OMG Fact: Arch Obler, producer of the old radio horror series, Lights Out, invented all sorts of cool sound effects. In one episode, aliens came and turned people’s bodies inside out. He later said the sound effect of the people turning inside-out was achieved by filling a wet rubber glove with cooked macaroni, and slowly turning it inside out.
When it came to doing the sound effects for the famous stabbing scene in the shower, Hitchcock sent for a watermelon. The prop man, anticipating his boss’s perfectionism, brought in several varieties of melon. The director closed his eyes and listened while melons were auditioned. ”When the demonstration table was littered with shredded fruit, Hitchcock opened his eyes, and intoned simply: ‘Casaba.’ ”
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OMG Fact: Remember that weird S thing everybody used to draw? No one knows where it came from. PROBABLY ALIENS. Or, more likely, graffiti.