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Why Do My Canned and Bottled Soda Taste So Different?

Do you ever buy a can of Coke, for example, and wonder why the canned stuff tastes so different to the stuff in the big, plastic bottles?

You aren’t alone. Most of us struggle with this from time to time, and it can be quite annoying when you cannot work out why the taste is so different. In a bid to help you out with that issue, we recommend that you take a look at why this unique difference in taste even exists. Most of the time, you would probably never guess why it exists!

The recipe is, according to the manufacturers and the ingredient lists on the back, identical. So, what is there such a clear and obvious difference in the taste? It’s hard to deny.

One of the main reasons why is that a can of soda often tastes milder and less ‘juicy’ – which some people prefer – due to the polymers in aluminum soaking it up. However, by the same token, if that makes you think that sounds dodgy, it’s believed that the acetaldehyde in the plastic can adjust the flavor of your juice, too.

How should I drink my soda, then?

Glass bottles, then, are where to go if you want something that is as close to the ‘real’ taste as is possible. However, one thing to note is that if you think canned soda tastes quite metallic, you are likely to be more sensitive to metals than the average person.

Therefore, it’s not so much that the soda tastes of metal, but that you’ve noted a heightened sensitivity to the taste of metal as soon as your lips touch the can.

So, keep this in mind the next time you buy a soda. The best way to get something close to the real thing is to buy it from a glass bottle. Then, find the best way to store it. Putting it in the fridge makes it extremely cold, but the coolness can actually limit how much the taste manages to come out from the drink: something near freezing cold will just taste fizzy and cold!

Always be sure to take the time to look at what kind of soda you prefer. We all have our own choice when it comes to the kind of bottle/can we like to drink from. Find yours, and enjoy it!

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What Are ZIP Codes? And Why Do We Use Them?

Whenever you go to buy or order something online, from fast food to something from Amazon, you’ll have to give a ZIP code. For years, many people have just done this without ever even thinking about it.

It’s as common a part of our address as, say, our house number or our state. We put it in with everything we order – but what actually is your ZIP code? Many people might provide it hundreds of times per year when they buy something, but they don’t actually know what it is or why they gave that information in the first place!

A ZIP code, then, is a very important part of finding out where we live. Everyone has their own ZIP code for the area that they live in, and these five-figured numerical collections are vital. We have to give our ZIP code to get our mail, to get items dropped off, and through some various other factors that might be very important to make sure we get what we actually paid for.

So, why do we use ZIP codes?

The ZIP code has been in use for a long, long time. It came into being in 1963, and until then the US Postal Service only used postal zones for large areas of cities. You would always have to include the ZIP code after your address but put it before the state. It was used to help keep mail more efficient and to try and minimize the risk of items being sent to the wrong part of the USA.

The ZIP code became very useful for numerous reasons, but it was to help make postal services more effective across the whole USA. The first number of the ZIP code was designated to be used for a group of states – 0 on the East Coast, 9 on the West Coast – and the second and third numbers would be the sectional center facility that the mail would be sent to for processing.

Then, the final two numbers were included to help make sure that it would go to the correct post office or post zone. As such, the famous five-figure ZIP code was born. It was a useful system that was designed to help make life easier for a busy postal service, and to this day it still plays a leading role in making that possible.

However, the system has changed a bit over the years. Did you know that the final four figures of your ZIP code might stand for something more? Now, these are to point out more specific particular areas. The sixths and seventh numbers are a delivery sector, which could be streets, a building, or an area of minor geographical size.

The last two numbers of the ZIP code are for delivery segments, like the side of the street the building is on, or the floor that the package is aimed at in a particular office. So, now that you can grasp why this system was put in place, do you think you’ll find it easier to use and remember your ZIP code?

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Hottest Mugshots of All Time

Not all mugshots are created equal, and while you would imagine the snap taken before you’re put behind prison bars is probably not the most flattering picture, this group of baddies may have broken the law, but they looked ridiculously hot doing it.

Orange Is the New Hot

Maggie Simmons was arrested back in 2010 for the classic driving after drinking one too many gin and tonics.

Her mugshot was later released on the internet, and as you can imagine it went viral. People could not get over those smoldering eyes which seem to be complemented by her orange prison wear!

Don’t let your guard down yet, there’s more…

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Unique & Funny Wedding Gowns

Whenever you think of weddings, it’s obvious that the first thing to come to mind is the wedding dress. The dress is typically white, elegant, and designed with class and taste.

Dress To Impress?

However, some brides have taken the dress creation to a whole new level, creating extremely unique designs, which some may like a lot and some may find absurd, and completely out of touch with what a wedding dress should look like.

Regardless of what others think, we can all agree these dresses are entertaining to look at!

