30 Fun Facts About Evangeline Lilly

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  • Evangeline auditioned for the role of Kate Austen in Lost along with 75 other women. Even with no previous acting experience aside from extra work, she was offered the role almost instantly.
  • However, it was difficult for her to obtain a work visa for the United States. It took 20 attempts before she was finally given the visa she needed, at which point she immediately flew to Hawaii and arrived on the set of Lost one day late.
  • As of 2017, her net worth is $15 million dollars.
  • Evangeline Lilly’s nickname on the set of Lost was “Monkey” because she climbed trees on set. If she’s shown climbing a tree in the show – it’s real.
  • In 2006, an electrical issue caused her house in Kailua, Hawaii, to burn down which destroyed the house and all of her possessions. Lilly had previously taken the original letter Sawyer had in Lost, as a souvenir – this letter was also lost in the fire.
  • Lilly met her long-term boyfriend, Normal Kalo, while working on Lost. Normal was a production assistant for the film crew.
  • Together, they have two children. They had their first child in 2011, Kahekili, which is Hawaiian for “the thunder” because he was born during a thunderstorm. They also have a daughter who was born in 2015.
  • Both children were delivered at home – the first one was even delivered outside!
  • Evangeline Lilly has been a fan of Tolkien’s books since the age of 13, so she jumped at the opportunity to play Tauriel in The Hobbit. In order to prepare for the role, she underwent training for swordplay, archery, and learned some of the Elvish language.
  • She is a published author for the children’s book series, The Squickerwonkers. She said that the idea for the books first came to her when she was 14 years old.
  • Lilly debuted her first book for the series in 2013.
  • She has said that she considers acting to be a day job, while motherhood and writing are her top priorities.
  • Evangeline has contributed to many humanitarian efforts, auctioning off lunches with herself, and running an organization that helps widows and children in Rwanda, among many other efforts.
  • In her spare time, she likes to draw and paint.
  • Evangeline Lilly is a notoriously bad driver. She has been in at least 8 car accidents, and none of them were with another car.
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    Michelle Gabriel is a freelance writer and blogger and currently loving it! Her primary focus and passion is traveling, which she does full time and continues to be her preferred topic when composing articles.

    30 Impressive Facts About Vincent van Gogh

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    Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous and revered artists of the world. Commonly known as a tortured individual, but highly respected by artists and spectators alike.

    Even though van Gogh was never famous during his life, his posthumous notoriety remains to be massive. Check out these 30 incredible facts about this amazing post-impressionist painter!

