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A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Elliott shares some things you probably didn't know about James Bond!

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Hi, I'm Elliot Morgan, this is Mental Floss on YouTube, and did you know that when Pierce Brosnan it was in his contract that he couldn't where a tuxedo in any other movie.
That's why he's wearing a really weird suit in the Thomas Crown Affair, he couldn't wear a tux.

And that is the first of many facts about James Bond that I am going to share with you today.
 
So as you probably know, James Bond was originally a character in a series of novels written by Ian Fleming. The first one was Casino Royale way back in 1953.

ANd Fleming named Bond after an ornithologist, AKA a bird expert. According to Fleming "when I was casting around for a name for my protagonist, I thought My God, James Bond is the dullest name I've ever heard."

A Man names Jeffery Boothroyd was a firearms expert who was in touch with Ian Fleming and actually provided information on weapons for the novels