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30 amazing facts you need to know about One Direction


One Direction are the BIGGEST BAND IN THE WORLD and here’s their BIGGEST (AND ODDEST) 30 FACTS!
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1. On Monday 8th September 2014 One Direction pulled a ‘baby Beyoncé’ releasing their new song ‘Fireproof’ and made it available for FREE on their website for 24 hours.

The 1D Fandom broke the Internet again.
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2. One Direction became the first ever band to have all three of their first albums get to number one on the US Billboard 200.
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One Direction are the first band since the Beatles to have two number one albums in the US in the same year.
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4. The boys once sent Simon Cowell a birthday card with £2.50 in it – 50p from each member.
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5. If One Direction won the X Factor they’d have released ‘Forever Young’ as their debut winner’s single.
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6. At the age of 10, Harry was attacked, by a GOAT!
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7. Niall has a fear of birds, which comes from the time he got attacked by a pigeon on the toilet as a child.
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8. If Liam could invent an ice cream flavour, it would be Krispy Kreme donut!
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9. Zayn used to eat paper.
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10. Louis got a detention in school after he was dared to go into the girls’ toilets.
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11.
On release, One Direction’s 2012 calendar was the best selling calendar of all time on Amazon!
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12. One Direction were brand ambassadors for Pokémon Black & White. Liam said that Harry looks like the Pokémon Pansear.
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13. During the premiere screening of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ Niall fell asleep and the other band members woke him up before people noticed it.
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14. 1D’s debut single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ entered the UK singles Chart at number one selling a whopping 153,965 copies in it’s first week. It also smashed the pre-order sales record at One Direction’s label Sony Music.
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15. One Direction’s 2011/2012 UK tour sold out in just 12 minutes when tickets went on sale in September.
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16. 1D’s first book ‘One Direction: Forever Young (Our Official X Factor Story)’ debuted at number one on the Sunday Times Bestseller list.
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17. Louis once joked that if he was Simon Cowell for the day, he’d go on a date with Susan Boyle!
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18. Back before Zayn’s One Direction days, he’d never even had a passport!
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19. Liam cried at both movies ‘Marley and Me’ and ‘Toy Story 3?.
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20. According to his 1D bandmates, Niall is the group’s biggest farter.
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21. Harry once shaved his initials into Zayn’s leg!
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22. Whilst filming ‘WMYB’, Louis sent a message in a bottle.

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23. The starting price to hire One Direction out for a single night is at least £21,000!

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24. They have a total of 12 nipples (Harry has 4)
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25. Harry has ophidiophobia. He’s scared of snakes.
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26. At the age of nine, Niall played the lead role in a school production of ‘Oliver Twist’.
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27. Zayn would love to collaborate with Bruno Mars.
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28. Louis quite randomly is a fan of silly string.
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29. Harry once fell over in front of the press and the rest of the boys decided to as well so he wouldn’t be embarrassed!
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30. They entered the Guinness World Record 4 times:

  • 2013, first UK group to debut at No. 1 in USA with a debut album
  • 2014, Most Twitter followers for a pop group
  • 2014, ‘Live While We’re Young’ highest debut by a UK group on the US singles chart
  • 2015, Only music act with first three albums debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart

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