13 Now-You-Know Facts About Movies, Science, History, And More

Paul McCartney is an (inter)national treasure for many reasons, and apparently treating random strangers who show up to his door should be added to that list. The full details of that story, plus 12 others, are below:


Joel Schumacher wanted to cast Drew Barrymore and Rosanna Arquette in a sequel to The Lost Boys. It'd be called The Lost Girls, and he wanted to do it because girl vampires on motorcycles would be sexy and funny and something that I'd like to see. But the movie just

Source: Bloody Disgusting


Three companies own almost all of the S&P 500. S&P 500 3,669.01 +6.56 [+0.18%] 2-DA 3681 3672 3663 3654 7 cCO Taken together, the financial firms Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street are the largest single shareholder for almost 90% of the companies that make up the S&P 500. NOW YOU

Source: The Conversation


Garfield phones have been washing up on a French beach for decades. It took 35 years to solve the mystery, and it turned out that they were coming from a container that fell off a cargo ship and got lodged in a coastal cave. At high tide, the water would

Source: The Guardian


Before he got married, Charles Darwin made a list of pros and cons for marriage. The pro column included Charms of music & female chit-chat and object to be beloved & played with, while the con column had less money for books &C and Perhaps my wife wont like London;

Source: Darwin Project


The Python programming language wasn't named after a snake. Mortuy ython's T RT8 I LI IWUR OU CCUs 8TDD It was named after Monty Python's Flying Circus, and referencing the show in Python documentation is not just allowed but encouraged. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Python.org


A guy got into Paul Mccartney's house by saying he was the son of God. He rang the doorbell and Mccartney answered it, and the guy told him he was Jesus Christ. McCartney thought Well, it probably isn't. But if he is, I'm not going to be the one to

Source: Rolling Stone


Genghis Khan let his daughters rule allied kingdoms. He'd marry off his daughters to the kings of allied kingdoms, have all their other wives dismissed, and put the daughters in charge while he called their husbands to fight in his wars (where they usually got killed). NOW YOU KNOW

Source: The Tyee


Aquariums usually can't buy animals, SO they barter for them. Putting a price tag on animals leads to poaching, SO aquariums mostly barter with other aquariums to get the specimens they want (sometimes in very elaborate deals that take weeks or months of planning). NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR


David Lynch's 2006 Oscar campaign involved sitting by the road with a COW. LAU'RA DER He was convinced Laura Dern should be nominated for an Oscar for her role in his movie Inland Empire -. and he sat at a roadside corner in Hollywood, next to a cow and a big

Source: The Independent


Chris Evans' arms are SO big, they led to problems with the VFX in Captain America. They needed to make his arms slim for the pre-serum scenes where Steve is scrawny, but they were so big that they'd block a lot of his body and the background. Replacing the stuff

Source: Variety


Mark Wahlberg got $1.5 million dollars when an actor was replaced on his movie. His contract for All the Money in the World had a clause that gave him approval over who his co-star was, SO when they quickly replaced Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer, he said he wouldn't approve

Source: USA Today


They've created the transparent aluminum from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It's a completely new state of matter, and it's created by firing a short pulse from a super-powerful laser at regular aluminum. The catch is, the aluminum is in this new state only briefly before returning to normal.

Source: The Engineer


An oil tanker with five crew members has been stuck offshore for almost four years. The company that owns the tanker started having money troubles at that point and stopped paying their salaries, So they've survived only thanks to donations. They're still negotiating with the company to pay them, and

Source: Reuters