Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want.

-Ryan Gosling

1/25. Ryan once bought out an entire Girl Scout Cookie stand and handed them out to people on the street.

2/25. When he was a kid, Ryan filled a Fisher-Price Magic kit with steak knives, brought them to school, and threw them at kids at recess.

3/25. He was cast in The Notebook because the director thought he wasnt cool or good-looking. Ryan recalls the director saying, When I got there, he was standing in his backyard, and he looked at me and said, I want you to play this role because youre not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. Youre not handsome, youre not cool, youre just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts.

4/25. When The Mickey Mouse Club auditioned children in Montreal, 12 year-old Ryan went along. He was hired by Disney, and went on to do an indelible stint as a 'Mouseketeer' with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, at which point he allegedly proved such a bad influence on the girls that their mothers complained to Disney. According to Gosling, 'I just told them what I heard - like positions and stuff.' Teaching Britney Spears about sex: Now there's an achievement!

5/25. Ryan Gosling was supposed to play the lead in The Lovely Bones but was fired when he showed up on set weighing 210 pounds. He was cast when he weighed 150 pounds.

6/25. To gain all that weight he would melt Haagen Dazs and drink it when he was thirsty.

7/25. When he was a kid, he could do an absolutely epic rendition of Everybody Dance Now.

8/25. Britney Spears used to play spin the bottle with him.

9/25. Ryan built the car he used in Drive. The director said, Ryan wanted to build his own car. So the car, the Malibu, the old gray car he drives around, he built himself. He took it apart and put it back together.

10/25. He has a sister named Mandi.

11/25. Ryan built the table from The Notebook that he and Rachel McAdams consummated their relationship on. He also made the chairs at the front of the house.

More Ryan Gosling facts on the next page!

12/25. In 2007, the producer of Fracture had a hard time contacting Ryan Gosling to give him the script because he was living in a tent in the woods for reasons he wont disclose. Apparently he lived off the grid for two months.

13/25. After eating an awesome meal, Ryan, on a whim, decided to open a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills called Tagine. It made him bankrupt and he had to do all the plumbing.

14/25. And yes, he even did the dishes.

15/25. Ryan Cabrera has a Ryan Gosling tattoo on his calf.

16/25. Ryan gave himself his own tattoo with a tattoo kit. It was supposed to be a bloody monsters hand but it looks more like a cactus.

He said: One of my tattoos is supposed to be a monsters hand dropping a bloody heart but I did it myself with a tattoo kit so it looks like a cactus.

17/25. He believes theres an army of cats patrolling Disney World that comes out at night and eat all the mice.

18/25. During the first season of The Mickey Mouse Club, Ryan and his family lived in the Yogi Bear trailer park down the road from the studio.

19/25. After Hurricane Katrina he packed a car and headed to Mississippi to help build a monastery.

20/25. His parents are Mormon after they were converted by missionaries knocking on their door.

Ryan and his mother

21/25. His perfect day would involve sitting in a room and knitting all day. He absolutely loves knitting.

22/25. He dated Sandra Bullock from 20022003. She was 16 years older than him. In 2011, he said she was one of the greatest girlfriends, I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time. I havent met anybody who could top them. The other girl hes referring to was Rachel McAdams.

23/25. His favorite place in the L.A. area is Disneyland. He often goes alone, wears headphones and a hat, and goes on rides all day.

24/25. His dog George has a mohawk because his dog insists on it. Ryan said, Ten years ago I shaved a mohawk just for the summer. And then, every time it started to grow out, he turned into a total jerk. And then, Id shave it back and hed turn into a nice guy again.

25/25. A sushi restaurant in San Diego has a bathroom devoted to him.

Casualest of Casual. #RyanGoslingBathroom #BangBangSD

A photo posted by Yvanna Rivera (@yvannarivera) on

Share with a Ryan Gosling fan you know!

Clint Patterson/Unsplash

Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.

Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

I hate ghosts, even if it's Casper. My life is already stressful enough. I don't need to creeped out by spirits from the beyond. Shouldn't they be resting and basking in the glow of the great beyond instead of menacing the rest of us?

The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.

Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.

Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:

Reddit, what are your creepy encounters with something that you are convinced was paranormal?
Keep reading... Show less
Image by Denise Husted from Pixabay

The past year brought about much anxiety and it's been a challenge to find the light in what has felt like perpetual darkness.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Gabriela Sanda from Pixabay

A lot of talk going on about women's bodies, isn't there?

Not necessarily with women front and center as part of the conversation, unfortunately.

Keep reading... Show less