(updated 26 Feb 07)  

Top Nineteen Little Known Facts About the Oscars

19. Oscar's real name was Throckmorton but who the hell would want a "Throckmorton" on their mantle? (bjjtoff@yahoo.com)

18. They were actually thinking of giving an Emmy Award to the actor/actress for the 'most convincing put-on smile' after losing out on an Oscar on TV. (maxcel200@aol,com)

17. They make great doorstops. (ltldollclaudia@yahoo.com)

16. An Oscar takes 4 "D" batteries & can vibrate at five speeds. (TheEyeWit@yahoo.com; Truckerex@insightbb.com)

15. The statue wasn't nekkid until a gin-soaked party with Clara Bow and Gloria Swanson. (williemelmoth@aol.com)

14. Inside each Oscar trophy is a wiener with the name "Mayer" on it. (tphyll@aol.com)

13. They're actually run by the Free Masons. (changetion@gmail.com)

12. The value of each backstage gift packages exceeds the GNP of 3/4 of the world's nations... combined! (stan@squidworks.com)

11. Hired seat-fillers are always fed a bucket of beans before the show. (ronxian@aol.com)

10. Multiple Oscar-winner Meryl Streep uses her statuettes to play Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. (joseph-blevins@sbcglobal.net)

9. You peal off the gold wrapping and there is a chocolate Oscar underneath! (sch63@aol.com; tpanner@hotmail.com)

8. No, really...all political speeches aside, it's an AWARDS show! (multislacker@yahoo.com; dennisilvr@aol.com)

7. Before landing the awards gig, Oscar was once a condom tester. (guitartexn@aol.com)

6. Gladiator's Russell Crowe was quite lucky to get the roll, Don Knotts was busy. (humorbear@aol.com)

5. There's a sign at the end of the red carpet that reads: You must be THIS full of yourself to get in. (tainsam@aol.com)

4. One time, back in 1963, a winner actually finished acceptance speech before the "music" kicked in. (skibip@aol.com)

3. Average length of time between winning a statue and pawning the statue to buy cocaine: 2.5 hours. (joseph-blevins@sbcglobal.net)

3. Pee Wee Herman and Katharine Hepburn have received a combined four Oscars. (maxcel200@aol,com)

2. Contrary to popular belief, sometimes viewed by heterosexuals. (Kamasushi@gmail.com)

Don't worry, Dave...Ellen's proposed "Idi, Elizabeth" thing didn't even make it to the idea stage...

1. David Letterman still trying to understand why "Oprah, Uma" wasn't funny. (skibip@aol.com)