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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Memorabilia. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Memorabilia so important!

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Top 10 Memorabilia facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The Apollo astronauts could not get life insurance, so they signed hundreds of envelopes as memorabilia in the event of their death.

  2. Following LeBron James' decision to leave Cleveland and join the Miami Heat, the sports memorabilia company Fathead lowered the price of wall graphics depicting James from $99.99 to $17.41: the birth year of infamous American traitor Benedict Arnold

  3. Rapper Danny Boy (from House of Pain) loved the book and movie adaptation "The Outsiders" so much that he bought the house from the movie in Tulsa, Oklahoma and turned it into a museum for his personal collection of Outsiders memorabilia

  4. Kobe Bryant and his parents are not on speaking terms because they don't approve of his interracial marriage and because they sold his high school memorabilia.

  5. Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldren couldn't afford the NASA life insurance policy. Also, before launch, the three signed hundreds of autographs to be given to their families should they not return so they would have valuable memorabilia to sell.

  6. The original camera negatives of Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, and other documents and memorabilia, are stored in an underground salt mine, as the constant temperature and relative humidity offers natural protection

  7. Millvina Dean, the oldest living Titanic survivor, had to sell precious, historic memorabilia in order to pay for her final medical bills.

  8. The color green is known around the world as being associated with Ireland, and is commonly featured on Saint Patrick's Day memorabilia and at events around the world. It is common for beer to be served with green food coloring on Saint Patrick's Day, which falls on March 17th each year.

  9. Boleskine House, a manor on the south-east side of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is also noted as being the home of occultist and spiritual author Aleister Crowley. In the early 70's it was purchased by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, an avid collector of Crowley memorabilia

  10. Boss's Day gifts for men can include cards, gift certificates, business stationary, lunches, golf gifts, whiskey, cigars, pens, mugs, or even sports memorabilia.

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The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation performed a comedy skit in 1994 in support of Comic Relief (hosted by Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg), in which the crew discusses show memorabilia found on an archaeological mission, and make cracks about the name “who-pie”.

The Sex Pistols manager's son destroyed nearly $7 million dollars worth of punk memorabilia

The United States had a brief Halloween "postcard craze". They originated in the 1890s, experiencing a peak of popularity there in the early 1900s. Until the advent of the common home telephone. Today, many cards from the popular designers of the period are sought after as memorabilia.

In Kawasaki, Japan, they hold an annual fertility festival where people parade gigantic phallic-shaped portable Shinto shrines down the streets during the event, as revelers suck on penis lollipops, buy penis-themed memorabilia and pose with sculptures in the shape of penises.

Jake Lloyd, the actor who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I, claimed in a 2012 interview that director George Lucas ruined his childhood and his acting career, and that he destroyed all of his Star Wars memorabilia out of anger toward the film.

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page collected Aleister Crowley memorabilia and even purchased the occultist's house on the shores of Loch Ness.

Japan holds an annual "Festival of the Steel Phallus" celebrating the penis and fertility. People parade gigantic phallic-shaped mikoshi (portable Shinto shrines) down the streets during the event, suck on penis lollipops, buy penis-themed memorabilia and pose with sculptures of penises.

The Watergate Hotel now specifically rents out "The Scandal Room", the room Nixon's staff broke into, now decked out with memorabilia featuring that break-in, the Nixon presidency, and the TV show Scandal.

While OJ Simpson was incarcerated in the Orange County jail, he signed many autographs, sometimes thousands of them a day, and made millions. Even today, they sell special 'signed from prison' memorabilia that sells for much more than an average autographed card.

Italy never fully cleaned up its few fascist architectural memorabilia, including a giant obelisk reading "MUSSOLINI DUX" standing at the entrance of Rome's olympic stadium.

Two members of the Armenian Power gang were banished from their respective groups stemming from a incident where they were found together, dressed as women, at a Red Roof Inn while in possession of methamphetamines and a large quantity of Katy Perry memorabilia.

Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, one of the rarest pieces of C&H memorabilia, is held by just 8 libraries in the world - 7 in the States (with 4 being in ND) and 1 in Singapore.

Former member of The Wiggles Greg Page owned the 4th-largest collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia in the world

Kevin Wheatcroft's collection of Nazi memorabilia includes more tanks than the Danish and Belgian armies combined

The most expensive piece of pop culture memorabilia are the ruby slippers Dorothy wore in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ The slippers are up for sale with a price tag of $6 million!

There Is A "Museum Of Racist Memorabilia" In Michigan (USA)

Steven Spielberg is an avid film memorabilia collector and has a balsa Rosebud sled from Citizen Kane, an original copy of 'War of the Worlds', and old Academy Awards that actors have sold.

In 2016, the son of the original manager for the Sex Pistols burned between $6M USD to $12M USD worth of original, unique, rare, used and worn Sex Pistols memorabilia in perhaps the most punk protest in recent history.

The Beethoven birthplace in Bonn, Germany houses the largest Beethoven collection in the world. The museum is filled with everyday objects from Beethoven's life, as well as musical instruments and memorabilia, such as Beethoven's last grand piano

About Velben Good(s). Luxury or nonessential items who demand a high price based on rarity & perceived value as a status symbol. I.e. fashion, cars, sporting memorabilia, et cetera.

In 2012 Federal agents following counterfeiting leads found a violent convicted felon stockpiling weapons and ammunition who had notes listing the names of Jewish and NAACP leaders. He ran a sports memorabilia shop in Bowling Green, Ohio.

There is not an agreed-upon singular form of the plural noun "memorabilia" in English

The all-time record for a piece of Hollywood memorabilia is the best picture Oscar for "Gone With The Wind", bought in 1999 by Michael Jackson for $1,542,500

The Clown Motel, in Toonpah, Nevada, where all the rooms are decorated with Clown paintings, dolls and memorabilia. It is located next to the town cemetery.

Someone paid $16,000 for some of OJ Simpson’s sports memorabilia following his civil judgment, only to burn and smash them into oblivion.