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JFK had magic hands people needed to touch

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During his tenure as a politician and president, JFK met and shook hands with more people than Goro during the Mortal Kombat tournament and probably took about as much damage doing so. We say this because the man ended up with some seriously fucked up hands as a result of pressing the flesh. 

The Matrix wanted to digi-steal Jet Li’s sweet moves

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The Matrix is a series celebrated for showcasing some of the most sick-ass martial arts moves ever seen in a blockbuster. A fact that makes it kind of unusual that none of the principle cast had a background in martial arts. Well that might have something to do with the producers insisting that they own the moves of any martial artist they hired. 

The Turkish wrestler who died wrestling the ocean for his gold

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Some men have myths built around them. And some men are born mythical. Yusuf Ismail is the latter.

Lex Luthor can cure cancer with a safety pin

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Lex Luthor is a comic book character defined by two things, his intellect and his bald-ass head. In regards to the former, Luthor’s mind is so keen that various iterations of the character have straight up bragged about casually solving cancer. 

Everyone in Hong Kong wanted John Woo to destroy a local landmark

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If you’ve ever seen a character in a movie dive through the air while firing multiple handguns at once, there’s a good chance that scene was either directed or inspired by John Woo. An action director so beloved for his commitment to stylish over-the-top gun-fu, Hong Kong let him do whatever the fuck he wanted to when making movies.