I Never Knew These 16 Strange And Shocking Facts About The Beatles.

The Beatles are the most prolific band in history. Period. Even if you grew up somehow oblivious of their musical impact, possibly because you grew up under a rock, chances are likely that at some point you’ve still found yourself occasionally humming a few bars of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” without even realizing it.

The truest testament to their undeniable iconic status is how, after all these years, discoveries are still being made about John, Paul, George, and Ringo that would shock even the most emphatic super-fans of the world’s most beloved rock group. Think you’re a true Beatlemaniac? Take a look at these facts and test your knowledge.

1.) Along with all the screaming, concerts were extra unbearable due to the usual smell of urine from the over-excited fans. Gross.

2.) The rest of the band (minus Ringo who wasn’t around yet) were present when George lost his virginity during their stint in Hamberg, Germany. They were in bunk beds and the others cheered when he was, um, finished.

3.) The band’s breakup officially occurred in the most magical place on earth: Disney World. According to John’s mistress at the time, May Pang, she was with him when he signed the document disbanding the group while at their suite in the Polynesian Village Hotel.

4.) John encouraged the lads to purchase a small cluster of private islands off the coast of Greece as their own utopian community, but the plans never went though.

5.) A sneaky dentist introduced John and George to LSD while they were all at dinner with their wives by giving them coffee laced with the drug… without their knowledge.

6.) The group spend most of 1960 in Hamberg (again, minus Ringo, though he was there with another band at the same time!). Two of the members were actually forced to leave the country, George because he was discovered to be a minor and Paul because he and drummer Pete Best set fire to a condom on the wall of their sketchy club venue. The manager had them deported.

7.) Among the many things the band were firsts to pioneer, the cover for Yellow Submarine features the first use to of “devil horns” on an album cover.

8.) When their debut record first hit American airwaves in Chicago and LA, it didn’t make much of a splash. It’s believed a teenager in Maryland is responsible for requesting their music to her local DJ and lighting the fuse for Beatlemania on this side of the pond.

9.) Legendary songwriting duo Lennon/McCartney met for the first time in 1957…And John was totally day drunk.

10.) The Vatican officially claims Revolver as the best pop album of all time. Good to know what the Pope jams to!

11.) During their decline as a band, George had an affair with Ringo’s wife and claimed to be in love with her at a dinner party. John, present at the dinner, called it “incest.”

12.) In the mid-1960s, John had a molar removed and gave it to his housekeeper to dispose of. Instead, she kept it as a souvenir for her Beatlemaniac daughter and after years of being passed down in the family, it was auctioned off in 2011 for $31,000. The owner hopes to clone Lennon.

13.) Ringo brought an extra suitcase full of one thing with him during the band’s iconic trip India: baked beans. After suffering various ailments in childhood, his stomach couldn’t quite handle the spicy food available in the country.

14.) After a 5 year relationship, Paul’s engagement to actress Jane Asher ended when she found him in bed with American reporter Francie Shwartz.

15.) “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” is FOR REAL not about LSD. However, the song “Doctor Robert” absolutely is.

16.) According to ex-wife Pattie Boyd’s autobiography, at one point during her marriage to George he began refusing to have sex with her “unless for procreation” at the height of his growing interest in the Hare Krishna movement.

(H/T: Huffington Post.)

If this is what we’re still discovering about a band from the 60s, imagine what we’ll find out about today’s teeny boppers in time. Actually, never mind. I don’t want to know.

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Jon Lovitz addresses backlash from Left: ‘Twitchy gets the humor’

http://twitter.com/#!/TwitchyTeam/status/232957047149305856

You, dear Twitchy reader, get it.

So says embattled comedian and actor Jon Lovitz in an interview with Breitbart.com. Despite the volumes of evidence provided by one conservative hashtag game takeover after another, conservatives have a reputation for lacking a sense of humor. Lovitz, though, has seen otherwise. “[Breitbart] and Twitchy.com, they get the humor. The Huffington Post … their comedy guys have no sense of humor and their headlines are lying,” said Lovitz.

Lovitz earned the scorn of the Left in April when he called the idea that the rich don’t pay their taxes “fucking bullshit.”

Here's the video of what I said about the President… it's a lot different when you watch it. http://t.co/pZAkDyZH

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

Twitchy was there to document the left’s meltdown, as former fans of the comic (and of freedom of speech, apparently) turned on him in a bid to either distance themselves or shame the comic back into line ideologically.

