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Eddie Van Halen initially wanted to be the band's drummer!

Van Halen is one of the greatest rock bands of all time. If you don’t know who they are: Search their videos, watch them, listen, and be amused.

This band redefined the term of shredding and awesome rock and roll. Many other modern rock bands today should bow down to Eddie Van Halen because of his awesome guitar solos and compositions, they really made rock n roll rise up to the stars.

However, did you know that Eddie Van Halen (one of the most amazing guitar players ever) initially bought a drum set instead of a guitar?

Eddie Van Halen actually started out playing the drums! He bought a drum set and his brother bought a guitar. When his brother got better at the drum than him Eddie just said “OK, **** you, I’ll play you guitar”.

He later realized that he was born for making guitars talk and express themselves through beautiful melodies!And that’s just how he became one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Long live rock n roll!


The host of Dirty Jobs used to be a professional Opera singer!

If you are a Discovery Channel viewer you have definitely seen “Dirty Jobs” before and know who Michael “Mike” Gregory Rowe is.But what I bet you didn’t know is that he used to be a professional opera singer!

Ever since high school he performed in multiple festivals. After he graduated from high school, he attended Essex Community College where he became part of the Chorus of the Chesapeake, which at the time was directed by King.

Later on, he sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera. He stated that the only reason he got into opera was so that he could meet girls! And despite the fact he was thinking of quitting early, he really enjoyed the music and decided to stay.However, life offered him a better job and he is now one of Discovery Channel’s greatest celebrities!


7 Amazing Facts About Nicholas Cage

Nicolas Cage once woke up to a naked man eating a fudgesicle at the end of his bed!

Nicolas Cage starred in the thriller “Trespass” and lived out such an experience in his own home. At the Toronto Film Festival to promote the film, Cage had his own creepy trespassing story. He was living in Orange County at the time with his wife and his two-year-old child. His kid was in another room.

He woke up at 2 am next to his wife. He looked at the foot of the bed and saw a naked man wearing nothing but Cage's leather jacket eating a fudgesicle just standing there. Cage managed to talk him out of the house. The man apparently had mental problems, so Cage didn't press charges.

As for the film, “Trespass” came out in 2011 and Cage starred alongside Nicole Kidman. The storyline is that they are held for ransom and things go from bad to worse as the discovery of betrayal and deception unfolds. The film did decent for itself, but unlike Cage’s personal story, this one involves guns and heists and a big mess of events.


A 5th century Greek philosopher came up with the same theories Darwin did!

Empedocles was a Greek pre-Socratic philosopher and a citizen of Agrigentum, a Greek city in Sicily. Empedocles' philosophy is best known for being the originator of the cosmogenictheory of the four Classical elements

. He also proposed powers called Love and Strife which would act as forces to bring about the mixture and separation of the elements. These physical speculations were part of a history of the universe which also dealt with the origin and development of life. He also concluded that matter could neither be created nor destroyed, and developed a theory of evolution concluding that form followed function and that the most fit survived.

Influenced by the Pythagoreans, he supported the doctrine of reincarnation. Empedocles is generally considered the last Greek philosopher to record his ideas in verse. Some of his work survives, more than in the case of any other Presocratic philosopher. Empedocles' death was mythologized by ancient writers, and has been the subject of a number of literary treatments.


Rock Hudson walked out of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He didn't understand the movie!

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece is 2001: A Space Odyssey and it’s known as one of the greatest films ever made. His team did an incredible amount of research before filming and Kubrick was obsessed with even the slightest details about the film. It was so intense that the total footage shot is 200 times that of the actual length of the film. Kubrick himself provided the breathing heard in the spacesuits.

There isn’t even any dialogue in the first 25 minutes of the film and the ending 23 minutes of the film are dialogue free, as well. NASA paid tribute to the film twice by naming a mission and a satellite after the film. It is pretty iconic. It wasn’t accepted well in the beginning, though. At it's premiere screening, 241 people walked out on it including Rock Hudson, the actor. Hudson reportedly left saying “Will someone tell me what the hell this is about?”

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