Best Facts of the Month - Page 4

78% of NFL players are bankrupt just two years after finishing their careers!

Many people would look at that statistic and think there’s no way any person could blow through hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars in a matter of two years, yet professional athletes consistently fall victim to the same fate: bankruptcy. It’s not just football players either, it’s all sports. 

Just a few renowned athletes who went broke are Terrell Owens, Mike Tyson, Dorothy Hamill, and Allen Iverson! 60% of NBA players have no money within five years of retirement and for some reason the trend is getting worse. Why? There are several reasons. It’s unnatural to receive such large sums of money that professional athletes do in their early 20’s, and many never think of a time when the money will stop coming. 

Unfortunately, many of them are ousted from the sports world much sooner than they expect. The average football career only lasts around three and a half years, and many of the huge signing incomes that are promised are not paid. Another reason is the sense of entitlement many athletes seem to have. 

After being held on a pedestal as near immortals, athletes face a harsh reality when they stop playing and realize they are subject to the same rules as everyone else. Many also develop gambling, alcohol, or drug addictions because they have so much money and end up flat broke in their mid-20’s!


The Uno (card game) World Championship is regarded as one of the fiercest card game competitions.

The popular Uno card game was invented near Cincinnati in 1971. It is played with a specially printed deck and is in the Crazy Eights family of card games. A game is won by accumulating 500 points through several hands. When a player is down to only one card, s/he yells “Uno!” to warn other players. Some Uno decks have special cards or themes. In all there are more than 135 different themed Uno decks.

The Uno World Championship is held annually in Moscow, Russia. Over 71 countries compete in the championship and it is regarded as one of the fiercest card game competitions. Players are known for displays of extreme endurance and concentration needed for long games. In 2011 the finals took over 5 hours to finish.


Al-Qaeda's website was hacked, and what the hackers did was hilarious!

Just imagine the look of surprise on an al-Qaeda member's face when they thought they were loading a tutorial on how to "make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom" but actually got a recipe for mojito cupcakes.

Famed British intelligence agency MI6 hacked 'Inspire,' the first English-language Jihadist online magazine, early last year but their cheeky content-swapping mission has only just been made public now.

As the story goes, they swapped potentially-destructive bomb-making tutorials with jumbled-up code for the Ellen DeGeneres talk show website, which contained cupcake recipes from Main Street Cupcakes in Hudson, Ohio.

Recipes for delicious-sounding mojito and rocky road cupcakes contained the caveat "Warning: Sugar rush ahead!" Better watch out for those dangerous cupcakes!


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Brad Pitt and Edward Norton were drunk on screen!

There's a scene in the movie where the two actors' characters are drunk and hitting golf balls. To make it real, the actors actually got drunk, and were hitting golf balls into the side of the catering van!


Missouri Legislature Turned A Road Adopted by the KKK Into A Rosa Parks Memorial To Spite Them!

In 2012, a KKK leader by the name of Harley Hanson adopted a highway in order to clean up the area.

When the legislature wanted to deny this request, they were forced to let the KKK go ahead as they were not using it for negative reasons.

But in return, the Missouri legislature renamed the road after Rosa Parks to light a bit of fire underneath them.

Hanson, who was noted as the KKK's "Imperial Wizard" told TIME magazine that they weren't going to be parading around in robes.

While noted as a local/domestic terror group, state representative Tyrone Brooks stated that this was just a ploy to rebrand themselves and gain more members into their cult.

Brooks wanted the supreme court to deny their application even if it meant ending the adopt-a-highway program.



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