25 Star Wars Facts to Bring Out Your Inner Jedi

Posted by , Updated on May 4, 2016


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

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

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

No one knows the name of Yoda's species, but they were all excellent Jedi.

yodaSource: Wookiepedia, Image: pixabay.com

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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