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Jackson Kids – The Unspoken Victims

It’s safe to say that the majority of the world are familiar with (or heard of) the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Micheal spent his life in the public eye, from the day Jackson 5 kick started his music career, at age 13.

During the chaos of his career, he also became a father to three children; Michael Joseph, Paris and Prince Michael.

There is no denying that the late artist went through his fair share of adversities before he passed away. However, with the focus mainly being on Michael, it was easy to forget that his three children were attempting to lead normal lives in the process and were going through their own difficulties…

So who are these Jackson children? How did they cope with their bizarre situation? where are they now? Each child has their own story filled with events and experiences that might shock you. 

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Funny Moments At The Gym

Get your tissues ready because you’re going to cry from laughter. These gym moments are something you’ll have a hard time understanding.

A Night Out

That’s a date I would run out of. I mean who takes their date to the gym? unless, of course, the two are gym addicts. On the other hand, she just might be on her way to meet the lucky guy, and she’s getting herself ready.

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Fascinating: Dolly Parton’s Life Story and Secrets

It’s no secret that Dolly Parton is one of the biggest legends in country music history. The world has come to know and love her sweet, sultry voice and extraordinary musical talents, from a very young age. But have you noticed that she is ALWAYS wearing long sleeves? No matter how hot the temperature is outside, nor how low her short dips in the front, she will always have her arms covered up. Here’s why…

The Secrets Hidden Up Her Sleeves

To truly understand the secrets behind Dolly’s sleeves and those hidden in her hair, we’ve got to start at the beginning. Like all great musicians and artists, Dolly’s childhood and family influenced her in good and bad ways, but regardless she wouldn’t be the woman she is today without these formative years and experiences she had. It’s a great story how this little country gal went from nothing to owning her own amusement park and being one of the biggest names not only in the country music world, but in the world.

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Wow: Archaeologists Dig Up Great Stuff at the ’69 Woodstock Field

Archaeologists are always on work trying to find something from the past and evaluate its significance today. On a five day excavation, Binghamton University’s Public Archaeology Facility found some astonishing artifacts which include, parts of old aluminum that can pull tabs, bits of broken bottle glass.

However what they were exactly looking for was where The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker cheered the crowds 49 years ago.

The project director Josh Anderson explains, “The overall point of this investigation is to kind of define the stage space…We can use this as a reference point, People can stand on that and look up at the hill and say, ‘Oh, this is where the performers were. Jimi Hendrix stood here and played his guitar at 8:30 in the morning.”

This site, Max Yasgur’s farm which is 80 miles away north from New York City is in the category on historical places on the National Register. The director of The Museum at Bethel Woods, Wade Lawrence says, “This is a significant historic site in American culture, one of the few peaceful events that gets commemorated from the 1960s”. The archaeologists will help make walking routes on the site for concert’s 50th anniversary which is in the year 2019.

The aerial shots already taken are not reliable enough to conclude the exact point where the concert took place. The exact place of the original ’69 stage is underneath a layer of trampled fill. However, the Archaeologists seem to have done their homework already. They have found the spot where wooden “peace fence” was in front of the stage and can match the photos to the specific spot on the field. This wooden piece can help them estimate where the corners of the stage were 49 years back.

The archeologist worked on the site and scraped the dirt. One of the archeologists named Paul Brown says, “It’s some science. It’s some guesswork, you hope that you get lucky.”

The artifacts such as pull tab will help the archaeologist determine the surface level of the concert which was 49 years ago. The report of the site by archeologists will also be added to the museum official records to restore the significance of the place.

People have already started visiting the place and also took pictures and explored the area. One of the people who visited the site, an old Woodstock veteran named Charles Maloney says, “There’s just something about this place that — and I’m not the only one — that draws people here, I mean, this area here could have 200 people. And you can still hear the silence.”

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Funniest Fishing Photos Ever Caught On Camera

What could be possibly better than a hobby that gives you the pleasure of self-fulfillment? Ah, Fishing! Whether you do it for a calm atmosphere, serenity, stress relief, sports or social bonding, it is worth it! Not only do you get a chance to interact with nature, but you also experience fun while doing so.

Often fishing gets really crazy and so does the fishermen. Good thing for you is that we have managed to gather unexpectedly amusing events that prove fishing can be downright humorous and entertaining.

Read on and let yourself have a good old laugh on this comical fishing gallery.

The Power Of Nature

Fishing can be very intimidating too. Be cautious, if it’s your first time out on the water. The last thing you would want is to have a clash with nature. The way this pic looks, it can be assumed that this hotshot guy has caught himself quite a big deal! Or, some may guess it as – who’s fishing who? It seems quite hard to win this fight. We wonder whose hard work actually paid off.

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Funniest Fishing Photos Ever Caught On Camera

What could be possibly better than a hobby that gives you the pleasure of self-fulfillment? Ah, Fishing! Whether you do it for a calm atmosphere, serenity, stress relief, sports or social bonding, it is worth it! Not only do you get a chance to interact with nature, but you also experience fun while doing so.

