100 One Direction Facts You Need To Know :)

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One Direction Facts. Don’cha just love em!

We’ve scoured the net for 100 cool 1D facts. Some you might know, others you might not. Read on and ingest these factual pearls of 1D wisdom!

1. Harry and Louis first met in the toilets at X Factor.

2. Whilst filming WMYB, Louis sent a message in a bottle.

3. Before they named the band One Direction, Niall suggested they should be called ‘Niall and the Potatoes’.

4. Harry wants his first child to be a girl and would like to name her Darcy.

5. Niall had two pet fish named Ben and Jerry but they accidentally died from him overfeeding them.

6. Harry can play the kazoo.

7. Zayn cannot swim.

8. The boys pre-gig ritual is eating Haribo sweets together!

9. Harry once spent £3,000 on pizza for homeless people.

10. After being attacked by a pigeon while on the toilet as a child, Niall developed a fear of birds.

Niall pigeon

11. Louis’ favourite band is The Fray.

12. If Zayn wasn’t signed up in One Direction he would have liked to be an English Teacher.

13. Zayn liked girls who are intelligent.

14. Harry and Niall are known for sleep talking a lot.

15. If Harry wasn’t in One Direction he had the intention of becoming a physiotherapist or would work in a bakery.

16. Liam and Niall both share the same middle name – James.

17. When Harry was 10 years old, he was attacked by a goat!

18. The One Direction 2012 Calender is the best selling calender of all time on Amazon.co.uk!

19. The producer’s wanted Niall to go on a diet when he was on the X-Factor.

20. Zayn has a tattoo on his chest which says his Grandfathers name, in Arabic.

Zayn Tattoo

21. They would all love to collaborate with Bruno Mars.

22. Niall is the only one of the group who is left-handed

23. Their 2011/2012 UK tour sold out in just 12 minutes.

24. During the X Factor auditions all the boys were students. Niall was at Colaiste Mhuire secondary school in Millingar, Zayn studied at Tong High School in Bradford, Liam was at the City of Wolverhampton College, Harry was a pupil at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and Louis was a sixth former at Hall Cross School in Doncaster.

25. Up All Night was recorded in three separate places – London, Los Angeles and Sweden.

26. Liam cried while watching ‘Toy Story 3’.

27. Zayns name is actually spelt with an i (Zain) but he says ‘Zayn’ is more original and so made it his stage name.

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

29. Louis favourite movie is Grease!

30. The One Direction dolls are all 30cm in height and were created using laser-image face-sculpts for maximum authenticity.

1D Dolls

31. Harry Loves to drink Apple Juice.

32. Liam is a great beat-boxer.

33. Kelly Clarkson wrote the song “Tell Me A Lie” on Up All Night.

34. Harry is fluent in French.

35. Harry’s perfect date movie is Bambi because he says, your date will get emotional and cuddle up to you.

36. Harry thought the hunger games was about food!

37. Zayn has a ‘man crush’ on Justin Timberlake.

38. Instead of staying at a hotel with the rest of the lads, Harry visited his mum at home.

39. Niall cried whilst watching ‘Finding Nemo’.

40. The lads are ambassadors for Pokemon Black and White.

1D Pokemon

41. Liam thinks it would be good to employ people to play games with them.

42. Louis likes it when girls wear glasses.

43. Harry’s first word was “cat”

44. Zayn has his first kiss when he was 9 – aw.

45. Harry liked to call his grilfriend “Baby” or “Sweatheart” – cute.

46. Liam has admitted to owning two pink hair straighteners! – when his hair was long enough to straighten that is.

47. Zayn used to eat paper when he was younger.

48. Zayn can play the triangle.

49. When Harry was younger he was kicked out of a supermarket for swearing at customers.

50. Whilst at a hotel, Louis ordered pizza,chips and an orange and passion fruit J20. He also requested a FULL BOTTLE of tomato ketchup from room service.

1D Ketchup

51. Harry doesn’t like white cars.

52. Niall sings outloud when in the shower.

53. Liam used to practice kissing on the back of his hand.

54. Harry’s dress up doll on ‘Stardoll’ has four nipples.

55. If Zayn was a girl he says that he’d date Liam.

56. Harry hates olives.

57. Zayn likes to collect comic books and draw cartoons.

58. Niall annoys Zayn by singing everything in opera.

59. Zayn is afraid of clowns.

60. Liam has a phobia of spoons.

Liam spoons

61. In school, Louis got a detention for going into the girls toilets, even though he got dared to!

62. Liam has no plans to go solo in the future. In fact, he reckons it would be “massively boring.”

63. Harry once told a girl he was gay because he wasnt interested in her.

64. Harry doesn’t like it when girls complain about their weight.

65. Liam would like to get married in his mid-twenties.

66. Niall’s favourite Pokemon is Snivy.

67. Liam only has one kidney and vows never to drink alcohol.

68. When Harry was younger he used to write on his toast with food colouring.

67. After the Brit Awards, Niall cried on the phone to his mum.

68. Zayn’s dad is from Pakistan.

69 .When Niall gets homesick the boys speak to him in an Irish accent to make him feel better.

