Every Tuesday we’ll give you a number of random facts that are a good bet to be asked at trivia nights. And even if you don’t go to trivia, this should be a good toilet read, too. A win-win if I’ve ever heard of one.
P. Diddy had his first job aged two when he modeled in an ad for Baskin-Robbins ice-cream shops.
Humans share a third of their DNA with lettuce.
There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
Disney turned down the chance to make Back to the Future claiming the mother/son relationship was too risqué.
Bikinis and tampons were invented by men. Yes and yuck.
An average person’s yearly fast food intake will contain 12 pubic hairs.
The many parts turned down by Sean Connery include roles in The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Indy IV and Blade Runner.
By the time the American child reaches 14, on an average they have seen around 11,000 murders on television.
Christian Bale based elements of his performance as Patrick Bateman on Tom Cruise after seeing an interview with the diminutive star. According to director Mary Harron, Bale said he saw “this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes”
A flock of crows is known as a murder.
In order to credibly portray a rock band, the members of Stillwater in Almost Famous rehearsed for four hours a night, five nights a week, for six weeks.
Hitler’s mother considered abortion but the doctor persuaded her to keep the baby.
Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn failed his driving test eight times.
The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years.
Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930.
The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
Birds don’t urinate. Pure poop.
Approximately one out of four injuries by athletes involve the wrist and hand.
Future President Gerald Ford was one of the members of the Warren Commission appointed to study the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Napoleon’s penis was cut off during it’s autopsy in 1821, given to a priest, wasn’t properly preserved for over 100 years, shriveled up like a piece of either leather, eel, or beef jerky, put on display in Manhattan in 1927, and was finally put in an auction in 1977 where it was purchesed for $3,000 by a Urologist in New Jersey. The former Emperor’s penis currently resides in a box in the doctor’s closet.
James Caan improvised the, now immortal, phrase “Bada-Bing” on the set of The Godfather.
Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
Lacrosse was initially played by Native American Indians. They played the sport to prepare for war.
Mickey Mouse was the first non-human to win an Oscar.
Annually 17 tons of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States.
Artist Andy Warhol became famous for his painting of Campbell’s Soup cans. Before that – he made his living painting shoes for advertisements.
George Washington was deathly afraid of being buried alive. After he died, he wanted to be laid out for three days just to make sure he was dead.
Jack Gleeson, who plays Joffrey in Game of Thrones, also played that annoying pipsqueak kid in Batman Begins.
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