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The badass way the inventor of the safety elevator sold it

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According to all known statistics relevant to the matter, elevators are quite literally one of the safest forms of transport on Earth. A fact credited largely to one Elisha Graves Otis, the inventor of the safety elevator. A device he inexplicably had trouble selling until he demonstrated how well it workd in the most badass way possible. 

The cast of ‘Predator’ worked out in secret

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During the filming of Predator the principle cast spent more time in the gym than the entirety of your Facebook friends list did in the first week of January combined. Weirdly, none of the actors working on the film realised this because they all worked out in secret. 

George Washington could kick your ass

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Most people’s image of George Washington is that of a silver-haired politician with shit teeth who divided his time between giving rousing, patriotic speeches and kicking the King of England square in the penis. An apparently lesser known fact about Washington though is that he was, to borrow the parlance of today’s youth, an absolute unit. 

How Rod Stewart Accidentally Revealed he was Color-Blind

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Rod Stewart is primarily known for two things, releasing a bunch of kick-ass albums in the 70’s and 80’s and being divorced so many times he once quipped, “Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and just give her a house“. In some circles though, Stewart is known not for his music or impressive penile résumé, but his love of model trains. A hobby which caused him to inadvertently reveal that he was color-blind. 

Andy Serkis literally phoned in his performance in Planet of the Apes

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In the world of acting “phoning it in” is the term used to describe actors who clearly couldn’t give less of a shit about the role they’re playing. For the most part the term is supposed to be metaphorical, something nobody apparently told Andy Serkis who quite literally phoned some of his performance as Caesar the wonder-ape in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.