On paper, Storage Wars seems like an idea that would’ve never worked—but it did. Watching people bid on storage containers that have been abandoned by their original owners just sounds strange. But viewers can’t get enough, and they want to know more. Well, let’s unlock the secret vault and pore over some Storage Wars facts you may not have known…

Some of it’s staged | 0:21
A&E is a First Amendment proponent | 1:21
Jarrod Schulz’ dark past | 1:53
Jarrod owes his fame to his aunt | 2:30
Mark Balelo’s arrest and suicide | 3:02
Love at first sight | 3:31
Dan suffered a double brain aneurysm | 4:06
Pirate’s booty | 4:36
Barry got his start in wholesale produce | 5:10