1. Disneyland has a mouse problem.
Disneyland allows hundreds of feral cats to roam the park at night so they can "take care of" their mouse problem. Although the Mickey- and Minnie-hunting felines typically hide during the day, they can be spotted and have even developed their own fan base.
2. Brad Pitt injured his Achilles tendon while filming a fight scene as the Greek hero Achilles.
While filming a fight scene as the character Achilles in the 2004 movie "Troy," Pitt was forced to halt reshoots for weeks after damaging his Achilles. Of course, Pitt should have seen this coming -- everyone knows Achilles' only weakness.
3. The prankster who may have made the first whoopee-style cushion was later assassinated.
Emperor Elagabalus invented a prototype of the contemporary whoopee cushion and pranked dinner guests by slipping the air pillows under them or having slaves set the toy by people's feet. Elagabalus only ruled for four years and was executed at the age of 18 after a reign described as one of "the grossest pleasures and ungoverned fury." One of his many pranks was apparently getting people drunk and then letting a lion, bear or panther into their room while they were sleeping, which sometimes ended just as awfully as you think it might.
4. A middle school once had to shut down after hazardous amounts of Axe were released into a classroom.
After an abnormal amount of Axe body spray was sprayed into a Brooklyn classroom, the whole school had to be shut down while the smell was dealt with. Even more serious, eight students had to be hospitalized and two more sent to the doctor because of the Axe-plosion.
5. The aviator who invented autopilot also founded the "Mile High Club."
Aviator Lawrence Sperry invented the autopilot function for airplanes in 1914. A short time later, a tabloid ran the story with the headline, Aerial Petting Ends in Wetting, which described an incident in which Sperry was flying with married socialite Cynthia Polk, when for "some reason" the autopilot got disengaged and the two crashed in New York's Great South Bay. The two were found completely naked by duck hunters, but Sperry and Polk insisted the crash had torn off their clothes, perhaps because Polk was married.
6. "Call Me Maybe" was released by the frontman of Nickelback.
Carly Rae Jepsen's 2012 hit "Call Me Maybe" was released by 604 Records. Quite a few people really hated it. Chad Kroeger, the lead singer of Nickelback, is the co-owner of 604 Records, which is also the home of Nick Carter, Hanson and Rebecca Black, famous for the viral song, "Friday." Nickelback is of course considered one of the most hated bands of all time. In 2012, a brewery refused a lucrative endorsement deal from the band saying, "I absolutely hate that band."
7. A teen was found guilty because she took a pre-crime selfie.
Right before committing an armed robbery, a Swedish 17-year-old teenager took a selfie wielding the large knife used in the crime. The teenager's phone also had a quote from the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson which said, "Commit a crime and the world is made of glass.
8. Miley Cyrus is Justin Bieber's mentor.
In a cover story for Rolling Stone magazine, Miley Cyrus revealed that she has been mentoring Justin Bieber. Cyrus explained, "People don't take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play the guitar, he really can sing. I just don't want to see him f--k that up, to where people think he's Vanilla Ice. I tell him that."
Too much sense!