The Craziest Hunger Games Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Do you think you’re a die-hard The Hunger Games fan? Are you convinced that you know everything there is to know about Katniss and District 13? Well, we are pretty hard-core ourselves, and we’ve rounded up some mind-blowing facts about the series. Let us know in the comments which ones you’ve never heard before!

    Matthew Rodrigues: Injuries, toilet paper wrangling, and The Beyonce connection, POPSUGAR Entertainment Editor Maggie Pehanick and I thought we'll blow your minds with a lightening round of the craziest Hunger Games Facts we could find.

    Maggie Pehanick: In fact, Matthew lights up the ante a little bit and see which one of us can come up with the craziest Hunger Games Fact.

    Matthew Rodrigues: Okay.

    Maggie Pehanick: Maybe odds be not in your favor.

    Matthew Rodrigues: Oh! You are so witty.

    Maggie Pehanick: I am very clever.

    Matthew Rodrigues: You are so smart. Okay. So got this. Currently, the Hunger Games is the third most highlighted Kindle book of all time. First being the Bible.

    Maggie Pehanick: So what's the second?

    Matthew Rodrigues: I did not look that up. I don't know.

    Maggie Pehanick: Wow! We are going to research Matthew. Now the author of the Hunger Games Suzanne Collins was previously a writer for Nickelodeon Classic such as the Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, and my personal favorite, Clarissa Explains It All.

    Matthew Rodrigues: And so did you know that while on set Jennifer Lawrence actually gave Josh Hutcherson a Concussion. They were just goofing around, they are like shadowboxing and she hit him in the temple.

    Maggie Pehanick: Wow! Well, speaking of injuries, did you know that Lawrence went deaf in an ear after getting ear infections from diving during the filming of Catching Fire. She was partially deaf for months.

    Matthew Rodrigues: Okay. This is so dangerous. Here is one you might now want to know. Elizabeth Banks has admitted that the hardest part of playing Effie are her long nails. So she has someone unzip her elaborate costumes, but then when she goes to the bathroom she has someone hand her toilet paper.

    Maggie Pehanick: Wow! No, didn't need to know that. All right!

    Matthew Rodrigues: It's not --Maggie Pehanick: No, but thank you. Did she know that the actress who plays Katniss' mother Paula Malcomson also played her mother on a 2007 Episode of Cold Case.

    Matthew Rodrigues: That's actually very sweet.

    Maggie Pehanick: Isn't it?

    Matthew Rodrigues: Keep it in the family, okay. Did you know the director of Catching Fire and the Mockingjay films has also directed music videos for Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

    Maggie Pehanick: I knew you would get a Lady Gaga facts in there somehow Matthew. Of course, double points for that one. But did you know that Woody Harrelson based his character Haymitch's shaggy hairstyle off his brother Brett's Disheveled' Locks.

    Matthew Rodrigues: I did not know that. Okay. So did you know the deadly Nightlock Berries, they almost said at the end of Hunger Games, they are just blueberries. It's not a big deal.

    Maggie Pehanick: Spoil alert Matthew.

    Matthew Rodrigues: Game set match Pehanick.