1Andre the Giant
While shooting The Princess Bride, Andre the Giant racked up US$40,000 at the bar Hyatt in London, where he was staying. According to some estimates, his average daily consumption of alcohol was a case of beer, 3 bottles of wine, and a couple of bottles of brandy.
2. North Korea has a VHS copy of Space Jam enshrined in a museum.
3. A shark helped another shark give birth at an Auckland, New Zealand aquarium in 2009. The first shark bit the abdomen of the second, freeing the pups inside. One aquarium staff member said, "It had to bite a certain part to let them out and do it without killing the babies or her."
4. A group of guys made a to-scale model of the solar system in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. They felt that pictures online couldn’t capture the size of our solar system and they wanted to give an accurate example.
5. Dogs develop bite inhibition, the ability to control the strength of a bite, as puppies after learning that too harsh of bites often interrupt play.
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American musician Tom Morello was a stripper after graduating from Harvard. He went by the name Tom "Meat Swinger" Morello.
7. Keanu Reeves turned down an $11 million offer to reprise his role as Jack Traven in "Speed 2: Cruise Control" in favor of playing the main role in "The Devil's Advocate" opposite to Al Pacino.
8. Fake Xmas trees have to be used for 20 years to be more environmentally friendly than using real trees.
9. The US has a 200-year-old pending Amendment which would strip citizenship from any citizen who accepts a title of nobility from a foreign country.
10. Singer Lorde has sound-to-color synesthesia, a unique condition where sound blends with sight to create certain colors. This greatly contributed to the creative process of "Melodrama", where she wrote music to the "violets and blues" that appear on the album's cover.
Michele Miscavige, the wife of the leader of the Church of Scientology, hasn't been seen in public since August 2007.
12. Chocolate for most of its 4,000-year history was actually consumed as a bitter beverage rather than as a sweet edible treat.
13. Wearing of the Fez hat is illegal in Turkey, having been banned in 1925.
14. Actress Rebel Wilson pursued an acting career after she contracted malaria and hallucinated that she was a famous actress winning an Oscar.
15. Communist leader Vladimir Lenin spoke English with a strong Irish accent.
A solar plant in the Mojave Desert generates so much heat it incinerates birds in mid-flight.
17. The Harvard Jail House was put on sale by accident. Robert Pinckney bought the jailhouse for $1.50 and successfully sued the town for rent when they continued putting criminals in there. He then sold the place to Charlie McCarthy, a ventriloquist’s dummy, for $10,000 in war bonds.
18. Prince Yasuhiko, the perpetrator of Nanjing massacre was never charged after the war because of he was a member of the Imperial family. General Matsui was executed despite forbidding his men to loot and expressed grief in his diary when his order was disobeyed.
19. The law of urination states that all mammals take roughly 21 seconds to empty their bladders regardless of size.
20. Although children of identical twins are legally first cousins, genetically, they are actually half-siblings.
A crocodile named "Gustave" in Burundi's Rusizi river has allegedly killed as many as 300 people.
22. An Albama woman named Dana Lewis who has diabetes has built her own artificial pancreas. She used social media, computer skills and mail-ordered parts to invent an artificial pancreas for people with diabetes and she is giving away the plans for free.
23. The band playing most of the songs on Michael Jackson's Thriller album was Toto.
24. Popeye has four nephews called Pupeye, Pipeye, Peepeye and Poopeye.
25. Frankie Muniz of Malcolm in the Middle tv show doesn't remember his role in the series due to side effects of suffering concussions.