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Sunday February 9th, 2020 morning edition

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It’s not surprising that a lot goes into running a theme park, and nowhere is that more true than Disney.

From Disneyland’s classic rides and sights like The Haunted Mansion and Sleeping Beauty Castle to flashy, new attractions at Walt Disney World like Flight of Passage in Animal Kingdom, it takes a massive effort just to turn the lights on and get guests through the gates at Disney’s six American theme parks and two waterparks.

However, there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes that Disney would rather its guests and fans didn’t know.

Of course they don’t want you to know what Mickey Mouse looks like without his head on or what exactly it looks like backstage, but there are less obvious things that make the park run smoothly every day that you may not even think about.

Did you ever wonder why the flags on Main Street don’t lower to half-mast, why it smells vaguely of saltwater when you walk by Pirates of the Caribbean or why the raccoon at Splash Mountain looks so familiar from your childhood?

Well, wonder no more — check out these 25 park secrets that Disney doesn’t want you to know. »

Texas teen shot dead for defending classmate from bully days earlier, police say

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Police say it was just after 4:30 p.m. when Reynolds was shot outside his home, on the grounds of an apartment complex.

Police say a 15-year-old who was still in middle school confronted Reynolds in the hallway of the Pinewoods Apartments days after Reynolds stopped the 15-year-old from assaulting another student.

Police say security cameras captured the 15-year-old pulling a .40 caliber gun and shooting Reynolds. »

Windows 7 bug prevents users from shutting down or rebooting computers

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A weird bug of unknown origins has been hitting Windows 7 computers this week, according to multiple reports online.

The workaround doesn't require any scripting or OS system hacks, and could be executed by any Windows 7 user.

Last month, Microsoft made an exception to this rule when it provided a fix for a bug that broke wallpaper display for Windows 7 users. »

Research Reveals That Danny Trejo Has Topped Christopher Lee as the Most Killed Actor in Hollywood

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Well, the folks over at Buzz Bingo just did some research, crunched some numbers, and put together a fascinating Movie Mortality infographic that reveals something pretty wild.

Danny Trejo has been killed on screen more times than any other actor in history, Buzz Bingo says their research has indicated, overtaking Christopher Lee for that record!.

“We counted the movie deaths of the world’s top actors using IMDb and Cinemorgue,” the site lets us know. »