Often fishing gets really crazy and so does the fishermen. Good thing for you is that we have managed to gather unexpectedly amusing events that prove fishing can be downright humorous and entertaining.

Read on and let yourself have a good old laugh on this comical fishing gallery.

The Power Of Nature

Fishing can be very intimidating too. Be cautious, if it’s your first time out on the water. The last thing you would want is to have a clash with nature. The way this pic looks, it can be assumed that this hotshot guy has caught himself quite a big deal! Or, some may guess it as – who’s fishing who? It seems quite hard to win this fight. We wonder whose hard work actually paid off.

What could be possibly better than a hobby that gives you the pleasure of self-fulfillment? Ah, Fishing! Whether you do it for a calm atmosphere, serenity, stress relief, sports or social bonding, it is worth it! Not only do you get a chance to interact with...

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Mega-Inspiring: Couple Makes a Life Changing Decision

Do you have what it takes to stick to a goal and turn your life around? Lexi and Danny Reed did. It all started when Lexi decided it was time to make a change in her life and 18 months later, something amazing has happened.

Can Dreams Come True?

The couple have plenty of great advice on how to get started on the path to making dreams come true. What did they do exactly to make such a drastic change?

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Female News Anchors – In Real Life

When television broadcast news first came onto the scene, it was typical for the anchors to be men. Some of the first and most notable anchors include Douglas Edwards and Walter Cronkite. Cronkite reported on news events from the late 1930s until 1981 and he was often referred to as “the most trusted man in America.” Cronkite covered some of the most notable events in his time such as the Nuremberg Trials, The Vietnam War and Watergate.

Cronkite hosted the CBS Evening News for 19 years as CBS had a retirement policy for its employees to retire at 65. While most of the anchors in the field were men in the early days of television, many prominent female anchors did appear on the scene soon after. As the medium of television grew in popularity, women became interested in pursuing careers in the field. Nowadays, a large number of women have made their way onto news programs and we are here to give you a glimpse into their real lives.

Although there are a lot of female journalists on television today, it was not always that way. Barbara Walters was one female anchor who blazed the trail for future female news broadcasters to gain respect and recognition. Walters became well-known in the 1960s when she began hosting The Today Show with Hugh Downs. She was the first woman to hold the title as host on an American news show and her career continued to grow from there. She famously went on to create and co-host The View in addition to hosting a number of special reports and conducting heavily watched interviews. At a time when there were few females in the newsroom, Walters worked her way up through the ranks and paved the way for future female anchors.

Since the success of Walters’ career, many other female news anchors have emerged on the scene. Women such as Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric have made their impact in television broadcast journalism. News organizations nowadays are hiring women to prominent positions on television. Sports caster Erin Andrews is another example, appearing on Fox NFL and from there becomong the co-host of Dancing with the Stars.

There are now so many news outlets and programs that we cannot keep track of all of the anchors on television. More and more women are becoming interested in the field of broadcast journalism, which means there are more female anchors on TV. But have no fear! We have compiled a list of some of the most outstanding and professional female anchors on television. While you may not recognize their names, you will most likely recognize their faces from seeing them on television.

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6 Tips for Making the Most When Stuck in Traffic

Ever find yourself stuck in traffic, tapping your fingers away on the heat of the steering wheel to pass the time?

Do you find your brow furrowing more with every passing second? One eye on the clock and another on the traffic lights?

How often do you find yourself contorting with barely-contained fury when your phone buzzes? You already said you were in traffic; why do they need to ask again!?

Welcome to the world of big city traffic jams. Not only do they make it hard for even the most punctual person to run their life on time, they make it a challenge to enjoy any kind of experience in the car. Not only are you enjoying a wonderful waste of gas, you need to delay every plan that was set in motion due to the delays.

Thankfully, you don’t need to just sit there and think about how great it could be if you could fly. In a bid to help you make those traffic jams a touch less rage-inducing, we’ve got a few ideas. The next time you find yourself wanting to walk to work in future, try these.

Sing.

The first piece of advice that we have for you is to have a nice, plain old sing. The worst thing that you can do is put on the radio. You’ll remind that music, like most forms of art, has gone down the tubes. The same diatribe comes on with alarming regularity, and it will only make the strain of sitting in traffic that much worse. If you never bought a phone with enough charge to play the music that you do like, sing your own music. Just watch those high notes; sitting in traffic without windows might suck.

Talk Yourself Around.

