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A country singer asked her friends to take care of her kids after escaping death twice and fearing a third accident. She died a week later!

Patsy Cline lived through two nearly fatal accidents, asked her friends to care for her children, because she felt another and final accident would happen soon. A week later she died!

Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley in 1932 and quickly became one of the most influential female vocalists of the 20th century. She was a pioneer in the country music industry and successfully crossed-over to pop music. She was part of the 1960s Nashville sound. She opened the doors for women headline performers in the country music genre.

In 1962 and 1963, Cline began telling close friends including Loretta Lynn, June Carter Cash, and Dottie West that she felt an impending doom and that she wouldn’t live much longer. She began giving away her belongings and writing her will asking for her friends to care for her two children should she pass.

A week before her death, she told a friend “Honey, I’ve had two bad ones (accidents). The third one will either be a charm or it’ll kill me.” A week later after performing at a benefit in Kansas City she flew home to Nashville. The flight crashed in Tennessee and killed her.


Marlon Brando could rival a competition eater—and even had to sneak in food while on a diet!

Movie icon and classic suave man Marlon Brando had a hankering for food that rivaled only the best competitive eaters in the world.

Even after being put on a diet by his girlfriend, he managed to smuggle in food to counter any healthy habits she would try to instill in him. His eating habits are now known to be legendary.

Brando wasn't the kind to do anything lightly. A single Mallomar or a spoonful of peanut butter was never enough, he needed the entire box or jar to get his fix.

Even around 3 or 4 in morning he would head out to Hollywood's legendary Pink's Hot Dog stand where he could polish off a half-dozen dogs.

In the 1980s his girlfriend insisted on a diet which he followed, at least during the day. Late at night he would hire buddies to throw Burger King Whoppers over the gate at his Mulholland Dr. estate where he would scarf them down in secrecy.

Eventually he ballooned up to be over 350 pounds—which is light considering the crazy snacks and treats he managed to pack away himself!


Hit musician and grandfather of rock-and-roll almost gave up music to be a hairdresser!

One of the grandfathers of rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll almost didn't take his musical talents seriously, depriving us of what we've come to know and love as good music.

Chuck Berry broke racial barriers and delighted ears with his country-western influenced rock in the 50s, 60s and 70s, but at first he just wanted to be a hair dresser.

While still attending high school, Berry was arrested and sent to jail for three years for armed robbery at a Missouri prison for the young.

After his time was up, he returned to St. Louis and resumed a normal life by working at an auto plant, playing music in small nightclubs, and studying to be a hairdresser.

Luckily for music, he lost interest in the art of hair and traveled to Chicago to find a recording contract, where he was picked up be the Chess brothers in 1955.

With that label he recorded his hit “Maybellene” which stayed on the pop charts for 11 weeks, reaching as high as 5th. After that he never had to pick up a comb or scissors to make money again.


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Neil deGrasse Tyson can kick your butt with his brains and his brawn!

Before body slamming useful and interesting knowledge into the minds of millions as the world's most popular astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson was putting the choke hold on his opponents in wrestling!

Tyson was the captain of his high school wrestling team and will proudly add in that he remained undefeated throughout his school career.

He attended the Bronx High School of Science, and understands that being the captain there probably wouldn't live up to leading a team of national champions, but still values the lessons and strategy he learned while he competed.

In college, at Harvard, he also enjoyed and competed in wrestling.

He remains a great supporter of the sport and promised to fight tooth-and-nail to keep it around in the Olympics for years to come.

He sees it as one of the oldest things humans have ever done and believes that it remains a true test of speed, intelligence, and strength.

Turns out the guy who can kick your butt in any science debate can also kick your butt literally as well!


Ian Fleming made James Bond's weapon of choice a 'lady's gun.' He changed it once a fan wrote to him.

The Beretta 418 pistol was James Bond’s gun of choice until a fan wrote Ian Fleming a letter saying it was a lady’s gun. The Beretta M418 is a 6.35 mm Italian 'pocket pistol,' which was first introduced between 1919 and 1922. It's so small you can fit it in the palm of your hand. While the fan said it was a lady's gun, it was actually pretty popular among high ranking Italian officers during World War II. However, due to the size, it's really underpowered for real combat. 

It was a relatively popular gun and Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond series, originally had it as Bond’s gun of choice. Fleming stuck with the gun for some time until the Dr. No movie was to be released and he received a letter from a fan criticizing its use. The fan said the Beretta was 'a lady’s gun' and suggested the Walther PPK as a replacement. Fleming liked the man’s suggestion. The way he did it was he wrote a character in called Major Boothroyd, who was 'the greatest small-arms expert in the world' and insisted Bond replace his gun with the Walther PPK. 

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