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July 08, 2013
Five Completely Trivial Things We Learned About Butterbean
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Five Completely Trivial Things We Learned About Butterbean

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Butterbean once agreed to wrestle an eight-foot, 1,200-pound grizzly bear in, fittingly, Big Bear, Calif. He visited the bear before the event to pacify him with Twinkies, but at the last moment PETA protested the match and it was canceled. Says Bean, "What some people will do for 10 grand, huh?"

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Late in his career, Butterbean owned and operated a restaurant in Jasper, Ala., called Mr. Bean's Bar-B-Que.

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After Butterbean KO'd Johnny Knoxville in the boutique store in Los Angeles for a scene in Jackass, the police were called. "But we had an escape plan and never got caught," Bean says.

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An offensive lineman at Curry High in Jasper, Butterbean says he quit playing football in the 11th grade "to focus my attention on girls."

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