Brendan Gleeson (the man who played Mad-Eye Moody in Harry Potter movies) is the father of Domhnall Gleeson (the man who played Bill Weasley).

Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor and film director. His best-known performances include supporting roles in Braveheart (1995), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Gangs of New York (2002), 28 Days Later (2002), Troy (2004), as Alastor Moody in the Harry Potter films (2005–10), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Paddington 2, and leading …

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A section of the budget of the movie “Blues Brothers” was set aside for purchases of cocaine during night shooting.

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis.[4] It stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from “The Blues Brothers” recurring musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. It features musical numbers by rhythm and blues (R&B), soul, and …

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Thomas Jefferson wanted the Constitution rewritten every 19 years

Zachary Elkins, above, a professor of political science, is working with Tom Ginsburg, below, an Illinois professor of law, on a project to collect and analyze some 760 constitutions used worldwide since the U.S. Constitution took effect. “Jefferson thought the dead should not rule the living, thus constitutions should expire frequently, but the fact is …

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In curling, good sportsmanship and politeness are essential. Congratulating opponents on plays and abstaining from trash talk are part of what’s known as the “Spirit of Curling.”

  The Spirit of Curling generally sees no player attempt to gain an advantage in the game through any malice, whether by breaking the rules, distracting opponents or acting in an unsporting manner, which would effectively disadvantage their opponents.   Rules are based on the Spirit of Curling and every curler should adhere to this …

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While both tea and coffee plants produce caffeine, this trait evolved independently – meaning caffeine production developed at least twice.

In the same way, it looks like caffeine actually evolved twice on the planet, once in tea and once in coffee. It’s thought that caffeine evolved in coffee to help protect the plant from predators, and it also helps with pollination. This suggests that the ability to make caffeine evolved at least twice, in the …

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The first U.S. gold rush started in North Carolina in 1803 when a 12-year-old boy found a 17-pound gold nugget on his father’s farm. It supplied all the gold for the nation’s mints until 1829.

From 1830 to 1836, a certain bird swooped into Philadelphia’s U.S. Mint building so often that workers named him “Peter the Mint Eagle,” cared for him, and allegedly used him as a model for coin engravings for years to come. Today, it costs more than a penny to make a penny. Source: https://www.rd.com/culture/money-facts/ 16 Mind-Blowing …

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The Hydrangea flower color changes based on the pH in soil. Soil with a pH of 5.5 or lower will sprout blue hydrangeas, a ph of 6.5 or higher will produce pink hydrangeas, and soil in between 5.5 and 6.5 will have purple hydrangeas

Hydrangea (/haɪˈdreɪndʒiə/;[1] common names hydrangea or hortensia) is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, the Himalayas, and Indonesia) and the Americas. Hydrangea paniculata Hydrangea aspera. Hydrangea candida. Hydrangea caudatifolia. Hydrangea chinensis. Hydrangea chungii. Hydrangea coenobialis. Hydrangea heteromalla. Hydrangea hypoglauca. Hydrangea integrifolia. Hydrangea jelskii. …

The Hydrangea flower color changes based on the pH in soil. Soil with a pH of 5.5 or lower will sprout blue hydrangeas, a ph of 6.5 or higher will produce pink hydrangeas, and soil in between 5.5 and 6.5 will have purple hydrangeas Read More »

Following Kobain’s death, Dave Grohl started Foo Fighters as a small side project. When asked later about the name, he responded “Had I actually considered this to be a career, I probably would have called it something else, because it’s the stupidest fucking band name in the world.”

Prior to the release of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear to complete the lineup. Foo Fighters released its sixth album, Echoes, …

Following Kobain’s death, Dave Grohl started Foo Fighters as a small side project. When asked later about the name, he responded “Had I actually considered this to be a career, I probably would have called it something else, because it’s the stupidest fucking band name in the world.” Read More »

A fisherman in Philippine found a perl weighing 34kg and estimated around $100 million. Not knowing it’s value, the pearl was kept under his bed for 10 years as a good luck charm.

Maggay-Amurao told the Guardian that she was now seeking help from experts to certify the pearl’s authenticity. “The Puerto Princesa City would likely earn another prestigious title and a record breaker for having the world’s biggest natural giant pearl from a giant clam (34 kilograms) after being certified for its authenticity,” she wrote. “Just for …

A fisherman in Philippine found a perl weighing 34kg and estimated around $100 million. Not knowing it’s value, the pearl was kept under his bed for 10 years as a good luck charm. Read More »