70. Niall swapped the green ‘One Piece’ with Zayn as he didn’t want there to be any leprechaun jokes.

1D Onesie

71. Liams favourite Justin Bieber song is ‘Somebody to Love’.

72. Harry is a fan of Aerosmiths, a band from the 70s/80s/90s eras.

73. Liam used to skip school to get away from the bullies.

74. Louis hates wearing socks!

75. The boys once sent a birthday card to Simon with £2.50 in it (50p each!)

76. Harry likes girls who wear pink.

77. When going to Mexico, Niall thought he was going to South America!

78. Niall’s breakfast once sold for $100,000!!

79. Louis dreams about Harry and Niall the most.

80. Harry think Niall looks like Furby.

Niall furby

81. Niall has a Nando’s black card.

82. Zayn doesn’t like his lips.

83. Liam bought Niall a life sized Barak Obama for Christmas.

84. Louis pokes Harry’s dimpled on his cheeks when he’s bored.

85. Harry sleeps naked.

86. Zayn was once dumped via text message.

87. If Liam could make an ice-cream flavour he said it would be Krispy Kreme flavoured.

88. Niall once said he would rather eat pizza than kiss a girl.

89. If Louis has a superpower, it would be to fly.

90. According to Liam, Harry is terrible at driving.

Harry in car

91. Liam and Louis have made Harry cry twice. Once by giving him a GIANT wedgie then ripping his Calvin Klein underpants and another time by straightening his curly hair in his sleep.

92. Louis described Zayn’s body as ‘hot and spicy’.

93. Niall wanted to die his hair black but Simon Cowell wouldnt let him.

94. Before The X Factor, Liam once performed in front of 26,000 people at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.

95. Liams favourite animals are turtles!

96. When he was just 11 years old, Louis had a role as an extra on ITV drama Fat Friends. His sisters Daisy and Phoebe starred in the show as babies.

97. Louis’ pet hate is when people chew their food too loudly.

98. Niall has his first kiss when he was 11 years old.

99. In April 2012 Liam and f uis did a 192metre SkyJump jump off Auckland’s Sky Tower.

100. Liam is a closet fan of S Club7!

1D S Club 7


Do you know any other interesting or unusual facts about One Direction? If so comment below!

  • Directioner♥302


    • http://favourabledirection.tumblr.com/ Directioner7


      • Directioner♥302


        • http://favourabledirection.tumblr.com/ Directioner7


          • Directioner♥302

            xD ..

  • http://twitter.com/tickledpink_1D ♥ нαяяү’s cυρcαкε ♥

    #53. That moment when you want to be Liam’s hand. JUST IMAGINING IT MAKES ME HYPERVENTILATE. also, at #45, “Sweatheart”? as in sweat?? lol i just realized. must be a mistake. my favorite is #91, my reaction was like “awww” because i can imagine that Harry is very cute when crying. I’m also like “You’re so pretty when you cry, when you cry.” Also, i must admit that “”Niall and the Potatoes” sounds kinda good (in a way), lol niall is so adorable :)))

  • lea rodriguez


  • Sarah

    OMG I am just crying!!! God thank u very much for these lovely boys!!!!
    I love them one direction is the best part of my life and i can’t imagin what would happen to me if i didn’t know them!!! Love them:-*:-*:-*:-*:-*:-*:-*:-*:-*

    • 1d_sister

      It would have been incomplete without them!!!
      Our hearts would have always been half…without the boys filling in!!

      There were some spelling mistakes but that was all so cute!!!
      Some facts were new to me!!!
      THANK YOU GOD FOR five boys!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

      • Hazza

        I woulden’t have been here talking to all without these five lovely boys!!!!!! :* <3

        • AlyssaLoves1D

          Without these boys in my life I would’ve committed suicide already. They were the only things that stopped me from doing it when my grandad died :(

          • Hazza

            Oh im sorry for u!!!!!!!

          • 1d_sister

            oh I’m so sorry !!!!!!!

        • 1d_sister


          • Hazza


          • AlyssaLoves1D

            aww. Tnx. U guys are so sweet :) but he’s in a better place now and not suffering anymore. I still miss him tho <3

          • 1d_sister

            Yes, I think the same about my granddad…

            Miss him a lot…
            I mean, basically he Was my idol!!!!!
            He taught me how to be stronger and better!!!!!

