After Marcelo Bielsa became manager of Leeds United FC, he found out that the average fan had to work 3 hours to pay for a match ticket. He called his players together and made them pick up litter from around the training ground for 3 hours, to appreciate how the fans laboured for their passion theguardian.com/football/…
When David Attenborough's series "Blue Planet II" aired in 2017, so many Chinese fans downloaded the programme on the country’s online Tencent Video channel that the internet in China temporarily slowed down standard.co.uk/culture/tv…
When filming the TV series "The Mandalorian" in 2019, the crew ran out of Stormtrooper costumes, so they reached out to the local branch of a Star Wars fan organisation, whose members came to join the filming in their own home-made Stormtrooper costumes cbr.com/the-mandalorian-5…
When the Seinfeld finale originally aired on NBC, TV Land paid tribute by not programming any shows opposite it, instead showing an image of a closed office door with hand written notes that said, "We're TV Fans so... we're watching the last episode of Seinfeld. Will return at 10pm et, 7pm pt". screenrant.com/seinfeld-b…
In 2007, Rockstar Games allowed fans to call a number and rant about what they thought was wrong with America. The best calls were featured on a radio station in "Grand Theft Auto IV" gtaforums.com/topic/26235…
42-year-old Zamboni driver, kidney transplant recipient, and practice hockey goalie David Ayres, led the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win after their two pro goalies were injured. Cheered by the opposing team's fans, he was the oldest player ever to make his pro debut in a major sport. tampabay.com/sports/light…
An escaped convict was captured in Wisconsin after living for 3 years in a homemade bunker in the woods. The bunker was so sophisticated that it even had a TV, fans, and lights that were powered by pedaling a bicycle. bgr.com/2019/09/01/bunker…
At the beginning of the 19/20 English Premier League football (soccer) season, a fan jokingly placed a Β£10 bet on infamous Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard not scoring all season. He lost out on Β£670 when Lingard scored with his final touch in the final minute of the season’s final game. futballnews.com/jesse-lin…
In 2016 the writer of Dragonball Evolution formally apologized to fans of the franchise. He said that he approached the project with no passion and only wanted the money. He accepted full responsibility for the quality of the film and viewed it as a learning experience. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
In 2015 a fan of the Austrailian band Peking Duk got backstage at their concert by adding himself as a family member on their Wiki page and showing it to security. The band wasn't even upset, saying "We ended up having a bunch of beers with him and he was an absolute legend." time.com/4136607/peking-d…
Steve Bartman, a fan who in 2003 infamously but inadvertently interfered with a foul ball contributing to the Chicago Cubs' loss in playoffs that year, received a World Series ring when the Cubs won in 2016. wgntv.com/sports/cubs/ste…
A fan drove three hours to deliver rapper, Boozie Badazz, a much needed dosage of insulin. She refused to accept payment and instead asked for just a photo. On her way home she stopped at a store, bought a scratch off ticket, and won $10,000. revolt.tv/platform/amp/ne…
Two Liverpool fans travelled to see Liverpool play against the Belgian team Genk - but by mistake, went to Ghent, 150 km away, only discovering their mistake an hour before the match. After hearing the story, the local team KAA Gent offered them to be VIP guests at an upcoming match against Genk bbc.com/sport/football/50…
In May 1998, Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf beat Leonardo DiCaprio as People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person. As a joke write-in candidate, Hank was nominated enmass by fans of The Howard Stern Show as a chance to "violate People's expectations while still playing by its rules". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
They make and sell blue Santa suits in Liverpool as they are the colours of Everton FC and fans refuse to wear Red and White as they are the colours of their rivals, Liverpool FC. evertonfc.com/news/189954…
In 2014 during a hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Toronto Maple Leafs, a woman performing the U.S. national anthem lost her mic and the Canadian fans joined in to help her finish the Star Spangled Banner. youtube.com/watch?v=oMIYO…
The Los Angeles Dodgers got their name due to fans having to dodge Brooklyn's complex network of trolley cars, which killed over 130 people in the first 3 years of operation. With horse drawn trolleys, the horse would stop. The all new electric trolley cars, however, would plow right over you. gizmodo.com/the-la-dodger…
Comedian Katt Williams was sued in 2012 by fans for "non-performance." He performed a long-winded rant for roughly ten minutes, challenged an audience member to a fight, and angered fans paying upwards of $94. huffpost.com/entry/katt-w…
Captain America #1, with its iconic cover of Cap punching Hitler, came out a year before the US entered WWII. At the time most people did not support war with Germany, so Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, both Jews, received death threats. However, the Mayor of New York was a fan and pledged protection. cbr.com/the-history-behin…
When basketball first started, the backboard was not a designed piece of equipment. They were added years later to keep fans from interfering with the game. sportsrec.com/15973-histo…
In 2004, a group of Yale students pranked Harvard by posing as a Harvard Prep Squad and handing out placards to over 1,800 Harvard fans at a football game. The Harvard fans were told they would spell out, β€œGo Harvard” when in reality, it actually said β€œWe Suck.” theboola.com/5-best-harva…
In 2004, a tennis fan went into a coma. 11 years later, he woke up and was shocked to learn that Roger Federer was still among the best in the world. rollingstone.com/culture/…
Comedian Hannibal Buress paid a man $500 to attend a movie premiere for him, even though he looked nothing like him. The man walked around, took selfies with fans, and did an interview on camera. variety.com/2017/film/new…
