'The Princess Bride' turns 31 today.

Released on this day in 1987, the film was Rob Reiner's follow-up from Stephen King's 'Stand By Me' and had been stuck in development hell for many years. Reiner's father, Carl Reiner, was friendly with author William Goldman, however other directors that were approached before him included 'Superman II' helmer Richard Lester.

So, to celebrate thirty-one years of sword fighting, romance and rodents of unusual size, here's 11 pieces of useless triva about The Princess Bride.