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VIDEO Income Property’s Scott McGillivray was in a boy band called Next Element
VIDEO Income Property’s Scott McGillivray was in a boy band called Next Element

Before becoming the host of HGTV’s Income Property, Scott McGillivray was in a little-known boy band called Next Element. Who knew?


Meet new American Horror Story star Jyoti Amge, the World’s Smallest Woman
Meet new American Horror Story star Jyoti Amge, the World’s Smallest Woman

The World’s Smallest Woman just landed a big role on American Horror Story! Find out more about Jyoti Amge, including how tall she is…


Who is Peter Quill’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy?
Who is Peter Quill’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy?

First, let me say that if you’re on the fence about checking out Marvel’s seemingly light-hearted comic-book-based summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, then waiver no more! The film is a raucously joyful roller coaster that perfectly balances action, humor and heart thanks to an amazing cast of actors portraying an amazing cast of characters — all of which are handled wonderfully by director James Gunn! That being said, the film did leave a couple burning questions, as comic book movies with potential sequels often do. Keep reading to find out the answer to the biggest unanswered question from the film, which might reveal a great deal about what we can expect in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel! Needless to say… SPOILER ALERT!!


Do humans really only use ten percent of their brains?
Do humans really only use ten percent of their brains?

The notion has persisted in literature and film for years. Find out how it got started, and how true it is.


Did you Know? Snoop Dogg was once charged with murder
Did you Know? Snoop Dogg was once charged with murder

Snoop Dogg/Lion is pretty chill these days, but almost 22 years ago the rapper was put on trial for murder in connection with a gang shooting. Find out what happened, and how he was able to be free.


Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?
Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?

It’s the 13th of the month and a Friday — so everyone knows what that means. But, do you know why Friday the 13th is considered so unlucky by many? (Especially those with “paraskavedekatriaphobia,” the phobia of Friday the 13th.)


Did You Know? Shrek was based on a real person, Maurice Tillet
Did You Know? Shrek was based on a real person, Maurice Tillet

Shrek is such a cartoon exaggeration that it seems like if he were based on a real person, it would be loosely, but it turns out that the artists who worked on Shrek had a real life model that looked exactly like their green ogre with a heart of gold.


A few things you need to know about Maleficent
A few things you need to know about Maleficent

We all love a good villain, so there’s nothing better than a good villain backstory. In Disney’s Maleficent Angelina Jolie depicts the transformation of a good hearted fairy into the “the Mistress of All Evil” after she suffers a staggering betrayal and loses her fairy wings. This new live-action movie, (out May 30) written by Linda Woolverton, offers a backstory to the evil fairy character created for the 1959 animated version of Sleeping Beauty.


What is a penny dreadful?
What is a penny dreadful?

Tonight is the official premiere of Showtime’s new critically-acclaimed gothic thriller series Penny Dreadful, and the publicity surrounding the show has many people wondering, “Who is Penny Dreadful? Was she a real person?” However, the question that should be asked isn’t “Who is Penny Dreadful?” but rather, “What is a penny dreadful?”


The true story of Ed Gein, the inspiration for Psycho’s Norman Bates
The true story of Ed Gein, the inspiration for Psycho’s Norman Bates

The character of Norman Bates — as seen in Psycho and Bates Motel — is too crazy to be real… Or so you’d think. Actually, the character author Robert Bloch created in the late 1950s is based on a very real, very creepy murderer from Wisconsin.


 

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