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Whoopi Goldberg was Once a Phone Sex Operator

Whoopi Goldberg was Once a Phone Sex Operator

Daven Hiskey June 15, 2012 11

Today I Found Out Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known as Whoopi Goldberg, was once a phone sex operator. On the December 16, 2011 episode of “The View”, which Goldberg is a co-host of (since

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Marilyn Monroe was Not Even Close to a Size 12-16

Marilyn Monroe was Not Even Close to a Size 12-16

Daven Hiskey April 17, 2012 148

Myth: Marilyn Monroe was a size 12-16. From Roseanne Barr stating, “I’m more sexy than Pamela Lee or whoever else they’ve got out there these days. Marilyn Monroe was a size 16. That says

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Eric Clapton was to Meet Up with Jimi Hendrix on the Night Hendrix Died; He was Also With Stevie Ray Vaughan On the Night He Died

Eric Clapton was to Meet Up with Jimi Hendrix on the Night Hendrix Died; He was Also With Stevie Ray Vaughan On the Night He Died

Daven Hiskey March 27, 2012 7

Today I Found Out Eric Clapton was to meet up with Jimi Hendrix on the night Hendrix died.  He was also with Stevie Ray Vaughan on the night he died. Clapton was good friends

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“To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before” is Thought to Have Been Inspired by a Line from a White House Pamphlet on Space

“To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before” is Thought to Have Been Inspired by a Line from a White House Pamphlet on Space

Daven Hiskey February 25, 2012 9

Today I Found Out the famous Star Trek line “…to boldly go where no one has gone before” is thought to have been inspired by a passage in a White House issued pamphlet on

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It’s a Wonderful Life was Based on a “Christmas Card” Short Story by Philip Van Doren Stern

It’s a Wonderful Life was Based on a “Christmas Card” Short Story by Philip Van Doren Stern

Daven Hiskey December 23, 2011 2

Today I Found Out It’s a Wonderful Life was based on a “Christmas Card” short story by Philip Van Doren Stern, which was originally sent out to around 200 of Stern’s friends and family

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The Guy Who Played Mr. Bean has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

The Guy Who Played Mr. Bean has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

Daven Hiskey December 16, 2011 12

Today I Found Out Rowan Atkinson, the guy who played “Mr. Bean”, has a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Atkinson originally received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering (EE) at Newcastle University before enrolling

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The Actor Who Played Steve Urkel Also Did the Voice for Sonic the Hedgehog

The Actor Who Played Steve Urkel Also Did the Voice for Sonic the Hedgehog

Daven Hiskey December 8, 2011 1

Today I Found Out the actor who played Steve Urkel also did the voice for Sonic the Hedgehog. While staring in Family Matters, Jeleel White was cast to do the voice of Sonic the

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Keanu Reeves’ First Name is Pronounced “Kay-ah-noo” Not “Key-ah-noo”

Keanu Reeves’ First Name is Pronounced “Kay-ah-noo” Not “Key-ah-noo”

Daven Hiskey November 30, 2011 3

Today I Found Out Keanu Reeves’ first name is pronounced “Kay-ah-noo”, not “Key-ah-Noo”. That isn’t the only misconception surrounding his name. The name itself means “the coolness”, but is often incorrectly said to mean

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Whitey Ford Gave Pete Rose His “Charlie Hustle” Nickname

Whitey Ford Gave Pete Rose His “Charlie Hustle” Nickname

Daven Hiskey November 17, 2011 2

Today I Found Out Whitey Ford gave Pete Rose his “Charlie Hustle” nickname. It was during spring training of what would turn out to be Pete Rose’s rookie year that Ford gave the nickname

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Elizabeth Taylor was at One Time Carrie Fisher’s Step-Mother

Elizabeth Taylor was at One Time Carrie Fisher’s Step-Mother

Daven Hiskey November 13, 2011 0

Today I Found Out Elizabeth Taylor was at one time Carrie Fisher’s step-mother. Carrie Fisher, who’s best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, is the daughter of famed entertainers Eddie

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Randy and Sharon Marsh and Gerald and Shelia Broflovsky Were Named After the Two South Park Creator’s Parents

Randy and Sharon Marsh and Gerald and Shelia Broflovsky Were Named After the Two South Park Creator’s Parents

Daven Hiskey October 6, 2011 0

Today I Found Out Randy and Sharon Marsh and Gerald and Shelia Broflovsky were named after Trey Parker’s and Matt Stone’s parents respectively. Trey Parker’s dad’s name is Randy Parker and, like Randy Marsh, he’s

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Why Short Movie Advertisement Clips are Called “Trailers”

Why Short Movie Advertisement Clips are Called “Trailers”

Daven Hiskey August 19, 2011 1

Today I Found Out why short movie advertisement clips are called “trailers”, even though they are typically shown before the movie. It turns out, the first movie trailers occurred not at the beginning of the

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Ivan Drago From Rocky IV is Actually a Real Life Genius

Ivan Drago From Rocky IV is Actually a Real Life Genius

Jon August 11, 2011 3

Note: This is a guest article contributed by frequent TIFO visitor and owner of DumpADay, Jon. Today I Found Out that Dolph Lundgren (A.K.A. Ivan Drago) is a real life genius. I guess the

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How the “I’m Going to Disneyland” Saying Got Started

How the “I’m Going to Disneyland” Saying Got Started

Daven Hiskey August 8, 2011 2

Today I Found Out how the “I’m going to Disneyland/Disney World” saying got started. In January of 1987, CEO of Disney, Michael Eisner, and his wife were having dinner with Dick Rutan and Jeana

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Robert Downey Jr. Modeled His Portrayal of Tony Stark After Elon Musk, One of the Founders of Zip2, Paypal, Tesla Motors, Solar City, and SpaceX

Robert Downey Jr. Modeled His Portrayal of Tony Stark After Elon Musk, One of the Founders of Zip2, Paypal, Tesla Motors, Solar City, and SpaceX

Daven Hiskey August 5, 2011 10

Today I Found Out Robert Downey Jr. modeled his portrayal of Tony Stark after Elon Musk, one of the founds of Zip2, Paypal, Tesla Motors, Solar City, and SpaceX. During the planning stages of

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Nicolas Cage was Originally Offered the Part of Aragorn in Lord of the Rings

Nicolas Cage was Originally Offered the Part of Aragorn in Lord of the Rings

Daven Hiskey July 16, 2011 7

Today I Found Out Nicolas Cage was originally offered the part of Aragorn in Lord of the Rings.  Cage stated in an interview that he turned down the offer due to the around three

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Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn Once Struck a Spectator with Foul Balls Twice in the Same At Bat, the Second Time as She was Being Carried Off on a Stretcher

Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn Once Struck a Spectator with Foul Balls Twice in the Same At Bat, the Second Time as She was Being Carried Off on a Stretcher

Daven Hiskey June 22, 2011 3

Today I Found Out Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn once struck a spectator twice in the same at bat with foul balls, the second time as she was being carried off on a stretcher.

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The Woman Eric Clapton Thought was His Sister was Actually His Mother

The Woman Eric Clapton Thought was His Sister was Actually His Mother

Daven Hiskey June 21, 2011 6

Today I Found Out, until he was nine years old, the woman Eric Clapton thought was his sister was actually his mother. Clapton’s mother, Patricia Molly Clapton, was just 16 years old when she

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