If 90’s kids grew up with the Backstreet Boys and Boyzone, the 21st century youngsters are growing up with one of the most popular boy bands of the world, 1D…One Direction. These boys are young, gorgeous and most importantly can sing until they melt your hearts. Compared to the legendary Beatles, here are some of the interesting facts about One Direction which you need to know to fall in love with them all over again.
1. Never knew each other before X- Factor
All the 5 boys of One Direction appeared separately in the reality show of X- Factor but failed to make it. They were further put up in a group on the suggestion of a guest judge, former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
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2. The band’s pre-gig rituals
As a pre-gig ritual, the boys have a bizarre habit of eating Haribo sweets. They say it’s like drinking and gets them good luck. Well…we love how adorable they can get!
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3. Harry’s weird facts
Harry Styles, is known to have four nipples and supposedly sleeps naked and sometimes talk in his sleep. Okay that is something to think about, girls!
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4. They are one expensive band
5. The band made into Guinness Book
It is astonishing to know that band One Direction is the first British band to make it into Guinness Book of records to debut an album at No.1 in US chart history. Good job done boys!
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6. Winning awards is Normal
7. Prefer tour bus over Hotels
It is quite sweet to know that boys of 1D hardly checks into a Hotel during their tours. They prefer to sleep in their tour bus which is more like ‘Home’ to them.
8. Niall Horan has fear of pigeons
Niall Horan, one of the members of ID has irrational fear of pigeons. As a kid, he was once attacked by a pigeon while he was in a toilet. Poor Guy!
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9. Liam Payne has one working kidney
Okay girls, Calm down…nothing to be afraid of! As a birth illness, Liam Payne has one working kidney. He has since recovered from this and is absolutely fine.
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10. One Direction Calendar– the bestselling calendar
11. “What makes you Beautiful” was fastest selling single
12. Harry bought a mattress to celebrate the success of 1D album
Well it may sound weird, but our beloved singer Harry Styles splurged on mattress to celebrate the success of his first album. Adorable isn’t it!
13. It took just 12 minutes for their first tour to sell off
14. Simon Cowell- creator of One Direction
All the five boys appeared on reality show X- Factor. Not being able to make it through the solo auditions, they were brought back as a group by producers and Simon. They came third in the show and signed up Cowell’s label before becoming world famous.
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15. The Style aesthetics of the band are inspired by Spice Girls
The stylist of the band, Watson said that she wanted boys to be equivalent to Spice Girls style statements making a different identity of every boy from the group. Interesting when we put spice girls and 1D guys all together.
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16. Midnight Memories was Number one selling album
One Direction is known for their great charity work. They were second to Taylor Swift to raise money for various charities by celebrities in the year 2013 and 6th most charitable in 2014. Now that’s some solid love we have for them.
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18. Zayn leaving band was not taken in good spirit
Well, we all were heartbroken when we got to know that Zyan Malik left the group in 2015. But what you might not know was the group didn’t take his leave on good terms. Louis and Zyan went into a twitter rivalry which eventually cooled down over the period of time.
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19. There are speculations that the band might disband
All you ‘Directioners’ out there, hold your heart, because there are rumors that 1D might BE DISBANDING in order to pursue their solo career by the end of March 2016. No official statement has been released until now and we really hope it’s just a rumor.
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Harry, Liam, Niall and Louis while playing “Never Have I Ever” on “The Ellen Show” made some pretty huge confessions like Liam regrets his chevron tattoo, Niall once borrowed Harry’s toothbrush without asking. But wait ladies, here’s the breaking news, Harry Styles admitted to have hooked up with a fan. Gasp!