10+ Completely Random Pop Culture Facts Fans Didn't Know

When it comes to celebs, most of us know the basics: who's dating who, the hot tea on which celebs are throwing massive shade, and so on.

But with so many celebs making up Hollywood, it's hard to keep up with everything. This means that a lot of pop culture secrets slip through the cracks...

So grab some popcorn and get ready for these 10+ random facts that fans didn't know.

1. Will Smith won't watch episodes of *The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air*


"It was my very first role, and I was very, very focused on being successful, so I learned the whole script and everyone else's lines," he told CinemaBlend.

"If you watch the first four or five episodes, you can see I'm mouthing other people's lines. It's terrible and I can't bear to watch it."

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Regardless of this faux pas, the show made him a star!

2. "Dreams" is the only Fleetwood Mac song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Despite the band being around for decades, they're only now getting their turn in the sun, thanks to a viral TikTok video.

In the clip, Nathan Apodaca rides his longboard while drinking a bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice while "Dreams" plays.

Since the clip went viral, it was recreated several times, including by the band's Mick Fleetwood.

Then, Ocean Spray gifted Apodaca a red pickup truck filled with bottles of Ocean Spray juice!

But more important than this is how the song is having its well-deserved moment.

3. The Night's Watch cloaks in *Game of Thrones* were made from Ikea rugs.


If you've ever wanted to feel like you're in Game of Thrones (or you want to create an epic Halloween costume), then Ikea is where it's at.

The show bought the $250 rugs and then shaved them down and dyed them to make the cloaks.


You don't have to do the DIY alone. Ikea provided instructions on their website.

4. The *iCarly* high school set looks familiar for a reason.

If you've ever looked at those halls and felt deja vu coming on, you're not alone.

The high school set was also home to That's So Raven and Saved By the Bell.

5. *Grey's Anatomy* doesn't use fake organs for the surgery scenes.


Now, before you freak out, rest assured that it's not human organs that they use. It's cow.

Also, to make those intense scenes more real, they use real surgeons' hands during the close-ups.

6. James Cameron drew that charcoal of naked Kate Winslet.

Turns out, he's not only a brilliant filmmaker, but he's also an amazing artist, too.

In 2011, it even sold for $16,000 at a movie memorabilia auction by Premiere Props.

7. A key scene in *Pulp Fiction* was filmed backwards.

The scene in question was when John Travolta (Vincent Vega) revived Uma Thurman (Mia Wallace) from a heroin overdose by taking a hypodermic needle and plunging it into her chest.

The scene was filmed backward to prevent Travolta from accidentally puncturing Thurman's chest.

“It’s cut so close, you never see the impact, but you see right up to it," said Jason Bailey, author of Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece.

8. Harry Styles has four nipples.

This is very important information. The singer confirmed this fact while talking to Chelsea Handler. He even pointed them out over his shirt.

His extra nipples stem from a common condition called polythelia.

9. Jon Hamm was Ellie Kemper’s drama teacher.

When the Mad Men star was in college, he taught drama at the actress's high school!

"Everyone loved him,” Kemp told NBC. They even got to work together on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. "I felt like he was still grading me on some level," she said about the experience.

10. The first US reality show aired in 1973.


Forget the Kardashians. The first family of reality television was on the PBS series, An American Family.

It clearly didn't do too well, though, as the next reality show was MTV's The Real World, which premiered in 1992.

11. Martha Stewart used to be a fashion model.

Before she conquered the home life market, she was walking the runways as a model.

She started when she was 15 and continued working to make money while she studied at Barnard College.

12. Steve Buscemi was a real-life fireman.

For a period of four years, from 1980-1984, actor Steve Buscemi worked as a New York firefighter.

He even reunited with his old station after 9/11 to help search for survivors.

13. Carrie's tutu on *Sex and the City* only cost $5.

This is a stark difference from the $650+ Manolo Blahnik shoes that she loved to spend her money on.

Patricia Field, the show’s costume designer, got the skirt from a bargain bin before filming.

14. Nolan Gould, who plays Luke Dunphy on *Modern Family*, is actually super smart.


His character on the show was, well, dumb.

In real life, Nathan graduated high school at 13 and is a member of MENSA with an IQ of 150.

