Bank robber John Wojtowicz plotted some of his robbery based on scenes in The Godfather (1972) starring Al Pacino. Al Pacino later went on to play John in the Academy Award winning movie Dog Day Afternoon (1975) based on the robbery.
After Russia outlawed virtually all gambling in 2009. A Russian engineer learned how to cheat slot machines. He took his knowledge to the US and won $21,000. Casinos still have no fix for it.
Gordon Ramsay set up a business inside a London prison which allows prisoners bake goods which are sold on the outside, providing the prison with financial support and giving the prisoners the culinary skills and work experience they need in order to get honest work after their sentence.
At 73 years old, Ronald Reagan received a recruiting letter from the Marine Corps while he was President.
The Pentagon was constructed with twice the number of bathrooms needed for the number of employees because segregated Virginia at the time required separate facilities for “white” and “colored” persons.
Paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that forces the reader or listener to reinterpret the first part. An example being, “On the other hand, you have different fingers”.
Steve-O was a clown and graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.
10% of those conscripted in the UK in WWII were sent to serve not on the battlefield, but in the coal mines that powered the war machine. Some of these soldiers were not released from service until two years after the war ended. They were not formally recognized for their contribution until 1995.
Brazil is number 2 over all in the world at producing models after the US. Rio Grande do Sul represents 5% of Brazil’s population but produces more than 50% of its models. The appeal of the region’s inhabitants is attributed to the historical migration of Germans and Italians.