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In recent years Channing Tatum has become a megastar in Hollywood. He does everything from Tarantino films to Brom Coms with Jonah Hill.

You may know him best as a stripper in the Magic Mike series, but if you're a true Tatur Tot, then you'll love these lesser known facts about him.

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1/22. Channing severely burned the end of his penis during the filming of The Eagle when a crew member poured boiling water down his wet suit in an attempt to keep him warm. The water would normally be diluted.

2/30. His big break was being cast in Ricky Martin's music video "She Bangs," where he was paid $400 for a seven day shoot.

3/22. Magic Mike's $6.5 million budget was self-financed by Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh.

4/22. Emma Watson was so weirded out by his performance in This is the End that she had to leave the set.


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5/22. He has modelled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Dolce & Gabbana and Aeropostale.

6/22. He claims that having a child made him 'fappy' - fat and happy.

7/22. His family has lived in the American South for many generations, at least since the 1700s.

8/22. The "Chicago" scene in Jupiter Ascending was the longest sequence in the script and, on it's own, required Mila Kunis and Tatum to film every day for six months.



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9/22. Has said of male stripping: "Men go to strip clubs for a pretty simple reason. It's a carnal, visual thing. The point of male stripping is to bring women onstage and embarrass them so their friends can cheer them on. Women go to watch their friends' faces turn red and to have a night of camaraderie with their girlfriends."

10/22. The scene in Foxcatcher where he breaks the mirror is real and was unscripted. He got so into the role that it just happened.

11/22. He worked as a construction worker, a mortgage broker, a salesman at the cologne counter of Dillard's, and a worker in a puppy/kitty nursery before started a modelling career.


12/22. He was sent to a military school in ninth grade, where he joined the football team and intended to get a scholarship to play after graduation.


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13/22. He moved from Alabama to Mississippi at age 6, where his family lived on a bayou.


14/22. His being cast as Jody Domergue in Quentin Tarentino's The Hateful Eight could be viewed as an homage to Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), where Leone cast Henry Fonda as the primary antagonist.


15/22. He auditioned for the role of Gambit in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) before the role was eliminated, but will portray him in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).

16/22. He received a full athletic football scholarship at Glenville State College in West Virginia, but he dropped out of college.


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17/22. His favourite childhood film was the adventure comedy film The Goonies.

18/22. He was originally very intimidated by the idea of dancing in the Step Up movies, since he was not a professional dancer.

19/22. He made the transition from modelling to acting because he did not find modelling challenging enough.

20/22. He became a father for the 1st time at age 33 when his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum gave birth to their daughter Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum on May 31, 2013.


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21/22. He learned 1940's style tap dancing for the Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar!, in which he plays an actor working in a 1950 musical/dance movie called "Last Call".

In a barroom scene, with a dozen dancing sailors, his dance work required highly acrobatic tap combined with swing style. Doing his own work, one number included going from a standing position in front of the bar to a sustained handstand on the edge of the bar, culminating in somersaults to the end of the bar.

22. He passed on the film 21 Jump Street twice before being convinced by Jonah Hill to take the role.


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Life is hard. It's a miracle to make it through with some semblance of sanity. We are all plagued by grief and trauma. More and more people of all backgrounds are opening up about personal trauma and its origins. Finally! For far too long we've been too silent on this topic. And with so many people unable to afford mental health care, the outcomes can be damaging.

All of our childhoods have ups and downs and memories that can play out like nightmares. We carry that, or it follows us and the first step in recovery is talking about it. So who feels strong enough to speak?

Redditor u/nthn_thms wanted to see who was willing to share about things they'd probably rather forget, by asking:

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Now that doesn't mean that all of us are making it difficult to partner up. Sure, some people are too picky and mean-spirited, but some of the rest of us are crazy and too much to handle. So one has to be sure.

The truth is, being single is confusing, no matter how much we try to match. So let's try to understand...

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Whether you're an at home parent, a college student just leaving the nest, or a Food Network junkie, there are a few basic tips that everyone should know.

Chef's gave us some of their top tips for amateurs and beginner at home cooks that will really make a difference. They are trained professionals with years of experience in the kitchen, so they definitely know what we're all missing.

