Thanksgiving Crazes: 7 Bizarre Real-life Hunger Games Facts
By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork
Thanksgiving is about spending time with friends and family where people sometimes enjoy good entertainment. Recently, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 movie, has stirred up some interesting news like #MyHungerGames. Below I have listed 7 bizarre real-life Hunger Games facts.
1. Historians Relate Ancient Gladiatrices to Hunger Games (HG) Heroine
Female gladiators who were like HG’s Katniss Everdeen may have existed during ancient times.
2. Thailand Protesters’ 3-Finger-Salute
Just like the HG movies, the Thailand protesters hold up three fingers.
3. Ferguson’s HG Mockingjay Graffiti Wall
Even before the verdict was decided in Ferguson, Missouri, someone graffitied, “IF WE BURN YOU BURN WITH US”—a direct line from HG’s Mockingjay. The events following verdict looked like an enactment scene from the HG movie series where most people protested peacefully while others got violent. The real-life police’s formations resembled the HG’s Peacekeepers, too.
4. Real-life Mockingjay—The Lyrebird
Best mockingjay-like bird ever! It can mimic all sorts of weird noises.
5. The Hanging Tree Song Gains Popularity as a Download
Jennifer Lawrence is now a musical sensation. Expect many spin-off versions of the popular song.
6. Life-size Cake of HG’s Katniss Everdeen
Seriously, at first I thought it was a wax figurine. I had no idea it was all cake.
What crazed Hunger Games trends are you seeing out there in the real world? Do share.