TIL Kate Winslet keeps her Oscar in the bathroom so her guests can hold it and make acceptance speeches in the mirror without feeling self conscious    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/ag089o/til_kate_winslet_keeps_her_oscar_in_the_bathroom/

 

TIL John Cleese’s family name was originally Cheese, but his grandfather changed it to “Cleese” when he entered the military to avoid being picked on    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/29blj7/til_john_cleeses_familys_surname_was_cheese_until/

 

TIL Eddie Murphy recorded “Party All The Time” following a $1 million bet with Richard Pryor that he couldn’t sing. The album it appears on is dedicated to Pryor, with the liner notes reading “To Richard Pryor, my idol with whom I have a $1,000,000 bet. No Mother Fucker, I didn’t forget.”    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/kyriph/til_eddie_murphy_recorded_party_all_the_time/

 

TIL that in 2008, a stamp was issued by the country of Albania to honor John Belushi    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/lc53oy/til_that_in_2008_a_stamp_was_issued_by_the/

 

TIL That Nicolas Cage convinced Johnny Depp to pursue acting while playing a game of Monopoly    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/zc9ao/til_that_nicolas_cage_convinced_johnny_depp_to/

 

TIL Howard Hughes was an insomniac and was frustrated that there was nothing good on TV late at night, so he bought a TV station and had it play his favorite movies 24/7    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/8jzn8e/til_howard_hughes_was_an_insomniac_and_was/

 

TIL Keanu Reeves turned down $11 million to do Speed 2 and instead toured with his band and took the title role in a 1995 Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet in Winnipeg, Manitoba.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/7x4ec0/til_keanu_reeves_turned_down_11_million_to_do/

 

TIL that , in 1951, after his plane crashed into the ocean, Clint Eastwood swam 3 miles to safety    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/peoia/til_that_in_1951_after_his_plane_crashed_into_the/

 

TIL Beyonce’s Lyric mentioning of Red Lobster caused a sales increase of 33%    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/77jx3i/til_beyonces_lyric_mentioning_of_red_lobster/

 

TIL Hedy Lamarr, who was once voted most beautiful woman in the world, also invented a torpedo navigation system still that is still used today    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/qh8y8/til_hedy_lamarr_who_was_once_voted_most_beautiful/