Mitchell originally wanted to be a folk guitarist; he cites Edie Brickell and Tracy Chapman as favorites.
Zamora is the only band member to have graduated high school.
The band's name comes from a daydream by Corso, imagining that our whole world is simply a science project for some aliens.
Their first record was titled Greatest Hits.
The band is good friends with Papa Roach. They are signed to Papa Roach's label, New Noize. The two bands even share A&R men.
Mitchell's father's guitar playing inspired him. His father played to living rooms. The son plays to amphitheaters.
They all come from Riverside, California.
Zamora and Cosgrove used to be in a Primus cover band.
On May 22, 2002, their tour bus crashed while they were in Spain. The driver was killed, and the band suffered various injuries, the most serious of which was a broken vertebra by Mitchell. They had to cancel the rest of the tour.