20 Lifestyle Facts for the Curious Mind

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20 Lifestyle Facts for the Curious Mind

Lifestyle is the interests, opinions, behaviours, and behavioural orientations of an individual, group, or culture. Here are 10 Lifestyle Facts that’ll interest you.

  1. Shakira was banned from her school’s choir, and her classmates said she sounded like a goat. The Hips Don’t Lie superstar sure showed them!.
  2. From 2007 to 2017, there were around 2.3 million deliberate fires in the UK, resulting in over 25,000 injuries and over 900 deaths.
  3. The word ‘criminal’ has been in the language since around 1400 but ‘policeman’ arrived only in 1788 and ‘detective’ in 1843.
  4. The word ‘gangster’ was first used in 1884 in a reference to US presidential candidate Grover Cleveland as “the creature of a combination of gangsters and cranks”.
  5. The word ‘mobster’ is nearly 200 years older than ‘gangster’. The latter became popular when ‘mobster’ was strongly associated with the Mafia.
  6.  The first reference to “gangster rap” was in 1986 and “gangsta rap” was seen three years later.
  7. A Rumor Led Kim and Kanye To Name Their Daughter North. Kardashian revealed that the name had been a rumour in the press while she was pregnant with their first child.
  8. The Obamas Didn’t Pay Off Student Loans Until They Were In Their 40s. The couple didn’t finish paying off their loans until 2004, only a few years before Barack would win the presidency. They were 42 and 40 years old, respectively.
  9. Although most of the world knows Jerry Springer as a TV talk show host, some Ohio residents remember him as the mayor of Cincinnati. Truth is, Jerry Springer Was Once The Mayor Of Cincinnati in 1977 and 1978.
  10. Tom Cruise Divorced All Of His Wives When They Were 33. Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes all have in common? They were all 33 years old when their marriages to Tom Cruise ended.
  11. Chuck Norris’ first name is actually Carlos.
  12. Rowan Atkinson has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  13. For the movie “The Scorpion King,” Dwayne Johnson earned $5.5 million and registered his name in the Guinness World Records for receiving the highest salary for a first-time leading role.
  14. Jennifer Lopez was the first actress to have a movie and an album hit number one in the same week.
  15. Michael Jackson loved Mexican food; later in his life he loved KFC’s fried chicken.
  16. In the early days of his career, Sylvester Stallone was so poor that he sold his dog Butkus for $50. After striking it rich by selling the script for Rocky, Stallone bought him back at a markup: $3,000. Both Butkus and his interim owner made appearances in Rocky.
  17. Bruno was his childhood nickname because as a baby he was chubby like wrestler Bruno Sammartino, and he chose “Mars” because girls said he was out of this world. Really!
  18. Tennis great Serena Williams attributes much of her success to superstition: She always takes her shower sandals down to the court, ties her shoelaces a certain way, and may even wear the same pair of socks for a whole tournament. She also bounces the ball the exact right amount of times—five before a first serve and twice before a second serve.
  19. Before she was the biggest name in pop music, Taylor Swift was knocking praying mantises out of Christmas trees. Her family lived on a tree farm, and the superstar’s job was to ensure customers’ Christmas trees weren’t full of bugs.
  20. At 10 years old and while still in elementary school, Warren Buffett started having lunch meetings with a New York Stock Exchange member. He bought his first stock at age 11. Today, he’s worth $80 billion.