The Top 16 Surprising Facts Found in "The Da Vinci Code"
16> The number of stars in a Norman Rockwell painting represents the number
of times he got to bang the housewife.
15> Painted as a coded rebuke of Catholicism, each poker-playing dog
represents a different pope.
14> Nostradamus embellished his original prediction, which stated merely:
"HAZY IS THE REPLY, LATER THOU MUST TRY."
13> In the "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" painting of Elvis Presley, Marilyn
Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and James Dean in a diner, Jimi Hendrix was in the
men's room taking a leak.
12> As part of a Satanic pact, Ben Stiller and Ben Affleck are assigned to
signal the arrival of Armageddon when the combined number of their box
office flops reaches 666.
11> Reading every seventh word from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" provides a
recipe for a killer five-alarm chili.
10> A cheap Rolex knock-off purchased on the streets of Manhattan-inspired
Dali to paint "Persistence of Memory."
9> "The Last Supper" shows the disciples prefer the blood of Christ over
Coke in a blind taste test.
8> The physical motions of the macarena, viewed in a mirror, represent the
American Sign Language translation of "The Godfather."
7> Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" was conceived under the working
title "Hey Adam, Come Over Here and Pull Your Creator's Finger!"
6> Monet changed his name to Manet in an attempt to elude creditors.
5> The background of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is obviously Neverland
4> Jesus' middle name was Herman.
3> Duchamp's original idea for "Nude Descending a Staircase" was squelched
by his beloved model when she refused to slide down the handrail wearing
only a cowboy hat, boots and spurs.
2> In Mondrian's abstract "Composition No. 10," the red square is totally
... and the Number 1 Surprising Fact Found in "The Da Vinci Code" ...
1> A race of people with both eyes on the same side of their noses
controlled Spain throughout much of the 20th century.
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