- The planet Neptune was mathematically predicted before it was directly observed, based on the orbit of Uranus.
- It snows metal on Venus
- After she posed nude in Playboy at age 19, Drew Barrymore received a quilt from her godfather Steven Spielberg for her 20th Birthday with a note that read, ‘Cover Yourself Up.’
- The famous ‘No brown M&Ms’ clause by the band Van Halen was actually a very sophisticated method of quality control used in their concerts.
- No Pixar movie has ever been a flop or made less than $150 million domestically.
- Robert “Bob” Anderson, Sword-Fighting Trainer, who trained actors in sword-fighting for Highlander, The Princess Bride, The Mask of Zorro, & who played Darth Vader’s Stunt Double, described Viggo Mortensen as “The Best Fencer I Have Ever Trained” in 50+ Years.
- The “sugar buzz,” or hyperactivity in children as a result of sugar intake, is a myth
- The South Korean government demands that big-box retailers, like Tesco and Costco, be closed two Sundays a month in an effort to support small businesses and mom-and-pop vendors.
- Orson Wells’ famous radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds (which aired 75 years ago today) actually caused almost none of the public panic for which it became famous; newspapers’ over-reporting of the incident was actually an attempt to discredit radio as a news source.
- After Scarface was given an X rating three times by the MPAA, director Brian De Palma held a panel of real narcotics experts who said that the film was a realistic portrayal of the drug underworld that should be seen by everyone. Because of this, the MPAA allowed the third cut to be released.
- A child only displaying redeye in one eye in a photograph, should be immediately checked for retinolastoma, a cancer of the retina.