Random 80s Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know

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For real, these facts are random and super cool. The 80s was a very special decade that is unapologetically weird, and will always have a special place in our hearts (even those who weren’t alive back then!)

Stay Puft Suits

The iconic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man suit in Ghostbusters took $20,000 to make! Now, times that by three suits, and they had to spend $60,000 on three suits that they had to destroy to film the scenes.

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Van Halen’s M&M Controversy

Most people know about Van Halen’s weird M&M request. At their shows, they requested a bowl of M&Ms minus all of the brown candies. This wasn’t because they were drama queens, but they wanted to see how detail-oriented a venue was. They knew that the venue didn’t read their rider if the brown M&Ms were in the mix.

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The More You Know

  • Before mating, the female giraffe will first urinate in the male's mouth.
  • But the loudest animal relative to its size is a water bug.
  • A U.S. park ranger named Roy C. Sullivan held the record for being struck by lightning the most times, having been struck — and surviving — seven times between 1942 and 1977.
  • Abraham Lincoln was a wrestling champion.
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