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Chum Lee from Pawn Stars broke a bass pawned for $700 that was worth more than $20,000!

Pawn Stars has launched to the top of reality television ratings, and for a while, was the second most viewed reality television show, right behind Jersey Shore. If you're familiar with the show, you'll know that Chum Lee is a lovable man - he just happens to do a lot of incredibly stupid things.

Perhaps the dumbest thing he's ever done, wasn't actually caught on camera. A man pawned his upright bass for $700, and Chum Lee leaned the bass against a shelf in the back room. The bass fell over, shattering into pieces, and Chum Lee had to tell the man the awkward news when he came to pick up his bass at a later date. The $700 bass ended up costing the store $20,000 to repair. But the question remains, why?

Well, as it turns out, the bass was worth a lot more than $700, as it was actually incredibly rare. The store lost about $20,000 trying to repair an antique, collectible item. Hopefully Chum Lee learned his lesson, but, chances are he didn't.


15 Facts You Should Know About Soccer

Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho first gained media attention after he scored every goal in a 23-0 game at age 13.

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, or Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian football (soccer) star who has twice won FIFA World Player of the Year. Ronaldinho was born in Porto Alegre as the son of a salesperson and shipyard worker. 

His father had also played football, but had died of a heart attack when Ronaldinho was eight. When Ronaldinho’s older brother signed with a football team, the family moved to a more wealthy area. It was short lived, though, as his brother ended his career after an injury.

 When Ronaldinho was only 8, he also began to show skills in football. When he was 13, and scored 23 goals in a 23-0 victory against a local team. He was identified as a rising star at the 1997 U-17 World Championship, where he scored two goals from penalty kicks. 

From there, his fame rose to where he is today. If you remember when YouTube was brand new, you might recall that a 2005 Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho performing impressive feats with a soccer ball was the first YouTube video to break 1 million views. 


Levi's made Bing Crosby a denim tuxedo after he was turned away from a hotel for wearing jeans!

Today wearing denim is completely normal and no one would be looked down on for it. However, only sixty years ago this wasn’t the case. Bing Crosby loved wearing jeans and jean jackets, and when he went hunting in Vancouver, Canada, he wore his comfortable jean outfit.

When he approached a hotel to check in the clerk declared that he would not be allowed to stay in the hotel because of how he was dressed. At the time it was not appropriate to wear almost anything other than a suit out of the house. When the denim company Levi’s found out, they tailored an entirely denim tuxedo for Bing Crosby, which became one of his most famous outfits!


Pop Rocks caused such a panic, the FDA set up a hotline to assure parents their kids wouldn't die from eating them!

First created in 1956, Pop Rocks were not quick to catch on. One of the reasons for this was that parents at first believed them to be extremely dangerous! When people eat them now there isn’t much fear that they could potentially explode, yet fifty years ago this was a very real fear!

The classic pop-pop-pop sound and feeling that one experiences when eating Pop Rocks was so new and strange, rumors of exploding children were widely circulated throughout the US. In response, the FDA set up a hotline to ensure parents that their kids were completely safe!


Shakespeare's pipe contained cocaine, cannabis and acid!

William Shakespeare is arguably the most famous and most read playwright in history. To this day, nearly four centuries after his death, his works continue to be read and studied in schools across the world. While Shakespeare was no doubt a genius, recent excavations of his Stratford-upon-Avon home have found traces of various drugs that could have influenced him!

While studying some clay pipe fragments form his home, Inspector Tommie van der Merwe of the South African Police Service’s Forensic Science Laboratory found traces of cocaine and myristic acid, which is a hallucinogen that can be made out of plants such as nutmeg. Cannabis residue was also detected and some claim he even wrote about marijuana in one of his sonnets!



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