During the 1st season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith memorized the lines of EVERYONE in the cast. If you go back and watch closely, see him lip synching the lines of whomever was speaking in a scene.
Homosexuality was still classified as an illness in Sweden in 1979. Swedes protested by calling in sick to work, claiming they felt gay.
Jerry Springer does not know what the subject of each episode of his show will be. They bring out the guest and he finds out why they are there by asking questions.
American schoolchildren rank 25th in math and 21st in science out of the top 30 developed countries….but ranked 1st in confidence that they outperformed everyone else.
The bananas we buy in stores and supermarkets are genetically identical clones, all descended from one banana. These bananas are seedless and sterile; natural bananas are short, fat, and have huge seeds.
In the fall-out with Don King, Mike Tyson discovered a fan-club that had been hidden from him for years. Among the fan letters was one from a boy dying of cancer, asking for a phone call. Mike called immediately, but was a year too late. He broke down and cried. (
A man robbed a bank by pretending to be a public health official and giving a fatal dose of cyanide to all 16 people in the bank under the pretense of a routine dysentery inoculation.
There are cults in the South Pacific that believe if they paint USA on their chest and make wooden guns, that god will rain cargo from the skies.
It costs about $65,000 to climb Mt. Everest.
During an experiment on the NY subway, seated passengers were asked “Excuse me, may I please have your seat?” 56% of them moved.
Vampire bats not only drink the blood of their prey, but urinate on the prey as they do so.
Universe may have been created from a collapsing 4d Death Star, instead of a Big Bang. According to this, our 3D universe is merely a membrane floating through a 4D “bulk universe.
There’s a river in Trinidad that started glowing in the night for no reason at all.
Keanu Reeves has a private cancer foundation to help children’s hospitals and cancer research, but he does not attach his name to it. He also has spent over 5 million dollars to help his sister in her fight against leukemia.
There has been more growth in human population in the last fifty years than the previous 2 million years that humans have existed.
There is a mass reservoir of water floating in space that is 100,000 times bigger than our sun and holds 140 trillion times more water than all of our oceans.
Heath Ledger asked Christian Bale to actually beat him for the interrogation scene in the Dark Knight.
It is safe to eat the stickers that are on fruit, and the glue used to put them on is actually food grade
A widow of a WWII veteran never learned the exact fate of her husband. After 68 years she found that he was not only buried in France. But that a town in France has been honoring him for the last 68 years.
The USA made a $1 Billion payment to Native Americans for the theft of 56 million acres of land. Attorney general, Eric Holder, said the settlement was fair and honorable.
John Gilpin, an amateur photographer, was testing his new camera lens at the airport and caught a 14 year old boy falling from the wheel well of Japan Air Lines DC-8. This is a case of a stowaway trying to fly around the world for free for a vacation. There were over 96 documented incidents since 1946 and only 24% have survived. Most die immediately after the landing gear goes up and crushes them or freeze to death or die of no oxygen. A kid recently survived somehow but was unconscious the entire time. They found him wandering the tarmac after the plane landed.
Future King Henry V was struck in the face by an arrow in his first battle leading soldiers. Rather than leave the field, he reportedly stated that “he would rather die than stain his soldierly reputation by flight.” He was sixteen at the time.