25 Star Wars Facts to Bring Out Your Inner Jedi

Posted by , Updated on May 4, 2016

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Star Wars has had an everlasting effect on our collective psyche. Adults and children around the world easily recognize iconic images such as Darth Vader or a lightsaber. With the resent release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, we dug up some lesser-known facts (and easter eggs) you might not know about the franchise. Enjoy these 25 Star Wars facts to bring out your inner Jedi!

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Tatooine was named after the town Tataouine in Tunisia (where most of the filming of Tatooine was done).

Ksar Ouled SoltaneSource: Wookiepedia, Image: Wikipedia
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Many of the original Star Wars filming locations in Tunisia used a mix of existing locations. In fact, there are many structures which you can still visit.

Hotel Sidi DrissSource: Wookiepedia, Image: Wikipedia
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The sound of a TIE Fighter was actually made by mixing an elephant's trumpet and a car driving on wet terrain.

Tie fighterSource: StarWars.com, Image: Jessica Spengler via Flickr
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No one knows the name of Yoda's species, but they were all excellent Jedi.

yodaSource: Wookiepedia, Image: pixabay.com
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Before becoming a Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader was written by Lucas as a bounty hunter. Boba Fett was written in as the bounty hunter so Vader could take his rightful place.

darth vaderSource: Not of This Earth, John L. Flynn, Image: Sam Howzit via Flickr


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