          • AlyssaLoves1D

            Mine did too. <3. He made me who I am today. But they're here in spirit. :)

          • 1d_sister

            Yes….In Spirit…they’ll always make us believe in our selves!*sigh*

          • Hazza

            Mine also taught me to become strong and what I am today!!
            I should not say this but I will miss him in future because he’s thankfully still alive! :)

          • 1d_sister

            What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger
            Well, I pray for his long life!!!! So he can make you stronger…

          • Hazza

            Yeah it’s better than starving with pain!! :(
            Hope u enjoy life! :)

          • AlyssaLoves1D

            you too :)

          • hazza

            thnx!! <3

          • 1d_sister


          • Hazza

            Nothing much!!!
            Today we had our sports day
            Preparatory and junior school competition
            Class fives(which is my class) did The clap clap clap one which is kind of aerobics and we won the junior school trophy!!!! 😀
            And class 1’s did their P.T on gangnam style which won the preparatory section trophy!!! 😀
            And we also had races in which hodson house (red house) came first
            Lyons house (yellow house) came second
            Cornwallis house (green house which is mine) came third
            And last was martin house (blue house)

            How are ur exams going????

          • 1d_sister

            oh cool!
            Fun day, huh? :)
            Well, even my house is Greeeeeeen!!! =)
            Um..today was our first exam and I think I nailed it! =)
            Rest is still to come, though!
            I’ve got Science on Monday! I hate Biology! D:
            But somehow I’m the top-scorer for Biology!!! lol
            I have a Kathak performance tomorrow…*sigh*

          • Hazza

            Ugh exams I’m also gonna start my exams this year and all the best for your coming exams!! <3
            I don't have the subject biology so I don't need to like it also!!
            And congrats for doing well btw!! 😀
            Oh kathak I used to learn it when I was small but now I dont enjoy it!!!!
            Love u!!!! :)

          • 1d_sister

            Thank You so much, sweetie!
            Tell me ur name plz!
            Kathak….it’s fine!
            All the best for ur exams toooooo! <3
            Science is Done….Maths on 28th!!
            love uuu

      • Sarah

        Oh sorry for my spelling mistakes! I will try to make it better!!:-)
        And for that nice word you said” Larah” thank u very much it made me so excited<3 Love u:-*

        • 1d_sister

          no no no!!!
          I wasn’t talking about Your spelling mistakes!!
          I was talking about the spelling mistakes in the main article and the facts!!!
          I didn’t even notice your spellings!!! I just read it! :)
          Yes, you are welcome Mrs. Payne!!!!!!! 😀
          <3 Love u too!!!

          • Sarah

            Aha! Ok I got it! Love u too sister Horan:-P

          • 1d_sister

            Sister Horan sounds sickly hilarious!!!!! =D
            love yoooooou

  • http://twitter.com/xoxpunkstar3003 zayn malik fan

    OMG I have so much in common with them eeeeeeeep I LUV ONE DIRECTION!!!!!

  • niall is my boyfriend

    omg i love niall

  • Mariclara

    Omg I love those facts,but I know them long time ago, they do things alike as things that I do

  • Stini2526

    love it and i use to like S Club7 to lol

  • http://twitter.com/Super_Girl_1D Jessica Kakaley

    Liam’s a bit of a prankster. Another reason I love him <3

  • mrsstylesiwanttomarryharry

    I knew all the facts!

    • 1d_sister

      that’s pretty cool!!!

  • mrsstylesiwanttomarryharry

    My Username is supposed to be HarryMe but for some it is mrsstylesiwanttomarryharry

  • amazing#1d

    Awwww lnl. Niall looks like furby!!!!! That made me cry with laughter! ! !

  • Olivia Jones

    Lol that’s cute!

  • http://twitter.com/luvyou_1D Directioner

    Aww I just love them
    Good to know these facts :)

  • Hazza

    Omg i knew almost all of them!!!!!!!
    #91 that was so naughty of liam and louis!!!!!!!!
    #85 OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nia loves zaaayyynnn

    Aw I already knew some of them but some are so cute!

  • Directioner

    I just love them!!<3<3<3

  • I’mADirectionerWBY

    That awkward moment when all those facts weren’t new to you …

    • http://twitter.com/f_singer feefee :)

      Word i already knew all these facts except the last one 0.o

    • http://twitter.com/lizziepeach1234 Elizabeth Velez

      lmfao! right!

    • Nicole Styles

      Lol! So true!!!

    • Bianca

      I know

    • Gemma

      I feel really special because only one was a new fact. The one about Harry’s doll having four nipples. :)

  • Kimberly 1D

    I love 1D they are al for me they are a part of my life

  • I’mADirectionerWBY

    #73 I really can’t understand how people can hate Liam. Liam Payne. I mean c’mon are you serious? He’s amazing and I love love love him. He’s so caring and aww. Shame on those who bullied him!

