I don't know about you, but I like reading unusual facts about celebrities. There's just something about seeing that your favorite singer has the same phobia you do or that your favorite actor has a similar past that makes them seem more relatable, a little less “distant”. Personally, I love the stories about the “softer sides” we normally wouldn't see. Given all the negativity in the world around us, it's nice to read something positive for a change. I had a really hard time picking the best ones, but here are a few of my favorite facts about celebrities. You've probably heard some of them before, but I still think they're interesting. Since I got most of them from multiple celebrity and magazine websites, I'm assuming they're true. If not, feel free to correct me in the comments.
This is one of the strangest (and yet least surprising) facts about celebrities I found. Buzzfeed.com says that Nicholas Cage once bought a pet octopus because he thought it would help him with acting. I haven't seen many of his movies lately so I don't know how effective it's been. I'll let you be the judge.