Steve-O was a clown and graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.
10% of those conscripted in the UK in WWII were sent to serve not on the battlefield, but in the coal mines that powered the war machine. Some of these soldiers were not released from service until two years after the war ended. They were not formally recognized for their contribution until 1995.
Brazil is number 2 over all in the world at producing models after the US. Rio Grande do Sul represents 5% of Brazil’s population but produces more than 50% of its models. The appeal of the region’s inhabitants is attributed to the historical migration of Germans and Italians.
John Lennon’s father, Alfred Lennon, released an album in 1965. John was embarrassed by it so he had it pulled in Europe and the U.S.
In 19th-century America, the belief that sausages were usually made out of dog meat was so widespread that they started to be called “hot dogs”.
Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men are banned in Houston for being a “blight on the aesthetic environment”.
A rodent that was believed to be extinct for 113 years casually showed up on the handrail at the front porch of an ecolodge in Colombia and let researchers photograph it for two hours before disappearing into the night, after which it was never seen again.
Tommy McHugh, who at 51 “attempted to evacuate his bowels quickly due to a knock on the toilet door,” suffered a brain hemorrhage, and unlocked a previously hidden talent for creating poetry and art.
Whitney Houston’s song ‘I Will Always Love You’ was used as a campaign song by Saddam Hussein in his 2002 election when he ‘won’ 100% of the vote.