It's Star Wars Day, a little-known holiday wherein hard core sci-fi fans commemorate a space opera franchise that failed to attract mainstream attention. Actually it's the day Star Wars fandom goes into hyperdrive to celebrate the epic film saga that spawned a multimedia empire. Expect a complete social media takeover today, as fans post jokes and memes and declarations that Jar Jar Binks sucks and Han Solo shot first.
Over on Twitter, fans are using the #FakeStarWarsFacts hashtag to cram feeds fake movie trivia, probably because everything that could possibly be known about the cultural juggernaut already is. Here's some of the best fact that are most certainly not canon.
Stormtroopers actually complain a lot. They aren't troopers at all. #FakeStarWarsFacts— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) May 3, 2015
#FakeStarWarsFacts Yoda's full name is Yoda Layheehoo— Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider) May 3, 2015
Juniper Breeze is Darth Vader's favorite Bath & Body Works scent. #FakeStarWarsFacts— Jordan Payton (@LEGIQN) May 3, 2015
C-3P0 is fluent in over 6 million forms of communication, but he cannot speak the language of love. #FakeStarWarsFacts— Lando Kardashian (@LandoKardashian) May 3, 2015
Luke never bullseyed whomp rats... He just wanted to fit in with the other pilots.. #FakeStarWarsFacts— Ames Mayes (@sema_saw_ereh) May 3, 2015