So you now have X amount of minutes to have a nice little thinktank with yourself. Now, I know that can sound terrible. Most of us spend traffic jams in a mood, so your thoughts are likely to be more negative. Instead, use that anger and turn it into an energy for a purpose and sense of good. Got your eye on that cigarette deck/e-cig and want to take a puff to ‘calm down’ even though you want to stop? Now is the time to convince yourself to make a change. You might as well benefit in some capacity from this trap; use traffic time to look at how you can improve yourself, and you might come out the other side feeling productive instead of pensive.

Read/Listen to Something Worthwhile.

Instead of reading Twitter 85 times or gasping at the latest transfer rumor about your team, read something worthwhile. If you can’t read on your screen/don’t want to take your eyes off the road (advised), get an audiobook. Then you can make the most of that audio capacity on your hardware. Make it something actually worthwhile. You keep putting off that HP Lovecraft audiobook… why not listen to that instead of yet another radio show?

Prepare for Work.

We’ve all been there. Get the rear view that little mirror down. Make sure your teeth look good, and ensure you’ve got some mouthwash to help make certain you won’t upset anyone’ nostril when you get to work. Sort out the tie, and the hair, and everything else you can fix, clean and correct without being accused of being a pervert in the middle of a traffic jam.

Clean it Out.

You’ve got nothing else to do – why not give your car a bit of a clear? Admit it, it’s a bit of a sty. If you are in total gridlock and cannot move, get an empty bag and start filling that bag with whatever is lying around. Organize all of the stuff in your glove compartment. Put that scarf up that’s lying under about 804 newspapers. Simple stuff, but it’s more productive than just gritting your teeth until you get moving again.

Ask Him/Her Out. The last one is the one that you were hoping we’d bring up, and we are giving you permission. Go for it. Pick up the phone and send that certain him or her a message. Ask them out, you’ve been on the brink of doing it for weeks. Wait for any longer, and they’ll presume you aren’t interested. You’ve got a good rapport, and if he/she responds it’ll leave you in a wonderful mood for the rest of the day. That traffic jam will stop being so frustrating. Yeah, they might say no and make it worse…but you’re losing concentration anyway thinking about them, so come on – DO IT!

Act on one of these (definitely the last one, Romeo/Juliet) and make sure that you don’t keep dreading the morning/evening/whenever traffic jam quite so much in the future

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The Crazy Life of The Real James Bond

Pierce Brosnan is best known for his role as James Bond, the character who seems to know how to handle anything. But in reality, the actor has lived a challenging life and faced many difficulties. From being abandoned by his father as a boy to tragic losses throughout his life, Pierce has overcome to find success and happiness.

Beginnings of Acting Career

Pierce began his career in the late 1970s acting in London’s theater season. The legendary playwright Tennessee Williams was one of the first to spot his natural talent and picked him to star in one of his plays called The Red Devil Battery Sign.

By the early 80’s he began transitioning into film, one of the first being The Long Good Friday starring Helen Mirren. He also starred in a mini-series that introduced him to audiences in America. The show was called The Manions of America and the show centered around a family of Irish immigrants fleeing a famine and their home country and seeking refuge in the United States.

Humble Beginnings

From the beginning, Pierce was faced with hardships. His father, who was a carpenter that initially supported his family, abandoned them when Pierce was too young to even remember, his mother was then forced to work as a nurse. Pierce ended up being raised primarily by his grandparents…

His mother moved to London to get a job and was only able to come home and see her son once or twice a year. Later, Pierce was able to be united with his mother and her new husband.  However, his Irish mannerisms and culture caused him to feel ostracised at his new British school. But there was some respite in his family life, in fact, it was his step-father who took him to see his first James Bond film!

Pierce met Australian Cassandra Harris in 1977, he didn’t know at the moment, but the beautiful woman would become his wife. The couple married in 1980 and Pierce later adopted Cassandra’s two children from a previous relationship, named Charlotte and Christopher, after their biological father passed away in 1986.

Cassandra and Pierce also went on to have a son of their own named Sean. however, their familial bliss was not long-lasting.  In 1987, Cassandra became very ill and was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Four years later Pierce’s wife Cassandra passed away at the age of forty-three. She left behind three children and Pierce continued to care for them.

Gaining Recognition

After his success in The Mansions of America, his popularity was slowly but surely beginning to grow. Eventually, all of London was talking about him, and he was even nominated for the Best Supporting Actor at the 1985 Golden Globe Awards.

He was nominated for his portrayal of Robert Gould Shaw II, in the theatre documentary of the life of Lady Nancy Astor, the first woman to sit in British Parliament. As his popularity grew, he received a telegram his stepfather sent to him which said, “Thank God for you, dear boy” which he still has today.

Bond Beginnings

It was one of Pierce’s late wives dreams to have him play the role of the 007 agent. She herself had a major role alongside Roger Moore’s incantation of the character in For Your Eyes Only. It was on this set that Pierce first met Bond producer Albert Broccoli.

