WTF Fun Fact 12913 – St. Hildegard of Bingen

St. Hildegard of Bingen was one of the most influential women of the 12th century. Click to read the full fact.

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WTF Fun Fact 12745 – Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young”

The Catholic controversy over a Billy Joel song only made it more popular. Click to read the full fact.

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WTF Fun Fact 12724 – Creating Summer Indoor Entertainment

100 years ago, there was very little indoor entertainment in summer. Click to read the full fact.

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In the operatic song in The Fifth Element…

In the operatic song in The Fifth Element, composer Eric Sierra “purposely wrote un-singable things” so she’d sound like an alien. When opera singer Inva Muls came for the part, “she sang 85% of what [Eric] thought was technically impossible”, the rest being assembled in the studio.

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WTF Fun Fact 12661 – The Beatles Refuse To Play In Segregated Florida Stadium

The Beatles refused to play in Florida’s Gator Bowl if they insisted on segregating the stadium. Click to read the full fact.

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The Phil Collins album No Jacket…

The Phil Collins album No Jacket Required is named after an incident at a Chicago restaurant where Collins was denied admittance. Collins later appeared on TV denouncing the restaurant who in turn sent him a sport coat and an apology, saying he could come back wearing whatever he wanted.

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To save the Hawaiian culture and people…

To save the Hawaiian culture and people from disappearing, Kalākaua, the last king of the Hawaiian kingdom, went on a world tour in 1881, and travelled to Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, and he became the first reigning monarch to circumnavigate the globe. He met with Edison during that tour and […]

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