If you're looking to improve some of your cooking skills and techniques, but you're still learning how to boil water correctly, this list is for you.

Redditor BigBadWolf44 wanted in on the secrets and asked:

"Chefs of Reddit, what's one rule of cooking amateurs need to know?"

Let's learn from the masters!


What a common mistake!

"A lot of the time when people add salt to a dish because they think it tastes flat, what it really needs is an acid like lemon juice or vinegar."

- Vexvertigo

"Instructions unclear I drugged my dinner party guests and now they're high on acid."

- itsyoboi_human

"Yes! Or tomatoes. They're pretty acidic too and go with so many things. Our dinners are so much better once the garden tomatoes are ripe. Or if a dish is too acidic, oil/butter or a little sugar can help add balance to it."

- darkhorse85

"Like tomato and eggs. Every Chinese mom makes those slightly differently and I haven't had a tomato egg dish I didn't like yet."

- random314

"There's a book called 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' that comes highly recommended to amateur cooks."

- Osolemia

"Reading even just the first chapter about salt made a lot of food I cooked immediately better, because I finally understood salt wasn't just that thing that sat on the dinner table that you applied after the meal was cooked."

- VaultBoy42

"Salt is important for sweets. A batch of cookies without that little hint of salt doesn't taste quite right."

- Osolemia

Unfortunately, this tip might not be accessible to everyone. Many people who contracted COVID can no longer use their sense of smell the way they used to.

"Have a friend that lost his smell from COVID, and now he only recognizes if food is salty, sweet, sour or bitter."

- AlphaLaufert99

"Just wait until he gets his sense of smell back and a ton of foods smell like ammonia or literal garbage now. Yeah, that's fun... It's been 7 months for f*cks sake just let me enjoy peanut butter again!!!!!!!!!"

- MirzaAbdullahKhan

You can't take back what you've already put in.

"You can always add, but you cannot take away."

- El_Duende666

"I find people's problems usually are they're too scared to add rather than they add too much."

- FreeReflection25

"I see you also grew up white in the mid-west."

- Snatch_Pastry

Safety first!

"Not really a cooking tip, but a law of the kitchen: A falling knife has no handle."

- wooddog

"I'm always so proud of my reflexes for not kicking in when I fumble a knife."

"If I drop anything else, my stupid hands are all over themselves trying to catch it (and often failing). But with a knife the hardwired automatic reaction is jump back immediately. Fingers out of the way, feet out of the way, everything out of the way. Good lookin out, cerebellum!"

- sonyka

"Speaking of KICKING in. On first full time cooking job I had a knife spin and fall off the counter. My (stupid) reflex was to put my foot under it like a damn hacky sack to keep it from hitting the ground. Went through the shoe, somehow between my toes, into the sole somehow without cutting me. Lessons learned: (1) let it fall; (2) never set a knife down close to the edge or with the handle sticking out; (3) hacky sack is not nearly as cool as it could be."

- AdjNounNumbers

"Similarly, NEVER put out a grease or oil fire with water. Smother with a lid or dump baking soda in there (do not use flour, as it can combust in the air making things worse)."

- Metallic_Substance

How else will you know it tastes good?

"Taste the food."

- OAKRAIDER64

"Also don't be afraid to poke and prod at it. I feel like people think the process is sacred and you can't shape/flip/feel/touch things while you cook them. The more you are hands on, the more control you have."

"No, this does not include situations where you are trying to sear something. Ever try flipping a chicken thigh early? That's how you rip a chunk out of it and leave it glued to the pan until it's burnt."

- Kryzm

Here's one just for laughs.

"When you grab a pair of tongs, click them a few times to make sure they are tongs."

- Kolshdaddy

"People really overlook this one. You've gotta tong the tongs a minimum of 3 times to make sure they tong, or else it can ruin the whole dish."

- BigTimeBobbyB

If you're looking to get into cooking or to improve you technique, pay attention to these few tips.

Salt generously, add an acid to brighten things up, and don't forget to taste your food!

If all else fails, you can always order take out.

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As part of the learning process, children often do embarrassing things before they learn a little more about the world and all the different implications therein. While the inappropriate moment is usually minor and ends in laugher some instances are truly mortifying.

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