oscar in the North Pole. She personally delivers them to the ceremony each year on a unicycle made from question marks.
You may have read that each Oscar is made from 92.5 percent tin, 7.5 percent copper and then gold-plated, but that’s hogwash. They’re actually made from fear, beer and a stuntman's tear.
Before each presenter announces who’ll be taking home the little golden man, only two people in the world already know the results. One is Sir Woody Skin, a retired, amateur Air Traffic Controller from Nigeria and the other is the runner-up in the Miss Doncaster beauty pageant.
Due to a clerical error, the entire borough of Bournemouth was nominated for the Best Film Oscar in 1895. Unfortunately they lost to the comedy drama, Itchy Handbag Thieves.
An ancient Californian by-law prohibits anyone arriving to the ceremony on a donkey. When someone tried it in 1972, they were arrested and forced to eat the donkey’s dirty protest with chopsticks.
And there you have it. Come 24th February 2013 you’ll be able to impress friends, amaze family and impregnate lovers thanks to The Daily Slap’s fact-astic Oscar facts.*
*Disclaimer: these facts are in no way, shape or form actual facts.
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