Very few know this, but already in 1987, he was offered the role of James Bond. But he surprisingly decided to stay with the sitcom Remington SteeleTimothy Dalton instead took on the role for two separate Bond films.

How Diet Coke Helped Pierce

Pierce stayed away from talking about his offer of playing Bond, mainly because Dalton was one of his closest friends. Yet, after an issue with Diet Coke commercials portraying Pierce as a “dashing bond-like character” as well as in television shows, Bond producers had an issue with distribution rights which led to the cancellation of the Dalton’s third Bond film.

After all the drama, Dalton decided he would rather not be part of the franchise anymore. So, finally, in 1994, Pierce officially signed on for his first Bond role.

Bond Legacy

Pierce went on to star in multiple Bond films, fulfilling his first wife’s dream. He starred in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. It was this iconic role which catapulted pierce into major celebrity status and caused him to become a household name. Pierce also formed a production company with their first film being the Thomas Crown Affair which he starred in alongside Renee Russo.

In 2005, Pierce ended his Bond tenure with Daniel Craig taking over the role but many argue that remains the best and most iconic Bond portrayal of all time. Even the famed late critic Roger Ebert enjoyed Pierce’s version of Bond saying that he made the character, “somehow more sensitive, more vulnerable, more psychologically complete” than other versions and past castings for Bond.

Injury During Tomorrow Never Dies

Yes, Bond is full of action, but you would think since stuntman do all the dangerous stunts the actors would avoid injury? Not in Brosnan’s case! During the filming of Tomorrow Never Dies, Brosnan sustained quite the injury. While filming an action scene, a stuntman’s helmet accidentally flew off and hit Brosnan right in the face. This split the side of his face open, and he needed to receive 8 stitches in total.

Since the injury was visible on his face, for certain parts of filming they had to shoot the movie only showing one side of his face until the wound had fully healed. You would think they’d just use a makeup artist, right?

Pierce Was An Exception

Pierce was the only Bond actor who was given permission to act in another movie while still in Contract for James Bond. This also meant that he was the only one allowed to make a little money on the side, even though he didn’t need it.

However, when it came to the tuxedo, the rules were a bit more strict.  He was forbidden to wear a tuxedo in others movies or even in his private life because that was technically James Bond material. The first time he donned a tux post-Bond was in the film The Mirror Has Two faces, only a year after completing his first Bond film.

Working With Roman Polanski

In 2010, Pierce worked with the infamous director Roman Polanski on the film The Ghost Writer, alongside Ewan McGregor. It was quite the risky career move as many actors were criticized for working with the director who, after being famously charged for assault and rape of a thirteen-year-old girl in the 1970’s, is unable to come back to the States without being prosecuted.

He later fled the U.S. in order to avoid being prosecuted. Polanski has also faced much tragedy in his personal life. Roman survived the Holocaust as a child by hiding in a farmhouse, and his wife Sharon Tate and unborn child were murdered in the Charles Manson murders.

Daughter’s Death

In 2013, tragedy struck once again for Pierce when his adopted daughter, Charlotte, fell ill and passed away after suffering from the same illness that took the life of her mother- ovarian cancer.

Pierce was so affected by the disease which claimed two women he loved in his life, that he began to participate in different causes such as Stand Up 2 Cancer, where he discussed losing his first wife and daughter to the horrible disease. He has said of the horrible experience, “To watch someone you love have his or her life eaten away bit by bit by this insidious disease, that part of your sorrow becomes an indelible part of your psyche.”

Second Marriage

In 1994, Pierce found love once more when he met journalist Keely Shaye Smith. The couple married in 2001 in Pierce’s home country – Ireland. They went on to have two sons together named Dylan and Paris. Keely has worked on a variety of TV programs including Unsolved Mysteries, Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight.

The two have been married for fifteen years, and it all started when they met on a beach in Mexico! The couple seems to have remained as in love as ever. The pair continued to raise Pierce’s children from his first marriage together. Pierce is also now a grandfather to three children!

Full-Figured Wife

Keely Shaye Smith, Pierce’s current wife,  experienced the crueler side of the media when it seemed she put on some weight. Gossip magazines tore into her new figure, however, despite the cruel remarks the journalist remains undeterred and Pierce remains fully committed and equally in love with his wife.

It is something to be in awe of- a Hollywood legend who did not fall to the temptations which the entertainment industry is so famous for. Rather, these two seem to have beaten the ridiculous expectations of Hollywood and remain in a happy marriage with Pierce often posting publicly about how lucky he is and the love he has for the woman in his life!

Helping Out in Hawaii

Brosnan and his wife, Keely, use their influence and wealth to support causes they feel passionate about. They donated $100,000 to replace an unsafe playground at an elementary school in Kuai, where they also own a home. The money was donated to Hawaii’s non-profit organization 3R’s (Repair, Remodel, and Restore Hawaii’s public schools).

