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Ridley Scott Directed Gladiator Because of a Painting


Gladiator is the loosely-based-on-true-events story of a Roman general who is betrayed, becomes a gladiator and then stabs Joaquin Phoenix in the liver. The film was released to reasonably good reviews and was partly responsibly for a spike in books about the ancient Romans. It was also inspired partly by a single painting. 

Top Gun Increased Sales of Ray-Ban Glasses by 40%


So that our lead researcher and writer can focus on editing older posts to improve the over all quality of the website, Wednesday’s fact will now be presented in image form only. To make up for this, we’ll try to make sure it’s an especially awesome fact. You guys, rock. Fact source for the curious.

Chartreuse, The Liqueur That’s Made in Total Secrecy

Image credit: TwoWings

The whole crux of practically every KFC advertising campaign is that their chicken is made using a “secret recipe consisting of 11 herbs and spices”, the same can be said for Coke Cola and Pepsi, both of whom have played the “secret recipe” card in their ads. However, we think we’ve found a product that tops them all, Chartreuse, the liqueur made by monks.