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Bruce Lee would trade secret moves for training equipment

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Bruce Lee is oft considered one of the physically fittest human beings to have ever lived, a level of athleticism he achieved via a strict, almost inhumanly punishing exercise regiment that necessitated the use of custom-made training equipment that he traded for special fighting moves he developed in secret. 

That time Chewbacca accidentally became Bigfoot

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According to Star Wars canon wookies are a hardy, long-lived species that hail from a planet with skyscraper-sized trees and are strong enough to rip a man limb from limb. All factors that led to the wookie known as Chewbacca accidentally becoming Bigfoot. 

Tom Hanks had an ass double for Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump is a film in which a well-meaning idiot stumbles ass-backwards through some of the most important moments in history all whilst running at the kind of speed usually reserved for cheetahs that have just had their balls whipped with a wet towel. Something that required Hanks to run, like, a lot, much to the delight of his wife who enjoyed how round and sculpted it made his ass. An ass that was so defined the studio needed to find a very specific person to step in for Hanks in some shots. His own brother. 

Kurt Cobain didn’t give a fuck

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Kurt Cobain is an alt rock icon and begrudging symbol of Generation X whose melodic, angst-driven music and infectiously playful laissez-faire attitude helped define an entire era. Although best known for his creative output, Cobain himself was much prouder of his social activism and how much it pissed off bigots. 

Napoleon wore custom-made sniff boots

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Napoleon Bonaparte is easily one of the most celebrated and influential figures in human history. A peasant turned soldier whose decisive military acumen saw him become the Emperor of France, Napoleon is well known for his love for the finer things in life. Something epitomised by his insistence on wearing custom-made sniff boots while commanding his armies.