Keely Brosnan was on the playground planning committee and the couple knew they wanted to help in some way. Pierce stated that “We were disheartened that the playground equipment was condemned for so long, and we wanted to find a way to help…we believe play activities enhance children’s educational experiences and they were missing out.”

Tragic Fire

2016 was another challenging year for the star and his family. Brosnan’s $18.5 million eco-friendly Malibu home, sustained major damage in a fire. Although California has been the subject of many brush fires, this was not the case. Authorities determined that the fire was electrical in nature.

Not only did it cause over a million dollars in damages, but it destroyed Pierce’s beloved Astron Martin. The whole family was home when the fire raged, but luckily no one was injured.

Mary Tyler Moore Connection

Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 in January 2017. Few knew the connection between Moore and Brosnan until he took to Instagram to express his condolences for the death of the TV legend and revealed an interesting connection is that Mary Tyler Moore’s production company MTM Enterprises was the production company that produced Remington Steele.

Pierce said on Instagram that Mary Tyler Moore was responsible for giving him his big break in the United States with the show and that he would be forever grateful to her for giving him a chance.

Pierce Is a Trained Illustrator

We have come to learn that Pierce is a man of many many talents, and being a trained illustrator is one of them.  Brosnan also loves to paint and donates all the profits of his sold work to charity. Before he decided on acting, he went to art school and trained to be an illustrator.

Although he put it on the back burner after deciding to pursue acting full-time, he continues to express himself artistically until today.

He’s An LGBTQ Ally

Pierce Brosnan is very philanthropic, regularly donating to various charities and working with groups he believes in. The actor is an Ambassador for UNICEF and has been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community and an advocate of same-sex marriage for decades.

He has even voiced his support for making a 007 film where James Bond is gay saying, “Sure. Why not?” Don’t get too excited though. Brosnan added, “Actually, I don’t know how it would work. I don’t think Barbara would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing.”

He Thought He Was Gay

Brosnan released a biography in the early 2000’s, one of the most interesting parts describes how at a point in his youth, he thought he may be gay. Brosnan writes: “I was young, frivolous and full of abandon – a hippie with long hair down to my shoulders and a little goatee beard,”

However, despite being an active advocate for gay marriage, he came to understand that he himself is straight… we could have guessed judging by the fact that he has been married to his second wife, Keely Smith since 2001.

Pierce Brosnan the Director?

While he may not have the official title, Brosnan is known to give his directors advice on his character which they often take! Next time you watch The World Is Not Enough pay special attention to James Bond’s hands. In the iconic film’s underwater scene, if you look closely, you’ll notice Brosnan adjusts his tie while submerged.

Although this little detail is subtle, it makes a big difference in the film.

Father and Son Reunited

Due to Pierce’s great success on the television show Remmington Steele, he became a household name which caused his father to reach out and ask to meet while he was filming in Ireland.

When they reunited, his father apologized and regretted meeting him on that particular occasion, and wished that they could have met in a more private and serious setting. But they still got to share a drink, some stories, and then parted ways. He said that what he remembered about the meeting was that his father was a good whistler and he had a good walk…that’s about all I know about him.”

He Watched James Bond As a Kid

Long before Pierce Brosnan starred as James Bond in GoldenEye in 1995, he was a fan of the franchise!  The first movie he ever watched as a child in Ireland was the original Goldfinger in 1964. He was just 12 years old!

Fast forward three decades later and Bronson was starring in the same franchise he once watched as a young kid—only this time playing James Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World Is Not Enough.

He Plays the Ukelele

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, yet another talent… Brosnan also has a musical ear and can play the ukulele. He became interested in the ukulele after spending time in Hawaii.

He learned how to play and has even been featured in advertisements for Komoa brand ukeleles. “I love the ukulele. It’s got a beautiful, melodic tone to it. There’s something innocent and romantic, and it’s just a grand instrument to play,” Brosnan said.

He Loves Working With Independent Filmmakers

Pierce Brosnan has an impressive resume, having acted in over 70 movies, 10 television series, and even a handful of video games. But despite his roles in big films, his favorite movies in to act in may just be the smaller, independent roles.

“I love the intimacy and the passion and the danger that go into independent filmmaking because it comes out of a creative necessity,” Brosnan said. “It comes from people who really want to make a movie and want to make a difference and want to grab an audience by the gullet and show them something different.”

Catholic Faith

Pierce was raised Catholic and still holds the faith until this day. However, he is not opposed to letting other religions influence his way of living. to other religious influences- Buddhism, in particular, is close to his heart. When Pierce was interviewed by the New York Dailey News regarding the loss of his wife and daughter he claimed that Catholicism is something that he credits with getting him through those tragedies.