    1. Vincent van Gogh was born March 30th, 1853 in the Netherlands.
    2. There was another Vincent van Gogh before him – his brother who died during labor was given the same name.
    3. Many people have trouble pronouncing his name – often saying “van go” however, it is actually said “van gokh.”
    4. During his lifetime, van Gogh created about 2,100 pieces of art, 860 of which were oil paintings. Most of them were done in the last 2 years of his life.
    5. It wasn’t until he was 27 that Vincent started painting. He was self-taught, save for attending art school in Antwerp for a few months only 4 years before his death.
    6. While attending the art school, he would get in trouble with the instructor because of his unconventional painting style.
    7. Because he couldn’t afford to pay models, van Gogh would initially paint flowers, landscapes, and himself.
    8. Van Gogh painted over 30 self-portraits.
    9. Originally, Vincent was meant to become a pastor like his father was.
    10. Recently, a grasshopper was found stuck in one of van Gogh’s paintings – the paint kept it preserved for 100 years!
    11. While he was alive, van Gogh only sold one painting, The Red Vineyard. He didn’t become famous until after he died.
    12. Van Gogh had many illnesses, including epilepsy, hallucinations, and mental issues.
    13. During his lifetime, Vincent wrote over 800 letters, mostly to his brother, Theo, who was also his closest friend.
    14. Theo supported van Gogh financially for most of his life.
    15. Vincent used the money he received from his brother on painting materials and models, which caused him to eat and live in poverty. His diet was mainly bread, coffee, and tobacco.
    16. The most famous piece of work done by van Gogh, Starry Night, was done while Vincent was staying in an asylum in France that he checked himself into.
    17. While he was having an epileptic seizure, Vincent made a move to attack his friend with a razor. He ended up cutting off a piece of his own ear, but not the entire thing like most people think!
    18. Van gogh did not have the best luck with women – at one point he proposed to his widowed cousin and actively pursued her, but she refused. It was mostly because Vincent wasn’t able to support himself.
    19. On another occasion, he and his neighbor’s daughter fell in love together but their families disapproved of them getting married. The woman tried to overdose and kill herself, but van Gogh rushed her to a hospital.
    20. Vincent thought the night time was much more alive and colorful than the daytime, so sometimes he would paint with candles lining his hat so he could see.
    21. Van Gogh died because he shot himself in the chest while out painting in a field. He still managed to walk back home and upstairs to his room.
    22. After the shooting, Vincent lived for 30 hours. He spent his final moments with his brother who heard his final words, “The sadness will last forever.”
    23. At his funeral, Theo let Vincent’s small circle of friends take one of his paintings in order to remember him by. Vincent’s therapist took as many paintings as he could carry. They stayed in the family for many years until they donated most of them to the Louvre.
    24. It wasn’t until 11 years after he died that his paintings started to gain attention.
    25. Theo’s wife had collected Vincent’s paintings and letters, and committed herself to spreading his work so it would gain acknowledgement. If not for her, he may not have been as famous!
    26. The most money ever spent for a van Gogh painting was $82.5 million dollars at an auction for Portrait of Dr. Gachet.
    27. After van Gogh died, the innkeeper of where he stayed sold his two van Gogh paintings for $10 in 1905 because he thought they were useless due to deterioration.
    28. The relationship between Vincent and his brother Theo was so strong, Theo became severely depressed shortly after Vincent died. Theo passed away only 4 months after and was buried. His wife recognized their bond, and had his remains exhumed so the brothers could be buried next to each other.
    29. Van Gogh’s art style is known to feature vibrant yellows, however the pigment that was used is chemically unstable and ages poorly, so the actual luminance of the paintings is unknown.
    30. Because his name was constantly misspelled, he decided to sign his paintings as “Vincent” instead. He didn’t sign all of his paintings either – only the ones he thought were done.

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    25 Incredible Facts About Albert Einstein


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  • A document focusing on the scientists association with pacifists and socialists was collated by the FBI in 1933; it stood a whopping 1,427 pages high.
  • Edgar Hoover tried to keep Einstein out of the country only to be overruled by the U.S. State Department.
  • As Einstein neared the end of his life in 1952, the scientist was actually given the opportunity to become president of Israel but being his usual pacifist self, he turned the job down.
  • Even though he will be remembered for his work with relativity, Einstein received his Nobel for his work with the Photoelectric effect.
  • In New York – buried away in a safe box – lies Einstein’s eyeballs after they were given to Henry Adams; the scientists eye doctor.
  • Einstein’s wrinkles and eyes appeared in Star Wars after the make-up supervisor responsible for Yoda based the features on the visionary.
  • Einstein loved to smoke; he smoked a pipe and claimed that it helps calm and focus a man.
  • Like The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper, Albert Einstein refused to learn to drive.
  • Einstein started tutoring youngsters around the turn of the century as his financial situation became so poor.
  • For 20 years from 1913 to 1933, Einstein was director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics.
  • Einstein Syndrome is the condition of delayed speech in those who are gifted. It was discovered by Dr. Thomas Sowell.
  • Albert had mastered calculus by the tender age of 15.
  • A man who worked on his ideas until the day he died, a man who focused every minute of his life to science and discovery. Even his greatest blunder turned out to be revolutionary.

    Whether you class the man as a crazy, deluded domestic abuser, or a scientific god among men responsible for almost every major breakthrough in the physics world, you have to respect the sheer intelligence and brilliance that was Albert Einstein.

