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The Only Mother and Son to Each Have #1 Records

The Only Mother and Son to Each Have #1 Records

Eddie Deezen November 27, 2012 3

In November of 1966, The Monkees‘ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville”, went to number one on the charts two months (to the day) after The Monkees TV series premiered.  The Partridge Family (a series

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How the Marx Brothers Got Their Nicknames

How the Marx Brothers Got Their Nicknames

Eddie Deezen October 1, 2012 2

Today I found out four of the five Marx brothers got their nicknames during a poker game. The famed Marx family comedy act was made up of Julius, Adolph, Leonard, Milton, and Herbert Marx.

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The Guy Who Played Luke Skywalker Has Played the Character of the Joker Longer Than Any Other Actor

The Guy Who Played Luke Skywalker Has Played the Character of the Joker Longer Than Any Other Actor

Daven Hiskey September 18, 2012 3

Today I found out Mark Hamill currently holds the record for playing the Batman character of “Joker” longer than any other actor and in more spinoffs. “I’ve never seen him play the Joker”, you

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10 Interesting Star Trek Facts

10 Interesting Star Trek Facts

Noreen August 3, 2012 4

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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 12

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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Miss Piggy’s Full Name is “Pigathia Lee”

Miss Piggy’s Full Name is “Pigathia Lee”

Daven Hiskey May 24, 2012 2

Miss Piggy’s full name is “Pigathia Lee”, as revealed on episode 106 and 116 of The Muppet Show.  ‘Pigathia’ is derived from ‘Piganthius’, which is Greek for “river of passion”. Reference

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Whoopi Goldberg’s Real Name is Caryn Elaine Johnson

Whoopi Goldberg’s Real Name is Caryn Elaine Johnson

Daven Hiskey May 20, 2012 2

Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known as Whoopi Goldberg, chose the first part of her stage name from often being called “like a whoopee cushion” due to her fondness for frequent flatulence when performing.  The

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Kirk Douglas’ Real Name was Issur Danielovitch Demsky

Kirk Douglas’ Real Name was Issur Danielovitch Demsky

Daven Hiskey May 13, 2012 1

Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch Demsky.  His parent’s original surname was Danielovitch, but they changed it to Demsky when they immigrated to the U.S. in 1912.  When Douglas first started acting on Broadway,

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Jamie Foxx’s Real Name is Eric Marlon Bishop

Jamie Foxx’s Real Name is Eric Marlon Bishop

Daven Hiskey May 6, 2012 0

Eric Marlon Bishop, better known as Jamie Foxx, picked this somewhat androgynous name due to the fact that early in his career he noticed that female comedians, also known as comediennes, often got picked

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The Actress Who Played TV’s “Blossom” Now Has a PhD in Neuroscience

The Actress Who Played TV’s “Blossom” Now Has a PhD in Neuroscience

Daven Hiskey April 24, 2012 4

Today I found out the actress who played TV’s “Blossom” has a PhD in Neuroscience. After starring in the TV show Blossom, Mayim Bialik decided to go to college rather than continue her acting

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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 183

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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The Teen Who Played Jake Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is the Nephew of Former MLB Star Kenny Lofton

The Teen Who Played Jake Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is the Nephew of Former MLB Star Kenny Lofton

Daven Hiskey April 9, 2012 0

Cirroc Lofton, who played Jake Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is the nephew of six time All Star in the Major Leagues Kenny Lofton.    Cirroc starred in Deep Space Nine from

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Chuck Norris’ First Name is Actually Carlos

Chuck Norris’ First Name is Actually Carlos

Daven Hiskey April 3, 2012 1

Today I found out Chuck Norris’ first name is actually Carlos. “Chuck” Norris was born Carlos Ray Norris all the way back in 1940 (yes, he’s 72 years old now and even recently had

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Charlie Sheen Once Bought 2,615 Tickets to a Major League Baseball Game so He Could Improve His Odds of Catching a Home Run Ball

Charlie Sheen Once Bought 2,615 Tickets to a Major League Baseball Game so He Could Improve His Odds of Catching a Home Run Ball

Jon March 7, 2012 4

Note: This is a guest article contributed by frequent TIFO visitor and owner of Daily Random Facts, Jon. Today I found out Charlie Sheen once bought 2,615 tickets to a single Angels’ baseball game,

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Mark Wahlberg was a Drug Dealer and was Charged with Attempted Murder Before Forming Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Mark Wahlberg was a Drug Dealer and was Charged with Attempted Murder Before Forming Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Daven Hiskey January 26, 2012 46

Today I found out Mark Wahlberg was a drug dealer and was tried for attempted murder before forming Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Wahlberg, born the youngest of nine children all living in

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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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Olivia Wilde’s Real Name is Olivia Cockburn

Olivia Wilde’s Real Name is Olivia Cockburn

Daven Hiskey November 23, 2011 0

Olivia Wilde’s real name is Olivia Cockburn.  She took the professional name “Wilde” in high school in homage to famed writer Oscar Wilde. Olivia Wilde’s mother is 60 Minutes producer and award winning journalist,

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