He credited his strength to his beliefs, saying, “I would say faith, being Irish, being Catholic. It’s ingrained in my DNA.” Although, Pierce also previously criticized the religion because he blamed it for ostracizing his mother in the 1950’s after his father abandoned them after Pierce was born. He still credits the religion for his faith and said that he enjoys the ritual of it.

Environmental Work

Pierce and his wife Keely are environmentalists and use their wealth and influence to help and donate to organizations such as Greenpeace, to which he lent his name and face to their fight against nuclear testing, he and his wife also volunteered for the Natural Resource Defence Council and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Pierce is also vocal about his stand against whale hunting, he uses one of his hobbies, painting, for charity work and the money he makes from selling his art pieces always goes to a charity that will assist one of his causes.

He Became a U.S. Citizen In 2004

Despite being one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood, he only became a resident of the U.S. in 2004!  Born in Drogheda, Ireland, he lived in Navan, County Meath for 12 years and says he considers that his hometown.

Brosnan moved to various locations around Ireland during his teenage years eventually relocating to London with his mother and stepfather. Only in 1982 did the actor move to Southern California where he soon rose to popularity for his role in the NBC romantic detective series Remington Steele. Today, he has dual citizenship in Ireland and the U.S. and owns homes in Kauai and Malibu.

He Really Crashed the Car In Shattered

In 2007, Shattered was released. The film follows Chicago residents Niel Randall (Gerard Butler) and his wife, Abby Randall (Maria Bello) who seemingly have the perfect life and marriage. But when their daughter is suddenly kidnapped by Tom Ryan (Pierce Brosnan) their world is turned upside down.

The movie is action and suspense packed. One scene involved a car crash in which Brosnan was actually in the car during the crash! The stunned reaction from, the actors caught on camera is very very real.

Irish Dreamtime

1996 was the year for new projects for Brosnan. He co-founded a production company which he fittingly called “Irish Dreamtime” as a tribute to his country of birth with his producer and friend Beau St. Clair. The first film they produced was Thomas Crown, in which Pierce had the main role.

In the movie, Pierce made the risky decision to perform every one of his stunts himself.  He also took golf lessons for one scene in which he hits a ball out of the sand trap. His hard work and dedication paid off- the film was met with both critic and box office success!

Fire-eater

We often hear about the weird and wonderful jobs people had before they were famous and Pierce is one of them. Before going into acting, he was a fire-eater! Brosnan left school at only age sixteen, he came across a fire-eater who was teaching people his craft and started to learn.

An agent from a circus saw Pierce’s fire-eating skills and contracted him for three years. Finally, Pierce joined the Drama School London where he started to dedicate himself to the field of acting… but Pierce could have been a famous fire-eater.

White Bond Only?

Pierce recently made headlines for some questionable statements he made. He claimed that he believed that Bond would have to be a white male. This was in response to the rumors that the new Bond would be black or even female. Some rumors particularly named the British Idris Elba as being rumored to take on Bond.

Pierce said that while anything is possible, he believes that the next Bond will be white. He said that black actors could definitely play James Bond, and “there’s no reason why you cannot have a black James Bond.”But he draws the line when it comes to females stating that a female James Bond would be out of the question because “he’s all male.”

Honors From Other Countries

In 2003, Pierce Brosnan received a major honor given by none other than the Queen of England. Pierce was made an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire. The Queen endowed him with this award because of what was said to be an “outstanding contribution to the British film industry”.

This honor, which is usually reserved for British citizens only,  was still given to the 007 agent. Pierce also became a citizen of the country of which he resides – the United States – in 2004. However, he did not give up his Irish citizenship.

James Corden Claims

The Late-Night Show with James Corden is always fun and games, but sometimes some real juicy gossip about certain celebs are revealed. When Corden hosted Khloe Kardashian the two played the game “Spill Your Guts”, in which Corden discussed a run-in he had with Brosnan.

The rules of the game are that you either answer the question or eat something repulsive (like fish eyeballs). When Corden was faced with answering which famous person was rude to him or drinking bird saliva, he made his choice and names Pierce Brosnan as the one celeb who was rude.

A U2 Run-In

The story of the encounter occurred when Corden went to a U2 concert with his wife and friends. Pierce was also there with some friends and they left the area so Corden and his wife moved into where Pierce was previously.

But then Corden recounts what happened next- “literally, I’ve never felt anything like it, this arm went on here and just pushed me out the way. And I looked at him, and he didn’t even glance at me and he just moved back into this area.” However, despite this incredibly rude encounter, Corden insists “I don’t think he’s a rude man, he just happened to be to me.”

He’s Claustrophobic

Watching Pierce Brosnan playing the harrowing role of James Bond, you may think this actor fears nothing! However, Pierce is just as human as us and has his own irrational fear- small spaces.

The actor is very claustrophobic, which made filming different movies he has been in very challenging for him. His role in Dante’s Peak was especially difficult since he had to film numerous scenes in tight, cramped spaces.

