- North Koreans must abide by one of 28 approved haircuts. Unmarried women must have short hair, but married woman have many more options, and the hair of young men should be less than 2 inches long, older men can go as long as 2¾
- In 1966, toy sellers were reluctant to stock Twister, which critics called ‘sex in a box,’ until a PR firm got Johnny Carson to play the party game with one of his guests, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. Milton Bradley sold 3 million copies the following year.
- Astronomers discovered a planet which rains glass sideways, giving it a blue hue.
- your language affects how you see colors, such that a Himba speaker could not distinguish between blue and green, but could immediately separate almost identical shades of green
- William Kamkwamba aged 14, learnt how to build an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap from information gained in library books, after being forced to drop out of school due to poverty.
- When DeNiro beat out Bob Hoskins for the role of Al Capone in “The Untouchables”, De Palma mailed Hoskins a check for £20,000 with a “Thank You” note. Hoskins then asked him if there were any more movies he didn’t want him to be in.