Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Eric Clapton grew up thinking his mother was his sister, his grandmother was his mother, and his step-grandfather was his father.


  • The little boy who voiced Bambi became the youngest-ever drill instructor in the Marines and served three tours in Vietnam.


  • In 1967, Paul McCartney let a stranger claiming to be Jesus Christ sit in on a Beatles recording session, saying, “Well, it probably isn’t. But if he is, I’m not going to be the one to turn him away.”


  • During World War II, hamburgers were called “liberty steaks” because Americans found the name too German.


  • President Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were both born on February 12th, 1809.


  • The ‘D’ in D-Day stands for ‘Day’ so D-Day really means ‘Day Day.’


  • The opposite of sparkle is ‘darkle.’


  • Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev was in space when the Soviet Union was dissolved. He went up a Soviet citizen and returned a Russian citizen.


Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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