His Facial Scar

Lots of actors and actresses have stunt doubles so they don’t get hurt on the job and can maintain their movie star good looks. Pierce Brosnan had a stunt double, but things didn’t exactly go according to plan during filming.

Next time you watch Pierce Brosnan in a film after his James Bond days, look closely at the star’s face. While filming Tomorrow Never Dies, Pierce Bronson was accidentally hit in the face by a stuntman. The accidental hit by stuntman was strong enough to leave the actor with a permanent scar. 

Another Injury!

Before Brosnan even starting filming his first Bond film, he had his first injury. He injured his hand at home, which forced his 22-year-old son, Christopher, to act as his hand double!

Acting Was His Salvation

Although Pierce is talented in many fields, acting remains the closest to his heart, he learned acting for three years at the Drama Centre in London and described the feeling “When I found acting or when acting found me, it was liberation. It was a stepping stone into another life, away from a life that I had, and acting was something I was good at.”

His Own Worst Critic

Brosnan aims for perfection and does not shy away from criticizing his own movies or performances. Although his fourth Bond films, Die Another Day, was a box office hit, he himself criticized many aspects of the film.

Video game Star

James Bond infiltrates all aspects of society, even video games! Brosnan’s face was used in the Bond videogame ‘Nightfire’ in 2002 while the voice was provided by Maxwell Caulfield. In 2004 he took part in another Videogame, this time providing his face and his voice!

A Simpsons Star

His voice is so rich and well-recognized, many animated films and series tried to get him to voice characters. In fact, Brosnan lent his voice to a machine in an episode of the TV series The Simpsons titled Treehouse of Horror XII.

His Crush on Meryl

When Brosnan signed for Mamma Mia, he did not know anything about the project. He later stated that the possibility of having Meryl Streep as a co-star was enough for him to know he wanted to be in the film. He claims to have fancied the gorgeous blonde since Drama School!

Praise After Praise

Brosnan is never short of praise for his performance in films. Although he was nervous to break off after his time playing James Bond, in his first movie post bond, Laws of Attraction, his performance was praised as “surprisingly effective, gently rifting off his James Bond persona and supplementing it with a raffish energy,” by Garreth Murphy of Entertainment.ie.

An Impressive Net Worth

The years of acting in hit films, as well as his other projects including producing and being involved in video games have garnered Brosnan quite the net worth. It is said he has a net worth of $80 million.

Fourth Protocol

Before acting as James Bond, Pierce actually acted in a spy movie titled The Fourth Protocol in 1987, alongside Michael Caine. The film was a British Cold War spy film with Pirce Brosnan as a KGB officer by the name of Major Valeri Petrofsky who is sent on a mission to the United Kingdom to set up what looks like an accidental nuclear disaster.

This role was pretty important as it helped him create the kind of character he would later portray in the Bond films. During the film he constructed his own version of what it means to be an undercover spy.

Sexiest Man Alive

With his smoldering eyes and high cheekbones, it is not hard to believe that he was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2001. He also appeared on several other lists of the hottest and sexiest people alive, and at 65, he still kind of has it!

Annetta Bening’s Co-star

A fun fact: Brosnan co-starred with Anette Bening twice, although he does not have a big part in either movie. One movie is Mars Attacks – a sci-fi/comedy by director Tim Burton and the second one Love Affair, a romantic piece starring Bening and Warren Beatty. Pierce was famously fired from the 007 franchise and pushed Daniel Craig to take the infamous part.

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Mamma Mia

Although his Bond career came to an end, Pierce continued acting in various films and projects,  including Laws of Attraction, After the Sunset, and The Matador. Perhaps most publicized was his return to his theater roots when he starred alongside Meryl Streep in the film version of Mamma Mia.

He even displayed his singing abilities in the musical, which took guts considering he has no background in the art! But critics did not give the actor an easy time about his vocal abilities… Some critics even compared his singing to sound like various animals like a water buffalo, a donkey, and a wounded raccoon. Talk about harsh

Seraphim Falls

In 2006, Pierce was cast as Gideon in the film Seraphim Falls alongside Liam Neeson, a fellow Irishman. The casting of this Western film took an ironic turn when the two Irish men Liam Neeson and Pierce both played Americans while the American actor Xander Berkely played an Irishman in the film.

It was a great experience for both Brosnan and Neeson since Brosnan noted that both he and Neeson really enjoyed shooting the film because they both loved Westerns as a kid, and this was their chance to be a part of one. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released to theatres in limited release in the U.S. grossing $418,296 in domestic ticket sales.

Pierce Brosnan is best known for his role as James Bond, the character who seems to know how to handle anything. But in reality, the actor has lived a challenging life and faced many difficulties. From being abandoned by his father as a boy to tragic losses...

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