Random things, you say?
James Earl Jones had a stutter and did not speak for most of his childhood.
Brad Pitt tore his Achilles tendon during the filming of Troy. He was playing Achilles.
A man went over the Niagara Falls in a barrel. He survived. He went on a trip to New Zealand with his fiancee two years later, slipped on a banana peel, cracked his head on the sidewalk, and died.