Fans Have Been Saying Brendan Fraser’s Name Wrong for Years

This may come as a shock to all the fans who think they know their Hollywood idols well. Actor Brendan Fraser recently dropped a bomb on his fans when he mentioned most people in his life have been pronouncing his name wrong. The Dogfight actor finally told the world how to say his name right in an interview with fellow actor Adam Sandler.

The Correct Pronunciation

Brendan Fraser and Sandler not only had a heart-to-heart conversation about their respective careers but also addressed how people had mispronounced the former’s name all along. The actor’s name is not actually pronounced like the title of the TV series Frasier, with a gentle “s” sound in the middle. Sandler recently spoke about how when he first met Fraser, he greeted him by his full name. He was concerned about his pronunciation and confirmed if he said it right, but apparently, he did not. Brendan corrected him, and told him that it is Fraser with the sound “z” like a razor and not “s.” Later in the interview, when Sandler again pronounces Fraser’s name incorrectly, the Airheads co-stars share another amusing Fraser-related moment. Fraser merely makes the shaving motion to show his pal the proper pronunciation.

The Fans Reactions

After fans got the hang of this video, they were shocked by this new information. Twitter was flooded with Brendan’s fans’ tweets, and one of the popular tweets read how a fan has been pronouncing Brendan Fraser’s name incorrectly for years. Another fan added how he only recently found this news and broke down. One of the fans kept it simple and just said that he was devastated. Fourth, a broken-hearted supporter tweeted how his whole life has been a lie. After seeing these many tweets, some of the fans found an old video of Comedy Central skits in which the actor had instructed everyone on how to pronounce his name. But it seems that, with time, we forgot all about it.

This Bird Basically Freezes Itself Solid To Survive Cold Nights

Usually, if you want to survive the freezing cold, you wrap yourself up in as many layers as possible. However, if you’re the black metaltail hummingbird, it seems the solution is the opposite. Rather than warming themselves up, this bird lowers its body temperature dramatically to survive the cold.

Adapted To The Climate

If you ever visit the Andes mountains in Peru, there’s a good chance you’ll cross paths with plenty of hummingbirds. Many of these species live in this area, and they’ve managed to survive despite the chilly climate. At night, temperatures regularly drop below freezing, something that could have a fatal impact on such small birds. Luckily, their bodies have adapted to the cold in quite a genius way.

As Cold As Ice

As soon as temperatures plummet, the black metaltail goes into torpor. This essentially means their bodies largely shut down until it’s safe for them to reanimate again. It’s an incredibly effective technique that also lowers the animal’s body temperature, allowing them to survive the chilly conditions overnight. Out of all the species that do this, the black metaltail is reportedly the one that’s recorded the coldest body temperature. Researchers found it could go as low as 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

A Significant Change

The changes that this bird goes through when in torpor are quite incredible. During the day, a black metaltail’s heart can beat as often as 1,200 times a minute. However, at night, it drops all the way down to just 40 beats a minute. Going into this hibernation-like state could be fatal, with the birds dropping their body temperatures to critical levels. Without it, though, the species wouldn’t be able to preserve energy and avoid freezing in the icy conditions. The risk is one worth taking.

Given how active hummingbirds are during the day, it’s hard to imagine them basically freezing every night. They do what they have to to survive, though.