True or False: Can You Guess Which Pop Facts Are True?

Pop history is full of bizarre and incredible stories of intrigue, accidents and a lot of urban legends which have no basis in reality. Can you guess which of these weird factoids from the worlds of music, TV and cinema are true, and which are completely made up?
True or False: Celine Dion
Anirudh Koul
 
 
Celine Dion didn’t speak a word of English when she sang her first English-language hits
True
False
True or false: sword
 
 
Medieval swords didn’t actually make a “schwing” sound when drawn, but movie studios add it because audiences expect it
True
False
True or false: Chaplin
 
 
In the famous musical number from “Modern Times”, Charlie Chaplin really did lose the words for the song and improvised the gibberish on the spot
True
False
True or false: broken guitar
Eva Rinaldi
 
 
Pete Townshend of The Who didn’t actually mean to break his first guitar, but once it happened, he just went along with it
True
False
True or false: Iron Maiden
dr_zoidberg
 
 
Heavy Metal singer Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is a certified pilot
True
False
True or false: Sherlock
 
 
The line “elementary, my dear Watson” doesn’t appear in any published work by Arthur Conan Doyle
True
False
True or false: Alice
 
 
Jefferson Airplane were sued by the Walt Disney Company for their use of Alice in Wonderland imagery in the song “White Rabbit”
True
False
True or false: Disney
 
 
Walt Disney’s remains are cryogenically frozen and are still kept by the Disney estate
True
False
True or false: bass
 
 
The very first electric bass was played upright like a classical double bass
True
False
True or false: Seinfeld
Alan Light
 
 
Cosmo Kramer wasn’t in the Seinfeld pilot and was only written into the show later
True
False
True or false: Louis
 
 
The St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans is dedicated to The Big Easy’s own Louis Armstrong
True
False
True or false: Munch
Jay Tamboli
 
 
The character of detective John Munch, played by Richard Belzer, has appeared on ten different shows, belonging to five different networks
True
False
True or false: Monroe
 
 
Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” was written as a contemplation of his failed marriage with Marilyn Monroe
True
False
True or false: Puff
 
 
Peter, Paul and Mary’s hit song “Puff the Magic Dragon” was a thinly-veiled allusion to marijuana use and rehabilitation
True
False
True or false: Potter
 
 
The first installment of the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was renamed “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” so as not to intimidate American audiences, who might believe the movie is about philosophy.
True
False
True or false: Beatles
 
 
The Beatles were originally named The Quarrymen
True
False
True or false: crash
 
 
A plane crash in 1969 took the lives of both legendary boxer Rocky Marciano and R&B musician Otis Redding
True
False
True or false: bad
Gullible much?
So you couldn't quite tell fact from fiction. Look through the results or maybe try again!
True or false: good
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You can't be fooled
Either you see through nonsense like glass, or you really know your pop history. Well done!
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