The word "stan" for hardcore fans originated from a dark Eminem song about Stan a tragically obsessed fan, which he made, with the intention of discouraging fans from being his "stans". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
In 2014, due to a glitch in the Canadian version of iTunes, a Taylor Swift song titled β€œTrack 3” was released and immediately shot to the top of the charts. Fans who downloaded the song had purchased eight seconds of static noise for $1.29. time.com/3531142/taylor-s…
Bill Burr repeatedly mocked the Star Wars franchise and its fans before accepting the role of Mayfeld in The Mandalorian - he was cast because it was believed his past criticism of the franchise would make his casting more amusing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
Keith Moon passed out onstage with The Who after taking a combination of tranquillisers and brandy. Scot Halpin, a fan from the audience, was invited up from the crowd to drum for the rest of the gig. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
In 2015, a Fallout fan sent Bethesda 2000 bottlecaps. They received a free copy of fallout 4. It had taken them 7 years to collect the bottlecaps. The package weighed 11 pounds. gamespot.com/articles/fal…
Today I learned of the "Nika riots" 30,000 people died in the largest sports riot ever recorded, started between fans of two opposing chariot racing teams, Constantinople, 532 AD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
30 Seconds To Mars singer, Jared Leto was once sent a severed ear by a fan, as a gift, with a note attached that read, "Are you listening?" Leto poked a hole in it, thread a string through it and wore it as a necklace. cbsnews.com/news/fan-send…
Saddam Hussein had a trust fund for his children called "Montana Management", named after the money-laundering front company from "Scarface", which the family were fans of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
In 1997, a woman from Kentucky left macho movie star Charles Bronson all of her money in a handwritten willβ€”a total of about $300,000. She’d never met him; she was just a fan. nypost.com/1999/02/24/bro…
At the request of Vanessa Bryant, the Staples Center cataloged all the items at the makeshift memorial fans made for Kobe and Gianna. Among the items were 1,353 basketballs, 14 banners, 25,000 candles, 5,000 letters, 500 stuffed animals. All the flowers were reused as mulch. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
The band Creed got sued by fans in 2003 because of how intoxicated the bands singer was during one of their concerts in the Chicago area rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Taylor Swift used facial recognition at a concert in 2018 to identify known stalkers. The photos were taken at a rehearsal clip photo booth and transmitted to s control center for processing, without the fans knowledge rollingstone.com/culture/…
Paul McCartney is a Marvel comics fan. In 1975 he wrote a song about the X-Men called "Magneto and Titanium Man" for his album "Venus and Mars". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
Fans of the 1960s British TV series "The Prisoner" hated the series finale so much that they aggressively protested at the home of lead actor/director Patrick McGoohan, causing him to temporarily leave the country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
Only Fans was created as a general content subscription service. The concept was to allow content by occupations such as fitness experts and musicians. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onl…
Today I learned that Louis Armstrong was an outspoken fan of laxatives for weight loss and created risquΓ© cards showing his enthusiasm using the slogan β€œSatch says β€œLeave it all behind ya!”” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
J.K. Rowling wrote a real person into The Goblet of Fire. The girl was named Natalie McDonald, a Harry Potter fan who was dying of leukaemia while Rowling was still writing the book. You see her character as a first-year who dons the sorting hat and is sorted into Gryffindor. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The funk band Vulfpeck released a completely silent album on Spotify and asked their fans to play it on repeat while they slept. The album, called Sleepify, earned $20,000 in royalties before spotify caught on, allowing Vulfpeck to give their fans a free tour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sle…
After the Beatles fired drummer Pete Best in favor of Ringo Starr, he formed a new band and released the album: "Best of the Beatles", a play on his own name. This led to disappointment from fans who bought the album without reading the track listing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Leeds United's manager, Marcelo Bielsa, once chased fans with a grenade after they confronted him after a derby defeat in Argentina onefootball.com/en/news/m…
The primary function of a bathroom vent fan is not for removing odors but to exhaust warm, moist air created from using the shower or bathtub which discourages mold growth. thespruce.com/why-you-nee…
Bladeless fans blow 10 to 20 times more air than it takes in due to β€œinducement” & β€œentrainment” only-fans.org/video/eEaUH…
Joe Manganiello is a huge D&D fan and frequently hosts celebrity D&D campaigns that include: Vince Vaughn, Tom Morello, Patton Oswalt and James Gunn among many others.. variety.com/2020/biz/feat…
A Marine sniper unit in Iraq became huge fans of Gilmore Girls. Near Christmas in 2005 one of them wrote to the show's creator about the lack of male clothing options in the show's gift store. Weeks later they received five boxes of Gilmore Girls jackets. thisamericanlife.org/606/…
George Fan (Designer and Creator of Plants vs Zombies) was fired by EA in 2012 for refusing to add microtransactions as he was against the idea of making Plants vs Zombies a pay to win game. bleedingcool.com/games/ea…
Simpsons creator Matt Groening said he was the fan of Beavis and Butthead, because the show largely took "the heat off Bart Simpson being responsible for the downfall of western civilization." mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The Pretenders song "My City Was Gone" is used as the Rush Limbaugh Show theme song. Despite her liberal politics, Chrissie Hynde approves of its use because her parents were big Limbaugh fans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_…

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