June 12, 2021: The R.O.U.S. (Rodents of Unusual Size) from this famous movie have been referenced in multiple video games, including Borderlands Z, Fallout Las Vegas, and World of Warcraft: Legion.

Answer: The Rodent of Unusual Size appeared in The Princess Bride. Rob Reiner provided the voice and Danny Blackner was the stunt actor in the R.O.U.S. costume.

While the R.O.U.S. in the movie was made up, scientists discovered real-life Rodents of Unusual Size in 2009 in Papua New Guinea.

For those interested in enjoying the movie, the library offers a few options:

  1. The Princess Bride (DVD)
  2. The Princess Bride (digital movie available for free on Hoopla)
  3. The Westbrook Public Library will be hosting an outdoor movie screening of The Princess Bride on Thursday, June 24th. Popcorn and candy will be provided while supplies last. Register here.

Congratulations to Heather S. for correctly answering last week’s Tech Trivia question!