Facts from the TV Show "24"


24 is an action show where the lead character, Jack Bauer, kicks ass, tortures, and does what it takes to take down the "bad guys."


Dennis Haysbert, the guy who played President Palmer is often seen on TV commercials promoting an insurance company.


Chuch Norris style facts are starting to be created about Jack Bauer. For example, "Most pilots need 5,000 feet of runway to land a plane. Jack Bauer needs 100 feet and a gun."


Kiefer Sutherland was born in London on December 21, 1966. He has both a Canadian and British passport.


Kiefer has spoken at West Point to say that it's wrong to torture. A very un-Bauer-like move.


Many groups have criticized 24 for negative portrayals of certain minorities.


An FBI expert said about torture: "Only a psychopath can torture and be unaffected. You dont want people like that in your organization. They are untrustworthy, and tend to have grotesque other problems.


24 video games, action figures and comics exist.


24 has been parodied several times, including by South Park and Family Guy.


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