A Roman prostitute named Marozia not only was the mistress of one pope, but her bastard son, two grandsons, two great-grandsons, and one great great grandson all eventually became popes. The era in which they ruled is known by scholars as the "pornocracy".
27. The lead singer of Smash Mouth started a cancer research fund after his son died of acute lymphatic leukemia.
28. Ava Gardner once swam naked in a pool belonging to Ernest Hemingway. He ordered that the water never be changed.
29. Pepsi is being sued because of its Naked Juice marketing. While the juice is marketed as "healthy", it actually has a higher sugar content than an equivalent amount of Pepsi Cola.
30. Someone sued Pepsi for not letting him trade in 7 million Pepsi Points for a Harrier Jet, which had been previously advertised.
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31Face recognition database
Half of American adults are in a law enforcement face recognition network. Its use is almost completely unregulated, as most agencies don’t even require suspicion of criminal activity before using the database for identification.
32. Cameraman, Frankie Biondo, has been filming Sesame Street since the first season and still operates Camera 1 on today’s set.
33. Saddam Hussein's son owned an actual iron maiden and used it against people he didn't like.
34. There is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas known as Pig Beach, which is populated entirely by swimming pigs.
35. When general Lee surrendered at the end of the Civil War he saw that Grant's military secretary, Ely Parker, was a Seneca Indian and said: “ I am glad to see one real American here.” To which Parker responded: “We are all Americans”.
36Zildjian cymbal company
The Zildjian cymbal company is one of the oldest companies in the world, started in 1623 in Constantinople, making cymbals for frightening the enemies of the Ottoman Empire.
37. 'Stu the IT guy' from the movie "What We Do In The Shadows" is actually an IT guy named Stu.
38. In 2005, an Ethiopian girl was kidnapped and beaten by 7 men until a pride of lions chased her attackers off. The lions then stayed and defended her until help arrived.
39. Extras from Planet of the Apes self-segregated during breaks and would only spend time with those wearing costumes of the same species.
40. General Mills cereal company removed the bee from boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios to raise awareness of declining bee populations
Randy Johnson is the oldest pitcher to pitch a perfect game and the only one who accidentally exploded a bird.
42. Chuck E Cheese was supposed to originally be a coyote, but instead, they received a mouse costume and went with it
43. A woman with Type 1 diabetes underwent an islet cell transplant. Since the transplant, her glucose levels have remained at a healthy level, and she was taken off insulin and has no dietary restrictions. “She is like a nondiabetic person but requires antirejection drugs,”
44. Before Joseph Stalin ruled Russia he performed bank robberies to fund the communist cause
45. Bette Davis owned a nightclub in Hollywood for US servicemen and women where everything was free, and other celebrities would regularly volunteer to serve food or perform.
46Easy drug dealer chase
A drug dealer was caught running from the cops in the woods because of his light up shoes
47. The oldest and therefore furthest known galaxy we have discovered is over 13.7 billion light years away. It's called z8_GND_5296. The light has taken so long to reach us that the star which collapsed to form the gas that Sun is made out of wasn't "born" yet. Galaxies this far away from help astronomers understand the very early universe and how it has evolved over time. Due to the expansion of space, the distant galaxy pictured here technically wouldn't be there anymore and would actually be “currently 13.1 Giga light-years away from us. or 4.0×109 pc."
48. White dwarf stars will eventually stop emitting light and become black dwarfs. There aren't any old enough in the universe for this to have happened yet and it's estimated that it could take about a quadrillion years.
49. Pope John Paul II once told Stephen Hawking to not study the beginning of the universe because it was the work of God.
50. Plasma is actually the most common phase of matter in the universe. Despite being rare on Earth. The Sun, the stars, and the most interstellar matter is plasma.