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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."


When Tesla died his entire estate and all his property was seized by the Alien Property Custodian under the orders of the FBI - even though he was a US citizen!

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American best known for his contribution to the design of the Alternating Current (AC) electricity supply system.

He was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist. He was very well known as a showman and it earned him the reputation of ‘mad scientist.’

Tesla once proclaimed that he received signals on his receiver while doing experiments in Colorado. He believed it could have come from Mars because they were substantially different from signals that he had previously observed from the noise of storms and the earth.

He was highly criticized when he revealed these ‘findings’.

When Tesla died on 7 January 1943 the FBI ordered the Alien Property Custodian to seize all his belongings even though he was a U.S. citizen. His entire estate was taken to a warehouse under the Office of Alien Property seal.

John G. Trump, a technical aide to the National Defense Research Committee was asked to analyse everything belonging to Tesla in the custody of the Office of Alien Property. After three days of thoroughly investigating everything he released a report that concluded that there was nothing that would be dangerous in unfriendly hands.

In 1952 Tesla's entire estate was shipped to Belgrade in 80 trunks marked N.T.


When you find out the meaning behind this famous Kansas song, it gets WAY more beautiful

The song ‘Carry on My Wayward Son’ by the rock band Kansas was written by Kerry Livgren for their 1976 album ‘Leftoverture’.

It has become the theme song for the television series ‘Supernatural’ and many people have so strongly associated it with the series that the meaning of the song has been linked to the show.

But obviously the song was written long before ‘Supernatural’ was created.

So what does the song really mean? The chorus of the song is meant to be a conversation between Daedalus and his son, Icarus.

In Greek mythology Daedalus was a master craftsman who was imprisoned on the island Crete together with his son, Icarus.Daedalus then crafted wings from feathers and wax for the two of them with which he was hoping that they could escape.

He warned Icarus to not fly too low, close to the sea, because the moisture would dampen the feathers. He also told him not to fly too close to the sun, because it would melt the wax.

But Icarus, excited by the possibility of flight, soared too high and came too close to the sun. The wax melted and he tumbled to a death of drowning in the ocean.

The chorus of the song is Daedalus’ response to the freedom Icarus gained in dying: “Carry on my wayward son/There'll be peace when you are done/Lay your weary head to rest/Don't you cry no more”


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Super Mario Brother 3 Never Really Happened!

The prior game Super Mario Bros 2 (USA version) was all a dream. It also seems that the 3rd game in the series might have been all a stage play! Check out the image below. Some say it's speculation but we're convinced. What do you think?

Thanks to being denied as a child, Muhammad Ali vowed to sign every autograph asked of him!

Muhammad Ali's autograph may be a special find, but chances are it isn't very rare.

Turns out that Ali never denied anyone an autograph throughout his career thanks to his boxing idol, Sugar Ray Robinson, who denied him one as a child.

Sugar Ray Robinson was once the greatest boxer of his time. In fact the phrase “pound for pound, the best” was coined just for him.

He held the world welterweight title from 1946 all the way to 1951 and was a middleweight champ five times between 1951 and 1960. He was also one of the first African American athletes that managed to pave the way for the greats like Muhammad Ali.

Ali called Robinson “the king, the master, my idol.” Such a shame that his idol denied him a simple autograph at a young age.

Lucky for the millions of Ali fans though, the event made such a lasting impact that Ali vowed to never disappoint a fan by denying them a couple seconds of his time.



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