“I meant what I said,” Lovitz told Breitbart.com. “I said what I said to make people laugh.” At least some of us got it.

Previously on Twitchy:

Obama critic Jon Lovitz debates “fair share” and tax lies w/Twitter followers; plus: new vid of his remarks

Introducing the “Lovitz Curve”

Conservatives support Jon Lovitz as liberal trolls renew vile attacks

Boom! Jon Lovitz to Obama: Nobel Peace Prize? You didn’t earn that.

Left attacks Jon Lovitz for criticizing Obama; Lovitz doubles down: ‘I hate blatant pandering and lying’; Update: Lovitz hits Occupiers, capital gains tax

Awesome: Jon Lovitz calls out the Left’s despicable race card playing

Happy Birthday, Jon Lovitz!

Ellen Barkin: ‘I love everybody, except u right wing fuckin morons,’ tells Lovitz ‘shut the fuck up’; Lovitz responds

Jon Lovitz: Twitter love outweighs attacks from Left

Jon Lovitz has second thoughts about calling himself ‘liberal’

Bob Beckel: Jon Lovitz is a ‘fat jerk’; Lovitz: ‘Who’s Bob Beckel?’

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/07/jon-lovitz-addresses-backlash-from-left-twitchy-gets-the-humor/

‘Hunger Games’ actor Ian Nelson on LAX shooting: ‘The NRA should be ashamed’

http://twitter.com/#!/ianmnelson95/status/396368877946286081

“Hunger Games” actor Ian Nelson (unverified account) seems to have mistaken the National Rifle Association for LAX shooting suspect Paul Ciancia. Either that, or we and the NRA have completely missed the point of the Second Amendment.

http://twitter.com/#!/HeyRW/status/396372645484056576

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/01/hunger-games-actor-ian-nelson-on-lax-shooting-the-nra-should-be-ashamed/

Marlins OF tweets about panty-dropping, gets cyber-punched by fan

http://twitter.com/#!/LoMoMarlins/status/213467827913490433

Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison, a somewhat known Twitter celebrity, tweeted on Thursday night while at a karaoke bar that he was going to sing summer hit of the century “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen to drop some panties, but was beaten to the punch by someone else.

And then he was cyber-punched by one of his followers.

@LoMoMarlins you know what is not a panty dropper? .233 hitters

— Diamond Hoggers (@DiamondHoggers) June 15, 2012

Rough.

LoMo played it off cool, then the assailant backed down.

Beg to differ! RT @DiamondHoggers @LoMoMarlins you know what is not a panty dropper? .233 hitters

— Logan Morrison (@CupOfLoMo) June 15, 2012

@LoMoMarlins I'm just kidding you LO MO. Wouldn't mess with you if I didn't love you. Carry on.

— Diamond Hoggers (@DiamondHoggers) June 15, 2012

But then this other guy threw in a good jab at this “Diamond Hoggers” fellow.

@LoMoMarlins @diamondhoggers .233 hitters get laid 100% more than bloggers. #fact

— Kyle Fleming (@kflemin02) June 15, 2012

Ah, sometimes.

Oh, and he also participated in the current trend, “#VaginaMovieLines”

I'm going to make him a Vagina he can't refuse" – The Godfather #VaginaMovieLines

— Logan Morrison (@CupOfLoMo) June 15, 2012

"Mama always said life is like a box of Vagina's, you never know what you're going to get" – Forest Gump #VaginaMovieLines

— Logan Morrison (@CupOfLoMo) June 15, 2012

"I love the smell of Vagina in the morning" – Apocalypse Now #VaginaMovieLines

— Logan Morrison (@CupOfLoMo) June 15, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/15/marlins-of-tweets-about-panty-dropping-cyber-punched-by-fan/

Dean Cain: Common Core injecting politics into education ‘scares the crap out of me’

http://twitter.com/#!/MasterovmyFate/status/398232243619241984

“Lois and Clark” actor Dean Cain, like many citizens, is concerned to say the least about “Common Core” standards which inject politics into education:

http://twitter.com/#!/beytamover/status/398195761781178368

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/06/dean-cain-common-core-injecting-politics-into-education-scares-the-crap-out-of-me/