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Ricky Martin is considered a hero in helping ending modern-day slavery!


Ricky Martin is involved in several humanitarian projects including the fight against human trafficking. Specifically, Martin aids children being sold into prostitution and used in pornography. The United States Congress called Martin one of their heroes in the fight to end modern-day slavery. Human trafficking is the slavery of men, women, and children. The trafficking of people often results in selling them for sex or labor. It is becoming the number one type of trafficking, quickly surpassing guns and drugs trafficking.

It is so profitable and alluring, because unlike drugs and guns, a human can be more easily sold again and again. The whole thing is sick. Women and children are the most often trafficked, but make no mistake that this includes boys. Boys and girls are used in sex trafficking and it is hard to capture the perpetrators, because the trafficked victims are constantly moved around. When the children are picked up by police, they are often mistaken for doing the acts willingly instead of being understood as being forced against their will.

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Verne Troyer (Mini-Me) has to do all of his own stunts because there is no stunt double his size!


Stunt doubles are a vital part of the entertainment industry. Stunt men and women who are trained in their field, are made to look enough like the actor they are doubling for.

This way, the actor who is, harsh as it is to say, more valuable, in the context of the film or show, won't get hurt.

However, sometimes a suitable stunt double simply cannot be found. Such is the case with Verne Troyer, the actor who plays Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" franchise.

Troyer, who stands at 2 feet 8 inches tall does all his own stunts because it is extremely difficult to find a stunt double the same size as him.

However, Troyer has worked as a stunt double. One of his first ventures into acting was when he was the stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film "Baby's Day Out."

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Dave Canterbury from Duel Survivor was fired from the show after it was found out he’d completely lied about his military/survival experience!


In September 2011, Dave Canterbury was fired as the host of the Duel Survivor TV show on Discovery Channel. Canterbury had originally said it was for family and business reasons that he decided to leave the show in a statement in April 2012. Actually, it was finally released that he’d lied about his military and survival experience that landed him the job. He claimed he had survival expertise for 20 years before getting the job on Duel Survivor.

Records showed that he was a factory worker in Ohio up until the year before he got the job with Discovery Channel. He had been in the military in their version of a SWAT team in the Army for six years. He was never a Ranger, Survival Scout, or had any Airborne Training as he had claimed. Neither had he been to Grenada or South America as he had claimed. He’d only been to Korea as an “ID Badge Clerk.

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Stephen Hawking doesn't hold back when asked stupid questions!


Sometimes being humble can come off as also being a jerk.

However, when you're one of the superstars of quantum physics and a hero among the scientific community you probably get a free pass.

Stephen Hawking is a great interview—always intelligent, fairly thorough, and usually funny—and some of his responses are priceless.

When asked by the New York Times what his I.Q. is, something I'm sure he gets tired of being asked every hour of every day, he doesn't come up with something astonishing or shocking.

He just told the truth: “I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”

Well played, Mr. Hawking!

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The man who plays Wilfred was nominated for the dog performer-only Golden Collar awards!


Yes, there are awards for most anything.

This is the first year where the Golden Collars are being awarded as a prize for the best performances by dogs in Hollywood.

This year's winner was Uggie, the dog from "The Artist."

The amusing part about this is that actor Jason Gann was nominated. He stars in both the Australian and American versions of Wilfred, a show he created and stars in as the title character, a dog.

Wilfred also stars Elijah Wood. He's the only one (along with the viewers) that can see Wilfred, not as a four legged buddy, but as a man in a dog costume. (Source)

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