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- Arnold made $75,000 for his role in Terminator, but in Terminator 2 he made $15,000,000 7 years later.
- At the urging of radio host Jean Shepherd, listeners entered bookstores and asked for a book that did not exist. So many people took part in this hoax that the book was soon on The New York Times Best Seller list.
- Tolkien considered languages the foundation of his work. He created the stories for his languages, not the other way around.
- When macaroni and cheese’s ingredients became widely accessible in North America, the fancy upperclass restaurants stopped serving it.
- The Higgs boson is nicknamed ‘the God particle’ not because of its fundamental role in the universe, but because Leon Lederman, a theoretical physicist who wrote a book about it in 1993, called it the ‘Goddamn particle’, as it was so difficult to observe
- The first Native American who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony walked into their encampment and greeted them in English.