Sir Ian McKellen has said that he cried with frustration over filming scenes for ‘The Hobbit’ films with a green screen instead of with other actors.
The actor, who has played Gandalf since Jackson’s first ‘Lord of the Rings’ film, became upset after he had to perform the scenes with only pictures of his other cast-mates.
“In order to shoot the dwarves and a large Gandalf, we couldn’t be in the same set. All I had for company was 13 photographs of the dwarves on top of stands with little lights – whoever’s talking flashes up,”. “I cried, actually. I cried. Then I said out loud, ‘This is not why I became an actor’. Unfortunately the microphone was on and the whole studio heard.” [x]
You’re chewing mint gum or sucking on a peppermint candy and draw in a breath of air and no matter how warm it is, the air feels icy cold. Why does this happen? It’s a trick mint and the chemical called menthol play on your brain that convinces your taste receptors they are exposed to
Sensory neurons in your skin and mouth contain a protein called transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily M member 8 (TRPM8)
Mint contains an organic compound called menthol that binds to TRPM8, making the ion channel open as if the receptor was
exposed to cold and signaling this information to your brain. In fact,
menthol sensitizes the neurons to the effect doesn’t wear off as soon as
your spit out mint toothpaste or stop chewing a breath mint. If you
take a sip of cold water right afterward, the cool temperature will feel
The location was believed to have been set up, used, and maintained by a group called les UX, or Urban eXperiment, a secret underground (both literally and figuratively) organization dedicated to maintaining, preserving, and upkeeping portions of Paris and the Catacombs/mines that have gone untouched for hundreds of years.