Eleven Fun Facts You Didn't Know About "Stranger Things"

Eleven Fun Facts You Didn't Know About "Stranger Things"

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On October 27th, the long-awaited second season of the Netlifx Original "Stranger Things" premiered. If you're anything like me, you watched Season 1 faster than Eleven consumes her Eggo Waffles. So, to celebrate the return to the Upside Down and all that comes with it, here are 11 (ha) fun facts you may not know about the series.



1. Netflix bought the show within 24 hours of being pitched the concept.

2. Over a thousand (906 boys and 307 girls) auditioned for the lead roles.

3. Before landing the role of Dustin, Gaten Matarazzo was performing on Broadway. His dream role is to play the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera.

4. Millie Bobby Brown was told to get her inspiration from E.T. when playing Eleven.

5. The show was originally set in Montauk, NY.

6. The cast and crew were told to watch specific movies including Stand By Me, The Goonies, Poltergeist, and Nightmare on Elm Street to gather inspiration for the show.

7. Gaten Matarazzo grew up a lot during filming. So much so that they weren't able to use his voice for any dialogue recordings at the end of production because his voice had lowered so much.

8. Over 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt was used to make Eleven float in the pool.

9. Hopper's trailer only cost $1 to buy.

10. Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), requested that his character wear a camo bandana

11. Steve and Nancy weren't originally supposed to get back together at the end of the series but the writers liked the actor that played Steve so much they changed the fate of his character.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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Stop judging people before you actually know them.

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I've read somewhere that it only takes 7 second for someone to make a judgement on how you are as a person and in those 7 seconds they judge you. But people need to turn those 7 seconds into several months before they actually judge a person.

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As far a judging goes, I know I'm not here to judge anyone, and I don't try to. But its hard some days. Depending on the situation that brief encounter with someone will change your perspective and will build a wall up between you, if it didn't go well.

But stop making quick assumptions and judging others so quickly. Unless it is a situation that is life or death then take time to get to know someone.

I can't count how many interactions I've had with people who are friends now, that would say, "Oh I totally thought you were a b*tch" or "I totally didn't like you in the beginning".

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Really I can't stress enough how important it is to take the time to get to know someone before you write them off. If that person you call your friend now, you didn't take the month or two to try and make a relationship, then where would you be now? You would have missed a very fun relationship.

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So stop quickly judging people, and be more open to having conversations to know them. Put your phone down and be real with someone. You never know who you could be passing up as a really good friend.

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