Yes. This scene is from the book and is very real. Other Pacific Crest Trail hikers have also reported seeing thousands of frogs jump for joy around them as they emerge from ponds and begin to discover their new legs. -Official Wild Facebook Page
Yes. Xerxes watched the battle unfold high atop a nearby cliff on Mount Egaleo. Not shown in the movie, he witnessed Artemisia ramming another ship that had unknowingly crossed her path as she tried to get away from a pursuing Athenian trireme. Xerxes assumed it was an Athenian vessel that she had smashed through and was so impressed with Artemisia's ferocity in battle that he is reported to have said, "My men fight like women, and my women like men!" In reality and unbeknownst to Xerxes, Artemisia had bore straight through an ally ship. In doing so, Artemisia's pursuer gave up chase, believing that she was an ally of the Greeks. Fortunately for Artemisia, the ally ship sunk and its entire crew drowned, leaving no one behind to tell Xerxes the truth. -The Histories
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Themistocles had convinced Athens to put every able-bodied man, including the Athenian warriors, on warships to stop the Persians in the Straits of Artemisium, leaving the city of Athens unprotected. Plutarch writes of the evacuation of Athens in his work Themistocles. "When the whole city of Athens were going on board, it afforded a spectacle worthy alike of pity and admiration, to see them thus send away their fathers and children before them, and, unmoved with their cries and tears, passed over into the island."
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Yes. In the 300: Rise of an Empire movie, we see Queen Gorgo of Sparta (Lena Headey) and Themistocles of Athens (Sullivan Stapleton) coming together to unite against the Persian Army. In real life, Athens and Sparta were indeed at the forefront of the alliance between the thirty Greek city-states. As the alliance took hold, Themistocles became the most powerful man in Athens.
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Yes. In the book, the horse grew weak after Cheryl's stepfather, Glenn (renamed Eddie in the book), neglected it following the death of Cheryl's mother, Bobbi. Cheryl asks Glenn to put the animal out of its misery, but Glenn refuses. She then insists that her brother Leif must do it. He shoots the horse and Cheryl is present for the heart-wrenching moment. The horse doesn't die from the first shot. It dies slowly and it takes multiple shots to end it's life. -Wild Memoir
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Yes, but in the movie she says that she doesn't know who got her pregnant. In the book, her boyfriend "Joe" (not in the movie) got her pregnant, and he was also the one who had gotten her hooked on heroin. She had an abortion. Cheryl receives several letters from "Joe" while she is on her hike. He expresses that he wants to be her boyfriend and promises to get clean. She never finds out if he actually goes to rehab. Cheryl met "Joe" when she and Marco were separated but not yet divorced.
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Yes. Cheryl ran off to Portland, Oregon with a man she refers to as 'Joe' in the book. She was separated from her husband Marco at the time, not yet divorced. Cheryl's best friend Lisa called Marco and told him about Cheryl's daily heroin habit. She pleaded with Marco to help. "I drove 36 hours straight to Portland," says Marco, "not knowing what I was going to do, but I knew I was the only person willing to do anything." Cheryl returned to Minneapolis with Marco and into counseling. -Daily Mail Online