15. "Thank You for Being a Friend" almost wasn't the *Golden Girls* theme song.


It's crazy to believe, but the producers wanted to use the song "Friends" by Bette Midler.

But since the licensing fee was too much, they had to find another song.

16. Tina Turner was the first woman to ever appear on the cover of *Rolling Stone Magazine*.

Tina Turner is widely considered to be the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. She first graced the cover of Rolling Stone back in November of 1967.

17. There's a new top-selling album of all-time.

As of 2018, The Eagles' Greatest Hits, which was released in 1976, surpassed the King of Pop for the top spot.

The Eagles hold the #1 and the #3 spot, and Michael's "Thriller" sits at #2.

18. Stockard Channing's hickies in *Grease* were the real deal.

Not only were they real but they were supposedly applied by Kenickie (Jeff Conway) himself.

I would have gone for the makeup. Unless John Travolta was the one giving the hickies; then I'd at least consider it.

19. Jimi Hendrix taught himself how to play the electric guitar.

Not only did Jimi teach himself the electric guitar, but he never learned how to read music. Because he was left-handed, he would string a guitar in reverse order and play it upside down.

20. Paris Hilton's eyes aren't really blue.

Paris wears color contacts to achieve her signature look. But when she isn't in front of a camera, her eyes are brown.

It's one of several revelations in the latest documentary This is Paris.

21. *Parks And Recreation* was originally going to be a spinoff of *The Office*.


The original pitch was to have Dunder Mifflin, Scranton, send their faulty copier away for repair. After being refurbished, it was then going to mistakenly be sent to Pawnee, Indiana, becoming the official copier of the Parks Department.

22. *The Simpsons* is the longest-running scripted series of all time.

I literally grew up on The Simpsons, so believe me when I say that this warms my heart. As of episode 636, which premiered back in April of 2018, The Simpsons narrowly beat out Gun Smoke for the top spot.

23. The final tour for Destiny's Child was sponsored by McDonald's.

The name of the tour was called Destiny Fulfilled and Lovin’ It. "I'm Lovin' It" was the slogan for McDonald's in the very early 2000s.

Destiny's Child became the faces of the campaign after Justin Timberlake relinquished the reigns.

24. Cillian Murphy screen tested for *Batman Begins*.

It was down to either Cillian or Christian in the final selection process. Christopher Nolan was so impressed with Cillian's performance that he hand-picked him for the role of Jonathan Crane aka The Scarecrow.

25. Google owes a lot to Jennifer Lopez.

J-Lo was one of the first people to truly break the internet. When she first wore her now-iconic green dress to the Grammy Awards, the world caught storm.

The image search feature was created for the sole purpose of getting her picture onto the screens of millions around the world.

26. Chuck Lorre is also a musician.

Chuck is known for creating the iconic sitcoms The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. But his name is also attached to one of the most successful animated franchises of all time.

Chuck wrote the theme song for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show.

27. Vin Diesel is a very talented voice actor.

There's a lot more to Vin than just being fast and furious. He lent his voice to the 1999 animated classic, The Iron Giant.

Vin is also the voice of Groot in the MCU.

28. Both MTV and Nirvana were unsure how the *Nirvana Unplugged* album would turn out.

Nirvana isn't known for its acoustic ballads, and several people were curious about how their sound would adapt to an acoustic setting.

The album is hailed as the best of the series, as well as one of Nirvana's greatest musical achievements.

29. The song "Semi-Charmed Kind Of Life" by Third Eye Blind has incredibly adult lyrics.

When it first hit the airwaves, few radio DJs were actually listening to the lyrics and the song was seldom censored.

A careful ear will reveal that this song is all about doing cocaine and having sex.

30. The only thing ironic about Alanis Morrissette's "Ironic," is that nothing in the song is ironic.

Alanis sings "A traffic jam when you're already late, a no-smoking sign on your cigarette break." While these events are certainly unlucky, they are by no means ironic.

At best, everything she mentions in the song is a tragic coincidence.

31. The theme song for *Dawson's Creek* is actually about a father returning home from WWII.

Don't believe me? Have a listen to the lyrics then! "She had two babies, one was six months one was three, in the war of '44."

Is your mind as blown as mine was?