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30 Interesting Facts About NBA

1. The average annual salary of a professional NBA cheerleader is $56,000. 2. Pete Maravich when he was 26 in 1974, in an interview to a newspaper said “I don’t want to play 10 years in NBA and die of a heart attack at 40.” He proceeded to have a 10 year NBA career and then die of a heart attack at 40. 3. Air Jordan’s were banned upon introduction by the NBA. However, Jordan continued to wear them anyways, as Nike was willing to pay the fine each game. 4. NBA’s all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabaar (with 38,387 points) has become an author and prominent historian since retiring from NBA. He is also a cultural ambassador for USA. 5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar only made one 3-point shot in his entire 20 year career. 6. Tim Duncan was training to become a member of the 1992 U.S. Men’s Olympic Swim Team until Hurricane Hugo destroyed the only pool he could train in. His mortal fear of sharks kept him from using the ocean temporarily. So to keep in shape, he began playing basketball. 7. Tim Dunca…

30 Interesting Facts About Lord of the Rings

1. J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of Lord of the Rings didn’t invent the Elvish languages to fit into the Lord of the Rings timeline, but wrote Lord of the Rings as a background history for the 15 different languages he created. 2. An Elvish language (Sindarin) J.R.R. Tolkien used for The Lord of the Rings was entirely independent from any other language, and as of 2008 contained some 25000 words. 3. The budget for the two “The Hobbit” movies is almost twice the budget of the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy. 4. Tolkien considered Sam Gamgee the “chief hero” of The Lord of the Rings. 5. In the original 1937 edition of “The Hobbit,” Gollum willingly bet his ring in a game of riddles with Bilbo and the two parted on good terms when the ring went ‘missing’. Tolkien changed the story in his second edition to reflect the corruptive powers of the ring taking shape in, “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy. 6. While filming Lord of the Rings in the mountainous New Zealand, Sean Bean refused a helicopter ri…

25 Interesting Facts About Libraries

1. In ancient Egypt, all ships visiting the city were obliged to surrender their books to the library of Alexandria and be copied. The original would be kept in the library and the copy given back to the owner. 2. A high-ranking FBI agent filed a sensitive internal manual detailing the bureau’s secret interrogation procedures with the Library of Congress, where anyone with a library card can read it. 3. When Groundhog Day was released, the Washington Post wrote “Groundhog will never be designated a national film treasure by the Library of Congress.” In 2006, the film was selected by the National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. 4. Bakhtiyar Khilji destroyed the ancient university and library of Nalanda in 1193 in hopes of uprooting Buddhism. The destruction of the library is considered responsible for the demise of ancient Indian scientific thought in Maths, Astronomy, Alchemy, and Anatomy. 5. There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the …

25 Facts About New York City

New York City, The City of Dreams, The Big Apple has been known by many names.  It is one place which according to many Hollywood movies houses lots of villains and superheroes. While facts on this city can keep going, in our first attempt here are 25  Facts About New York City. 1. During the 1863 New York Draft Riots (which was dramatized in the movie, Gangs Of New York), the staff of The New York Times averted rioters that targeted newspaper with two Gatling guns; one of which was manned by Henry Raymond, owner and editor of The New York Times, himself. 2. Karl Marx was a journalist for New York Daily Tribune and wrote a lot of articles on events that took place in Europe. 3. Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor for New York Times, is the only person in the world to have a degree in enigmatology, the study of puzzles. 4. Jon Stewart proposed to his wife through a personalized crossword puzzle created with the help of the crossword editor, Will Shortz, at The New York Times. 5. N…

30 Amazing Facts About Pizza

1. Pizza Hut began offering online pizza ordering in 1994. 2. In 2005, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi insulted Finnish cuisine. Later, in 2008, a Finnish pizza won an international pizza contest coming first with Italy in second and Australia third. The Finnish pizza was named “Pizza Berlusconi” to mock him. 3. A large pizza in Australia (11″) is smaller than a medium pizza in the US (12″) 4. The price of pizza has matched, with uncanny precision, the cost of a NYC subway ride for 50 years. Economists have named it “The Pizza Principle.” 5. Cop-killer, Philip Workman declined his last meal. Instead, he requested that a large vegetarian pizza be given to a homeless person in Nashville. His request however was denied, but in response, people donated pizzas to many homeless shelters in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. 6. Pizza Hut made a pizza delivery to the International Space Station in 2001. They paid the Russians $1 million to transport the Pizza and even make a commerci…

