25 Geeky Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Facts That Are Actually Cool

Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo. If you grew up in the late 1980s or early 1990s, these names probably ring a bell. Created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles originated in comic books but they soon expended into films, video games, toys and other merchandise, gaining considerable worldwide reputation and fame. If you are one of the millions of TMNT Fans then you have to check out these 25 Geeky Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Facts That Are Actually Cool.

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The concept for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) arose from a humorous drawing sketched out by Eastman during a casual evening of brainstorming and bad television with Laird.

TMNTSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: theweek.com
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It's known that the TMNT were named after Renaissance artists. However, did you know that the original names had different spelling. Raphael was “Raffaelo” and Donatello was “Donato”. At first, the creators also misspelled the name of Michelangelo – they originally called him “Michaelaneglo”.

MichealangeloSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: www.dragoart.com
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In the original comic version, the TMNT were a bit darker than most people realize. Originally, they were trained by Splinter for one purpose only – to kill the Shredder.

ShredderSource: cracked.com, image: en.wikipedia.org
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Talking about the Shredder, one of the most iconic villains of all time, did you known that his armor design was inspired by a cheese grater? Allegedly, when doing the dishes one night, Eastman accidentally put his arm through a rectangular cheese grate, which gave him the idea for the Shredder.

cheese graterSource: www.factfiend.com, image: tinyhandsonline.com
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Inspired by this kitchen utensil, Eastman even wanted to name the character “Grater” or “Grate Man” but Laird suggested “Shredder” instead (thank goodness).

ShredderSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: www.adventuresinpoortaste.com


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