12 Worldly Facts You'll Have A Hard Time Getting Your Head Around

The Rise Of The Cell Phone

The Rise Of The Cell Phone

Way back in 1990, about one people people across the globe owned a mobile phone. Today, there's somewhere in the ball park of 5 to 6 billion on the planet.

The Data Piling Up Is Unbelievable

The Data Piling Up Is Unbelievable

The good people of planet Earth will create more information in the form of data during the next two years than had been created in the whole of history prior to 2003.



Foam Is Just Foam

Foam Is Just Foam

It might not be something that you've ever given much thought to but hey, you probably watch reality television so let's not talk about time spent usefully, shall we?

Anyway, foam is neither gas, liquid or solid. It's all three!

Moth To Flame

Moth To Flame

Using the metaphor "like moth to a flame" might be a poetic way to describe a passionate love affair, but the fact is that we know far more about love than we do the moth and flame relationship.

Scientists still have no idea why a moth is attracted to light.



X-Men Are NOT People

X-Men Are NOT People

A court in the United States once heard a case which debated whether or not X-Men figurines were dolls or not. Why? Because the implication behind the word "doll" is that they depict humans, in which case they would be taxed at double the rate as if they were simply called "toys". The court ruled they were toys and not dolls. Therefore, Wolverine is not a human. You're welcome.

Rocky Vs Predator

Rocky Vs Predator

Yeah, that would have been a pretty ridiculous movie but let's not pretend for a second that it's even half as ridiculous as Now You See Me 2.

As it turns out, the idea for Predator first came about when screenwriters, Jim and John Thomas (hehe, "John Thomas") were discussing where the Rocky franchise could go after Rocky IV. They joked that he might have to fight and alien as he was running out of opponents.

The guys then took the alien idea and it turned in to the screenplay for Predator.



Ewan's A Big Kid

Ewan's A Big Kid

While filming for Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, on multiple occasions George Lucas informed Ewan McGregor that sound effects for his light saber would be added later, as the actor kept imitating that sound it would make as he swung it around.

"I keep getting carried away," he's reported to have said.

The Things These Eyes Have Seen (And The Things This Mouth Has Tasted)

The Things These Eyes Have Seen (And The Things This Mouth Has Tasted)

In addition to his own piss, the list of things Bear Grylls has tasted with his own mouth include;

-raw, frozen yak eyeballs
-camel intestine juice
-raw goat testicles
-live snake
-huge, pus-filled maggots
-a giant spider

If he invites you over for dinner. You might want to tell him you're a fussy eater and have certain dietary requirements.

 



Weird Al Keepin' It Real

Weird Al Keepin' It Real

Back in the late 80s, Weird Al Jankovic turned down a huge offer of $5 million (this was during the 80s, let's not forget) to endorse beer. He refused as her felt that he might be sending the wrong message to fans of his that were young and impressionable.

Crows Are Monogamous

Crows Are Monogamous

I guess this isn't that shocking to read, it's just that we'd have never picked birds to be faithful, when in fact, the family group is so tightly-knit that offspring from previous seasons stick around to help bring up their little brothers and sisters!



Back In 2012...

Back In 2012...

...When Chris Brown was facing court following the whole Rihanna thing, he attempted to address the court when his lawyer stopped him and said, "I don't dance; you don't talk".

Who Put The Halle in

Who Put The Halle in

Halle Berry was born Maria Halle Berry and decided to take her middle name to use as her stage name. It seems as though it was a good choice, all things considered. What is a little odd is that her parents allegedly got the inspiration for the name from a department store known as (wait for it) Halle's Department Store (a bit of a Cleveland landmark).

One day, when you're all grown up, there's going to be a kid who lives down the block called "Walmart Jones" and that's the day when you know there's no turning back for this planet of ours....