A guy implied he was going to build a 480 ft skyscraper but labeled all the plans as 480″. Then he had it built 40′ tall as per the plans, pocketed the investment money and won in court because he didn’t technically defraud anyone.
Research suggests that one giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50 million cars, while the top 15 largest container ships together may be emitting as much pollution as all 760 million cars on earth.
Click (2006) is the only Adam Sandler film to date that has been nominated for an Oscar. The category was ‘Best Achievement in Makeup’.
The Japanese have a word (tsundoku [積ん読]) for the habit of buying a lot of books and never reading them.
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) was required to be accompanied by crew members who wore brightly-colored vests while in the forests of the Pacific Northwest filming scenes set on Endor, so as not to be mistaken for Bigfoot and shot.
Disney was planning on making a short film featuring Mickey Mouse as Christopher Columbus discovering America. It got cancelled because the animation team was unsure how to animate the native people Mickey would have to encounter in a non-offensive way.
Graça Machel, after being widowed by her Mozambican consort, would marry Nelson Mandela during his presidency, thus making her the first woman to become first lady in two countries.