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  1. M. Night Shyamalan chose not to work on the Life of Pi movie because he didn't want audiences to suspect a twist.

  2. In 1873 William Shanks spent 15 years of his life calculating pi to 707 places, BY HAND. However The Last Few Years Were Wasted-- He Made A Mistake After The 527'th Digit.

  3. India was going to ban showing of "The Life of Pi" because the CGI starved tiger was so real the Indian authorities thought a real tiger had been starved

  4. The Indian actor who played the rapping mathlete in Mean Girls transformed his life for six years to win the lead role in the Life of Pi, only to lose it to a New Delhi teenager plucked from obscurity

  5. Director M. Night Shyamalan was originally hired to direct the Life of Pi movie adaptation but ultimately chose not to because "the book has kind of a twist ending"

  6. Kenting National Park is featured in movies such as Cape No. 7 and Life of Pi.

  7. M. Night Shyamalan was supposed to direct *Life of Pi*, but he was hesitant because the source material "has kind of a twist ending."

  8. Life of Pi author Yann Martel named the Bengal tiger "Richard Parker" after noting just how many Richard Parkers, both real and fictitious, had became shipwrecked, with some of them subsequently being cannibalised by their fellow seamen.

  9. Pi Pizza in Houston, TX offers free pizza for life to anyone willing to get a permanent tattoo of pizza.

  10. Richard Parker, the tiger in the story Life of Pi, was also the name of a shipwrecked cabin boy who was eaten by his crewmates in 1884.

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During the filming of 'Life of Pi', the tiger used nearly drowned. Despite this, they were still allowed to use the, 'No animals were harmed...' slogan.

Tobey Maguire was originally cast in "Life of Pi" but after his scenes had been shot, he was cut from the film and replaced by a different actor

The Indian actor who played the math geek in Mean Girls transformed his life for six years to win the lead role in the Life of Pi, only to lose it to a New Delhi teenager plucked from obscurity

The tiger in ‘Life of Pi’ was named Richard Parker after a cabin boy who was eaten by his 3 shipmates when they were marooned after a shipwreck. The brutal event occurred in 1884 in what became known as the ‘R v Dudley and Stephens case’ with the offenders receiving 6 months in prison.

Rhythm & Hues a VFX studio, won an Academy Award in visual effects for "Life of Pi" 11 days after declaring bankruptcy.

Life of Pi lead actor Suraj Sharma had never acted before getting the lead role of Pi Patel. Instead, he only got the role because he was accompanying his brother to the audition and was asked by an assistant to read.

Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett based the noir detectives Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe (both white) on real-life black PI Samuel Marlow, who was never credited.

The tiger from Life of Pi, Richard Parker, was named for three other Richard Parkers: A cabin boy eaten by his crew in a Poe novel, a cabin boy from a real shipwreck who also was eaten by his crew, and a sailor drowned in a shipwreck--an event followed by the surviving crew eating the cabin boy.

Steve Callahan lived the real 'Life of Pi' and inspired the movie. It was a story of man who survived 76 days at sea on raft and inspired epic film.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel was published on September 11, 2001. - fact check

Richard Parker, the tiger from "Life of Pi," was named after a cabin boy who was shipwrecked in 1884, and was subsequently cannibalized by his crew members. - fact check

Stephen Hawking was born 300 years to the day after Galileo died, and he himself died on Pi Day. His life was all about the math of the cosmos...

Stephen Hawking was born 300 years to the day after Galileo died, and he himself died on Pi Day. His life truly was about the math of the cosmos.

M. Night Shyamalan dropped out of the Life of Pi film because he thought his name would besmirch the movie because it had a twist ending.

In the final year of Stephen Hawkings life his signature voice was actually running on a Raspberry Pi partially using code from the Super Nintendo emulator 'Higan'

Tobey Maguire originally appeared in "Life of Pi" but after his scenes were shot, he was completely cut from the film and his scenes were re-shot with a new actor

The lead actor of Life of Pi, Suraj Sharma had no experience in acting. He apparently went to the audition as a favor for his actor brother.

'Life of Pi' author Yann Martel received a hand-written note of praise for the book from President Barack Obama.

The tiger in ‘Life of Pi’ was named Richard Parker after a cabin boy who was eaten by his three shipmates when they were marooned after a shipwreck. The brutal event occurred in 1884 in what became known as the ‘R v Dudley and Stephens case’ with the offenders receiving 6 months in prison.

The Life of Pi was published on September 11, 2001 in Canada - fact check

While Rhythm & Hues was winning an Oscar for VFX on Life of Pi, the company was bankrupt and 500 VFX artists were protesting outside. When R&H's supervisor spoke on R&H during his acceptance speech, his microphone was cut. The director did not acknowledge them during his acceptance speech. - fact check

Life Of Pi Was Released On September 11, 2001 - fact check