  • sara

    fact #85 are you serious? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/upasana.tejwani Upasana Tejwani

    I thought liam got an ultrasound and now he has two kidneys again… am I wrong?

  • Lital

    Harry marry me Yesterday

  • Frida Svaneberg

    Louis hates wearing socks, but Zayn always wear two pairs ,9

  • http://twitter.com/Zayn_Malik_Ella Ella schwartz

    Harry lock you door and they wont straiten your hair

  • Sam

    I knew almost all these lol 😛 I love them<3 They make me smile everyday..they saved me <3

  • http://twitter.com/I_needHoran_hug Valentina

    wow.Even though I’m one of the biggest Directioners,I have to admit that I didn’t know loads of those facts.Congratulations,you manage to suprise me!:)

  • Louis for life

    One Direction are so hot and funny i really want to meet them someday. But there not much chance I will meet them :(

    • http://favourabledirection.tumblr.com/ Directioner7

      Don’t give up. Don’t have that mentality. Hold on to hope.In this world that’s all that’s certain. Just hold on and maybe someday you’ll meet them.

  • icametocelebrate

    I’m so ashamed.. :( I can’t say i knew all of them

  • Riel Whittle

    Facts 40 and 66… Best things ever! I want to battle them sooooo badly!!! (I would so win 😉 but Niall you need a new fav Pokemon cause snivy is not ok! Osshowatt (sorry I probably spelled this wrong!) is much better! And what are the other boys fav Pokemon??? I must know the answer!!!!

  • Directioner

    Some are 20 and 21 years old

  • Directioner

    Who called you guys b******

  • Directioner

    Sarah what are you doing talking about Taylor swift you and your friends need to stop talking about taylor swift???

  • Sally

    Goats and pigeons. Anyone else find it incredibly funny that Niall and Harry have been attacked by one of these? Lol:)


    2 questions why the the CRAP would they want Niall to go on a diet (19)?!?!?!?!?!and who the CRAP would pick on Liam…..the guy is freakishly nice to everyone……why would someone mess with him?!?!?!?!?!

  • celestemariehoranable

    actually liam has 2 kidneys now…

  • http://twitter.com/oliviarenaud1 Olivia Renaud 1D fan

    Omg did u see harry’s car!!!!

  • Nicole Styles

    I LOVE YOU GIYS AND YOUR WEIRDNESS!!!!!!!! I will now start wearing pink and they spelled “Barack” wrong lol they forgot the c before the k, guess they were very excited like I was when I was reading this!


    OMG OMG OMG Reading these facts just makes me more and more obbsesed or should I say dedicated? Idk either one works for me

  • AlyssaLoves1D

    The amazing feeling directioner feeling I got from reading this was beautiful. I’m crying my butt out right now :’)
    I feel even better knowing that knew most of them 😉

  • Andrea1DLover

    I love one direction so much I don’t know what I would do if they weren’t in my life. They are my life look how far they they came already I love one direction….so much

  • Laura Horan

    That awkward moment when u already knew all of that 😛 heh

  • http://twitter.com/L_loves_you 1D forever❤

    If One Direction didn’t exist I have no idea what my life would be like!

  • Bianca

    Can someone tell me why I can’t marry zayn

  • Gemma

    OMG NIALL DOES LOOK A BIT LIKE A FURBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Weird. :)

  • Mrs. Harry Styles

    “hot and spicy!” I think I’ll start to say that a lot now! And pretty every thing in here about Harry. Hoping I’ll be his future wife!!!!

  • kaitlin

    Louis fave girl band is the cheeky girls

  • Bella

    I love my Boys !!! xx

  • ash

    proud to b a pakistani..!EEEEE

  • Mrs.Horan:)

    Completed my life :) # 93 got me scared it said niall wanted to die! My heart fell to the floor it’s supposed to be dye his hair Xx hope the boys read this :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammie.sixx1 Samantha Wollacott

    i have so much in common with liam :L

  • http://twitter.com/jazelrenteria1 jazel renteria

    omg i cant believe tht Zayn cnt swim he looks like a guy tht can swim thts a shock

  • http://twitter.com/jazelrenteria1 jazel renteria

    IDK wat i wuld without 1D my life wuldnt be complete without thm thy are so cute if thy were never famous i wuld jst be like my life sucks

  • http://twitter.com/amysweetie28 Amy Sweetheart

    wow these are very interesting i just love those boys <3

  • Harrys_sweetheart

    OMG I know all of these I love one direction if it wasn’t for them I would be anorexic

  • John Jay I. Parone