Bill Murray closed his deal on Meatballs the day before it started shooting and routinely ignored the script. His first day, he improvised his way through a scene where he’s introducing all the counselors-in-training – he showed up, read the pages and threw them away, saying, β€œI got this.” rollingstone.com/movies/m…
When George Clooney wanted to adopt a new dog, the rescue shelter said it was up to the dog to like Clooney, and if there wasn’t a connection, they would find the dog a different home. To make sure the dog would like him, Clooney rubbed turkey meatballs on his feet. It worked great. people.com/pets/george-cl…
Sarah Cummins & her fiancΓ© canceled their wedding yet were left with catering for 170; so she invited local shelters for the meal, including bourbon-glazed meatballs, chicken with artichokes & Chardonnay cream sauce, & wedding cake. The community donated dresses & sport coats for guests to wear. cbc.ca/news/world/wedding…
Chilean artist Marco Evaristti made meatballs from his own fat, then fed them to 12 other people in a β€œLast Supper”. uk.reuters.com/article/ou…
IKEA started serving food in its stores because the owner Ingvar Kamprad learned that many customers were leaving without buying anything due to hunger. Over 1.2 billion hot dogs and 11.6 billion Swedish meatballs have been consumed since its opening. flatpackconstruction.co.u…
The Movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" title was translated in Israel to "It's Raining Falafel". timesofisrael.com/hollywo…
The Italian-American Civil Rights League boycotted Alka-Seltzer for its "Dat's a Spicy Meatball" ad campaign, which resulted in the tv commercials being withdrawn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
Today I learned of Arthur, an street dog from Ecuador who followed a Swedish sports team during a marathon after they gave him a canned meatball. Afterwards, they adopted him and took him back to Sweden. He inspired a foundation to rescue other street dogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
There is a traditional dish in the United Kingdom called "faggots," which are meatballs made from minced off-cuts and offal, especially pork (traditionally pig's heart, liver, and fatty belly meat or bacon) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fag…
The dish "Spaghetti and Meatballs" is not at all Italian. It's 100% American. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Faggots are meatballs made from pork, together with herbs for flavoring, and bread crumbs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fag…
Spaghetti and meatballs was invented in America and not Italy. escoffieronline.com/a-his…
Today I learned that Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A Canadian First Nations fine-dining restaurant in Vancouver attracted visitors from all parts of the globe and garnered a four-star designation from the New York Times. The owners later wrote an indigenous cookbook featuring dishes like Venison Meatballs and Smoked Oolichan straight.com/article-1020…
A bully dropped 7 year old Mike Tyson's glasses in a truck's gas tank and tried to steal his meatballs. Several years later, Tyson came back and "beat him in the streets like a fucking dog." nymag.com/news/features/m…
Hulk Hogan had been considered to be the spokesperson for what became the George Foreman Grill, but chose to pitch the Hulkamania Meatball Maker instead. Foreman is estimated to have made over $200 million from the endorsement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
A Finnish food company was forced to rebrand its line of meatballs, as they did not contain enough meat. They are now known simply as 'balls'. indy100.independent.co.uk…
In the poorest areas of Africa, people wave oiled-up pans in the air, so that Midge Flies stick to it. After catching enough bugs, they are scraped off and cooked into a meatball. Catching the flies with the pan is very entertaining for the kids in the village. youtube.com/watch?v=DQeyj…
Lead singer of DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh, also made the music to Rugrats, Rocket Power, The Sims 2, the Crash Bandicoot games, The Jak&Daxter series, Dumb and Dumber, The Lego Movie, The Life Aquatic, 21/22 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,and of course Halloween Town I & II en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Frito Lay once opened a Cheeto-themed restaurant. The Spotted Cheetah revolved entirely around Cheetos, and had dishes like Cheeto meatballs and cheeto mac n cheese people.com/food/we-tried-…
The NASA logo has been called the "Meatball" since 1975. history.nasa.gov/meatball…
The Spanish language release of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" translated the title to "Rain of Hamburgers" and edited the meatballs into burgers on the poster es.doblaje.wikia.com/wiki…
IKEA meatballs make up 90% of Sweden's food exports [Crappy Bing translation] microsofttranslator.com/b…
Hulk Hogan turned down what would become spokesperson for the George Foreman grill to be the spokesperson for the Hulkamania Meatball Maker ign.com/boards/threads/hu…
There's a type of English meatball called a Faggot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fag…
The movie "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" was released in Israel as "It's Raining Falafel." jewishjournal.com/geekhee…
Spaghetti and meatballs isn't an Italian dish, it's American smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Spaghetti and Meatballs was actually invented in New York City en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
In 2013, Ikea Singapore halted sales of its meatballs due to the horsemeat scandal. Ikea then reintroduced the meatballs and sold them at 10 cents per meatball, and sold a quarter of a million meatballs in a day. everythingalsocomplain.co…
When it was released in Spanish speaking countries, the 2009 animated film "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" had its title changed to "Hamburger Rain", replacing the meatballs with hamburgers on the poster es.doblaje.wikia.com/wiki…
Campbell's Tuscan Meatball soup is actually vegetarian - the "cooked pork meatballs" are made of soy & milk only campbellsoup.ca/en-ca/pro…
Meatballs, Meatloaf, and similar ground beef food items stay pink inside even after cooking for over 3 hours due to nitrates, carbon monoxide, and/or the PH of the beef. It does not mean they are undercooked. exploratorium.edu/cooking…
The Italian dish "spaghetti and meatballs" didn't originate from Italy. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Spaghetti and Meatballs is not an Italian dish. It is purely American. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
An artist created the elaborate hoax "MeatWater", featuring flavors such as Dirty Hotdogs, Italian Meatballs, and Grilled Clams. dinnerinabottle.com/
The NASA insignia logo is known as "the blue meatball insignia" and the NASA logotype is known as "the red worm logo" jpl.nasa.gov/imagepolicy/
The round, traditional NASA logo has a nickname of "The Meatball" history.nasa.gov/meatball…
A Norwegian politician said that Keiko the orca (of Free Willy fame) should have been turned into meatballs and sent to Africa as foreign aid instead of being returned to the wild independent.co.uk/news/tu…
A Faggot is a traditional British meatball dish and in 2003 the Doody family was crowned The Faggot Family during National Faggot Week news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
A cat saved its owner and 10 others after a house fire by scratching on the floor of the attic, where the flames first ignited. The owner awoke to Meatball's scratches and pulled open the trap door to the upstairs room, discovered thick smoke and rushed to call the local fire department huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
The familiar "that's a spicy meatball" line comes from a 1970 Alka-seltzer commercial youtube.com/watch?v=NQhwN…
Jake in Adventure Time is based on Billy Murray's Character in Meatballs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adv…
In Israel, the movie β€œCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is called β€œRain of Falafel.” atlasobscura.com/articles…
Spaghetti and meatballs is an Italian-American invention blogs.smithsonianmag.com/…
The NASA logo is known as "The Meatball" history.nasa.gov/meatball…
The guys that wrote/directed Clone High also wrote/directed Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs AND 21 Jump Street(the movie) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
NPH voiced Steve the Monkey in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
Shock artist Marco Evaristti hosted a dinner party where he served meatballs made from his own fat, removed in the previous year in a liposuction operation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel…

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