393147 01: Pop group N''Sync attend The Teen Choice Awards 2001 August 12, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Getty Images)

When it comes to trivia, pop culture fun facts from the 2000s are my favorite kind.  Justin Timberlake was about to end the boyband battle himself by going solo.  Christina Aguilera did a complete 180 when it came to her image by releasing “Dirty.”  Heinz wanted to make ketchup more fun by distributing it in green and purple bottles.  Blockbuster would start to meet its demise because of a small DVD-distributing company called Netflix.  Check out my favorite 5 pop culture fun facts from the 2000s below!

  • Anne Hathaway Wasn't The Top Choice.

    5 pop culture fun facts from the 2000s

    BERLIN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 16: Anne Hathaway poses at the “She Came to Me” photocall during the 73rd Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 16, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images)

    She was actually the Ninth choice to play Andy in The Devil Wears Prada.

  • Finding Nemo set a record

    In it’s first two weeks of being released to DVD, Finding Nemo became the highest selling DVD of all time and still holds that record today.

  • Mike Myers Re-recorded Shrek.

    5 Pop Culture Fun Facts From The 2000s

    NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 30: Mike Myers attends “Bohemian Rhapsody” New York Premiere at The Paris Theatre on October 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

    He recorded all of his dialogue for Shrek in his normal accent.  Once he heard what he recorded, he wanted to go a completely different direction.  That’s when he decided to give Shrek a Scottish accent.

  • The iPod was named after a famous movie line.

    5 Pop Culture Fun Facts From The 2000s

    SAN FRANCISCO – SEPTEMBER 09: The new iPod Nano is displayed during an Apple special event September 9, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a new version of the popular iTunes software new versions of the iPod Nano and Touch. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    It’s reported that a copywriter at Apple came up with the ‘iPod’ name after referencing a famous line from 2001: A Space Odyssey.  In the referenced movie the actor says, “Open up the pod bay door, Hal!”

  • Fat Joe and J.Lo?

    J.Lo was almost on Fat Joe’s “What’s Luv?” single instead of Ashanti.  The boss of his record label thought Jennifer Lopez would be a better choice because she would appeal to the the Latino market.  Fat Joe didn’t see anything wrong with Ashanti so they kept her on the single.

    Read more pop culture fun facts from the 2000s here!

    SOURCE | BuzzFeed

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