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    40 Fun Facts About Jack Gilinsky


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  • The Jack’s single, Doing It Right made it to number 7 on the US Hip Hop chart, putting them with the likes of DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino.
  • In June 2014, Jack graduated from Omaha Westside High School.
  • After the Magcon tour, the Jack’s went to Los Angeles to work on their headline tour, DigiTour Jack and Jack. 14 out of the 18 shows completely sold out.
  • In December 2014, following the duo’s headline tour, a full-length documentary movie of their tour was released online by DigiTour Media.
  • In 2015, Jack & Jack made their TV debut after appearing on ABC singing Tides on their popular show The View.
  • When asked which artist is his biggest inspiration on Ask FM he chose Picasso.
  • Jack is a big NSync fan, after given the choice of NSync or Backstreet Boys, his answer was “NSync forever, no competition”.
  • Over 75% of the music Jack has released has appeared on an array of Billboard Charts.
  • In March 2015 Jack and his co-star sang on one of the biggest stages in the UK; Wembley Arena, in London.
  • The Instagram account @thelifeofcub was made for Jack’s Pomeranian-Maltese-husky Libby, Jack captioned one photo “Finally got this little guy an account of his own”.
  • On 24th July 2015, Jack & Jack’s first EP, Calibraska hit number 1 on the iTunes charts within hours of its release.
  • In September 2016, Jack Gilinsky was arrested for “accidentally” walking out an airport store with a sweatshirt without paying for it. After the manager refused to let Jack pay for the items, the police was called. Jack’s other half (Jack Johnson) started the Twitter hashtag #freegilinsky, which was trending in the US. Gilinksky was released 4 hours later.
  • Jack & Jack released a very strange iPhone App called Let it Goat, a free platform game which seems to combine many of the favorite Appstore classics including Mario, Temple Run and numerous others.
  • Jack Gilinksy & Madison Beer have been dating since summer 2014. They announced their relationship to fans during the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber in March 2015. Generally, they keep their relationship very private.
  • At DigiTour 2015 and CitiField, Jack & Jack took to the stage alongside other acts including Trevor Moran & Demi Lovato.
  • In September 2016, Jack & Jack met up with fans for the debut of their first book “You Don’t Know Jacks”. The book is an inside look at their lives, as told by the guys themselves.
  • Jack Gilinksy has abs. He often posts topless photos on his Instagram.
  • For 2016, Jack let his girlfriend Madison do his Halloween makeup.
  • Jack & Madison have a pet dog called Cub.
  • His Snapchat, Twitter & Instagram profile names is jackgilinsky.
  • Whatever your opinion of this musical YouTuber, you have to give the guy some respect, if not for his personality then solely for his musical ability and his entrepreneurial success.

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    23 Facts About YouTube Star Casey Neistat


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  • His least favorite thing about living in NYC is the noise pollution.
  • Upon shooting a car commercial on the Salt flats in Utah, Casey liked how the salt looked stuck in the rim of his glasses. He decided to make a permanent version with spraypaint, which ended up becoming his signature look.
  • Casey proposed to his wife, Candice, in Amsterdam. They were married in South Africa, and went on their honeymoon in Southeast Asia.
  • In only 18 months, Neistat went from 500,000 subscribers to 4 million.
  • Post-production for his vlogs takes 2-7 hours on average.
  • When his pregnant wife’s water broke, he was in San Francisco and she was in Houston. He booked the first flight and made it in time to see his daughter, Francine, born.
  • His favorite book is The Autobiography of Malcom X.
  • While shooting a commercial for Jack Spade, he and his brother filled up a tote bag with fireworks and lit it to show that the bag was durable which set the studio on fire.
  • Neistat has spoken at many colleges such as MIT, Yale, and Harvard.
  • Because Casey flies so much, he never pays for first class but instead upgrades by using points with American Airlines loyalty.
  • Nearly everything in his studio is designed and made custom by himself.
  • Casey’s favorite restaurant is Scott’s Lobster Dock in Conneticut.


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    Growing up with an English teacher for a mom, writing seems to be hereditary. Even as I got older, I continued writing for myself. Now, I’m getting into freelance writing and blogging and loving it! My primary focus and passion is traveling, which I do full time and continues to be my preferred topic when composing articles.