Monday, May 26, 2014

Six AMAZING True Facts

I like facts. Sometimes facts freak me out. Here are a few of those. Add your own, if you're so inclined.

An ostrich's eye is the same size as its brain.

Also, ostriches are bat-guano crazy.

Tom Hiddleston is a natural blonde.


Jim Nabors first sang "Back Home Again in Indiana" at the 1972 Indianapolis 500. Since my earliest memories include listening to the Indy 500 on the radio, I most likely heard his first performance of the song.

I'm old. Shut up.

Every time you sing the "Happy Birthday" song, you owe a royalty to Warner/Chappell music. Which means you could probably be arrested for copyright infringement RIGHT NOW.

Pay up, asshole.

Wilfred Brimley once served as Howard Hughes' bodyguard.

Lay a hand on Mr. Huges, or don't eat your oatmeal.
Either way, I will fucking kill you.

When Meat Loaf recorded the classic "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" in 1993, the video starred a very young Angelina Jolie.

It's not nearly as good as songwriter Jim Steinman's original version, though.

There are lots more amazing things. These are just the six I decided to present tonight. Know any others? Comment below or email me a cbaudelaire at


  1. When Meat Loaf got married the priest confused
    his and his wife's names and ended up setting
    himself on fire from the candles.

    At least according to Meat Loaf.

  2. Wilfred Brimley is in one of my favorite movies: John Carpenter's The Thing. I always like to think of Quaker Oatmeal as part of an alien plot.

    And here's an unrelated but interesting fact: any time you've received an injection it's been tested for bacterial contamination with horseshoe crab blood. Their blood (which is blue) is harvested for this purpose. It doesn't harm them (much).

    This is on my mind because I was just at the Florida Aquarium, where they not only have a large tank of horseshoe crabs you can pet, but right now is mating season. Whole lotta horseshoe crab sex going on right there.


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