Happy Birthday, Justin Bieber! That's right -- the Biebs was born on this very day, March 1, in 1994, which means the pop star is now a whopping 19 years old. (That makes me approximately 97 years old, I think.) Anyway, congrats to the newly single (?) star, who could be feeling some serious birthday blues if the gossip is for realz and he has to blow out those candles without Selena Gomez by his side.
Awww, cheer up, Justin Bieber! You've amassed obscene amounts of wealth at an obscenely young age -- life could be a whole lot worse. Not that Bieber hasn't had some pretty crazy moments mixed in with all the award-receiving and applause-getting -- it's just that most people don't know anything about Justin's more jaw-dropping behavior. That's why we've put together this list of 19 Shocking Justin Bieber Facts. Think you know everything there is to know already?
Read on to test your Justin Bieber smarts!
19 Shocking Justin Bieber Facts
1. Justin Bieber has a higher score on the Klout online "influence" scale than Barack Obama or the Dalai Lama.
2. Wax statues of Bieber are on display at Madame Tussauds wax museums in New York, Amsterdam, and London.
3. His change of hairstyle in 2010, and the resulting necessary alterations to Bieber products, led to it being called "the most expensive musical haircut of all time"; one company spent $100,000 to fix its dolls for the 2011 Christmas season.
4. Bieber has contributed to the It Gets Better Project.
5. Bieber says Canada is the "best country in the world."
6. Bieber was photographed flipping a photographer off outside of his 17th birthday party.
7. In July 2012, Bieber was pulled over on the Ventura Freeway in California where he was reportedly driving at a speed of over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) in a 65 mph (105 km/h) zone.
8. His Twitter account acquires one new follower every other second.
9. Usher and Bieber were both signed at the same age.
10. Justin Bieber is of German and French-Canadian ancestry.
11. Bieber's ex-bodyguard Moshe Benabou sued him for $420,000, claiming he was assaulted and that the pop star owed him unpaid overtime.
12. Justin Bieber's favorite food is spaghetti with meatballs.
13. Justin Bieber's favorite candy WAS Sour Patch Kids -- until he got tired of people throwing them at him.
14. His favorite slang word, at one point, was "shawty."
15. He's left-handed.
16. The Biebs is apparently claustrophobic.
15. Justin Bieber was born at 12:56 a.m.
16. Contrary to rumors, Justin Bieber was NOT stabbed.
17. Bieber's favorite sport is hockey. (Does he have a choice?! He's Canadian!!)
18. Bieber blames that infamous on-stage puking incident on a pre-show dinner of spaghetti (natch) and milk.
19. Justin Bieber doesn't like girls who wear big sunglasses.
How many of these shocking facts did you already know?
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