25 Amazing Facts About Batman

1. Christian Bale refused to play Batman if Robin appeared anywhere in the Trilogy. 2. “Batman” was created not just by Bob Kane, but also a partner, Bill Finger, who was never credited for anything Batman related until recently. He is responsible for the original ideas of the Batman’s persona, costume, Gotham, characters, etc. 3. In 2011, two teenagers in Vancouver, Canada lured multiple pedophiles online by posing as a 15 year old girl, only to show up at the meeting spot as Batman and the Flash to record them. 4. The settlement that became Melbourne, Australia was founded by a guy named John Batman. Places named after him include Batman’s Hill, Batman Bridge, and Batman Park. 5. Also, Melbourne was originally called Batmania and its founding document is called “Batman’s Treaty” 6. The backgrounds of Batman: The Animated Series were drawn on black paper instead of white to show a darker tone. 7. There was a planned sequel to the 1997 Batman & Robin, with radio talk show host Ho…

30 Facts About Baseball

1. US Army during WWII developed a grenade that was about the same size and shape as a regular baseball making it easy to use for the American soldiers who had grown up playing baseball. 2. Canadian singer and bassist of Rush, Geddy Lee, had one of the largest collections of Negro Baseball League memorabilia and in 2008 he went on to formally donate it all to the Negro Baseball League Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. 3. Jim Abbott, who was born with just one hand, had 11-year career as a pitcher in MLB. The highlight of his career was when he pitched a ‘no hitter’ in 1993. 4. The Albuquerque Isotopes minor league baseball team was named after a baseball team in The Simpsons. 5. Former MLB player, Tim Raines has been known to use cocaine between innings in the dugout, and used to slide head first to avoid breaking the cocaine vials he carried in his back pocket. 6. The Hanshin Tigers baseball team of Japan is believed to be cursed by KFC founder Colonel Sanders for throwing his storef…

25 Interesting Facts About Death

1. The Aztecs regarded childbirth as a form of battle. Women who died during childbirth were thought to rise to one of the highest heavens, the same one as for male warriors who died in battle. 2. When Joseph Stalin’s first wife died, he said “This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.” He eventually went on to execute her brother, her sister, and her cousin. 3. Robert Liston is the only surgeon in history to have performed an operation with a 300% mortality rate, losing his patient to infection, accidentally amputating his assistant’s fingers, who also died of infection, and slashing a spectator who died from shock. 4. Alexander I of Yugoslavia refused to attend public events on Tuesdays after three family members died on that day of the week. After finally being forced to appear on Tuesday, he was promptly assassinated. 5. None of the ~35 people killed in the Salem Witch Trials died from burning at the stake. 19 were hanged, …

Benefits of Drinking Water in the Morning

Drinking water is beneficial to your health, but the health benefits of drinking water first thing every morning are far-reaching. To understand why drinking water in the morning is important, let’s consider a simple analogy. The human body can be likened to a complex machine that works non-stop every minute of every day until its engine (the heart) stops. If you have a fair idea of the way machines work, you’d know that such a machine would require regular oiling to keep its different moving parts, including the engine working optimally. Water is that oil that your body requires to keep the various parts in top shape. Now, if you were to oil the machine in our analogy, when would you consider the best time to do regular oiling? Is it while the machine is very hot and working at full capacity? Obviously not! Most likely first thing in the morning just before the machine begins another round of work. So, in the same way, it makes a lot of sense to ‘oil’ your human machine pretty much the…

Top 10 Highest Paid TV Actors in India – Most Popular Actor

India TV actors and actress are now becoming stars because of mass fan following they have. This has led to huge popularity and as well huge raise in salary. We will talk about 10 highest paid TV actors in India and their per day fee. Not all actors and actresses are as famous as these 10 TV actors are, which is the reason that every actor gets different amount for each day they shoot. Here are 10 Highest paid TV actors in India.

1. Ram Kapoor 1.25 Lac Per Day
Ram Kapoor is the biggest name and most popular name on Indian Television these days. His talent has made him highest paid TV actors in India. Reportedly he take 1, 25, 000 per day and works 15 days a month for a serial. Apart from this he is also making names in Bollywood and rising in popularity chart there as well.

2. Ronit Roy 1.25 Lac Per Day
Ronit Roy started his career from Bollywood but did not get success. He turned to Television world and became a star. He is currently one of the highest paid TV actors in India. His fee is 1…