- there was a cable network called The Puppy Channel. All it did for three years was broadcast footage of puppies playing.
- the Soviet scientists who developed the H-bomb were just as afraid of letting their military control the technology as the scientists under Oppenheimer
- Robert Watson Watt, pioneer of Radar, was caught speeding at the age of 64, by a cop with a Radar gun.
- Reminder – Main song from “O’ Brother Where Art Thou’ was an archival recording of an actual prisoner 40 years earlier. The record label tracked him down, paid him, and took him to the Grammys.
- the Library of Congress has a letter sent by a young Neil deGrasse Tyson to Carl Sagan, thanking Sagan for his generosity when they met at Cornell, and telling of his future career plans in science
- in Inception, if you take the first letters of the main characters’ names – Dom, Robert, Eames, Arthur, Mal and Saito – they spell “Dreams”. If you add Peter, Ariadne and Yusuf, the whole makes “Dreams Pay”, which is what dreams do for a mind thief.