We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Michael Jackson, and now we’re back with part two! Keep reading below to learn even more little-known facts about the world’s most talented pop star.
Number Eight: The Black Armband He Always Wore Meant Something. The black armband you would often see adorning Jackson’s arm meant something very important to him. He wore it to remind people of the children suffering around the world.
Number Seven: He Made the Most Expensive Music Video Ever. The most expensive music video ever made continues to be “Scream,” which also stars his sister, Janet Jackson. It premiered in the summer of 1995 and was met with a lot of critical acclaim.
Number Six: The World Crashed When He Died. Well, kind of. On the day he died – June 25, 2009 – Wikipedia, Twitter and AOL Instant Messenger all crashed.
Number Five: He Slept in an Oxygen Tent. The famous singer allegedly slept in a tent saturated with oxygen every night. He apparently did so for cosmetic purposes and to prolong his life.
Number Four: He Was Literally a King. When Jackson visited Gabon and the Ivory Cost, the villagers gave him a royal title. That means that he is, quite literally, a king.
Number Three: He Invented Anti-Gravity Boots. Did you know that the anti-gravity boots that allowed Jackson to lean forward in ways that seemed to defy physics were actually invented by him? He also owns the patent to the boots.
Number Two: He Spread the Faith in Disguise. Because Jackson was a Jehovah’s Witness, he had to spread his faith from door to door. In order to accomplish this without experiencing any trouble, he dressed in a disguise that included a fake moustache so people would take him seriously.
Number One: He Owed the Library a Lot. Jackson must have visited the library a lot, because at one point he apparently owed more than $1 million in rental fees. However, this $1 million really wasn’t a significant chunk of money for Jackson, especially considering that his estate is worth hundreds of times the rental fees.