20 pieces of trivia you need to know about Star Wars

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AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 12: Writer/Director Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill attend the Star Wars: The Last Jedi “The Director and The Jedi” SXSW Documentary Premiere at Paramount Theatre on March 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

May the fourth be with you! Tweet it, text it, shout it in the streets! It’s Star Wars Day and you can’t stop us from celebrating with space buns, lightsabers and copious glasses of blue milk.

Though now we know where that last one comes from, we’re honestly not so sure.

Given the franchise’s legendary status, we believe that Star Wars Day should really be a national holiday, but alas, we’ll take our good galactic cheer to work and beyond, and we’ve even got just the thing to help spread it further.and spread it there too.

What better way to share Star Wars joy than with a few good Star Wars facts? With nine films under its belt (including Rogue One) and the 10th very much on its way, there is plenty of trivia to choose from and plenty of Easter Eggs to unpack.

We’ve tried to include some of the more obscure facts for the hardcore Star Wars followers out there, so that one day, when the R2-D2 hieroglyphic is pointed out to you in Raiders of the Lost Ark, you can say “Well actually, did you know…” and blow them away with something amazing about Maz Kanata’s flags.

We really do know how to treat you.

So read on for the Star Wars trivia we really think you ought to know. How many are surprises, how many do you already know, and how many are actually urban myths? (Spoiler alert: THAT line in Empire Strikes Back was not as improvised as legend would have us believe.)