There was a movie made 4 years before 9/11 that condemned the incompetency of government officials to prevent the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center towers from happening again; it’s called “Path to Paradise” (1997). Prophetically, it ends with a terrorist being shown that the WTC is still standing and he says, “Next time we’ll bring them both down.” And in 1998, The Seige was released, about middle easterners attacking NYC, and The X Files predicted a plane crashing into NYC.
There is a real life “Van Wilder” who attended his university for 16 years and did not graduate despite having enough credits completed for 9 majors and 5 minors.
Salvador Dali made a painting for the prisoners at Rikers Island in NYC that hung in the prisoner dining room for 15 years, when it was moved to the prison lobby for ‘safekeeping’. In 2003, three prison guards and a warden stole the painting.
While playing Queen Elizabeth in a stage play, Helen Mirren stayed in character after the show to fulfill a 10 year old boy’s dying wish to meet the Queen. They had tea together, and he thought he was with Her Majesty the entire time.
Belgium is building a beer pipeline that will move 1,500 gallons of beer per hour.
Ten days before Freddie Mercury died, Jim Beach, Queen’s manager, met with him to discuss what could be done with his legacy. Freddie said, “You can do whatever you like with my image, my music, remix it, re-release it, whatever… just never make me boring.”
On a trip to China, Prince Philip joked to students that “If you stay here much longer, you’ll go slit-eyed.” After initial concerns of offense, Chinese officials responded that they also warned their students of going “round-eyed” when studying abroad.”