Superman had an alternative story where Superman’s rocket ship lands on a Ukrainian collective farm rather than in Kansas.
NASA only uses 15 digits of pi for calculating interplanetary travel. At 40 digits, you could calculate the circumference of a circle the size of the visible universe to an accuracy equal to the diameter of a hydrogen atom.
“Born in the U.S.A” by Bruce Springsteen reached higher on the charts in Ireland, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands than it did in the U.S.A.
In 1961, J.R.R Tolkien was rejected for a Nobel Prize, on the grounds of his poor storytelling.
A Japanese man has been sending identical handwritten letters weekly to a hotel in the Netherlands for the last 40 years.
He just sent the letters because the hotel was in Volendam and his birthday was on the 22nd of the month.
After a long interview, Mr. Kaor explained that V is the 22nd letter of the Latin alphabet, which is why he likes things that start with V.
In 2004, Jessica Simpson sold a line of edible makeup, perfume, and body wash that was discontinued after several lawsuits. One customer claimed the Butterscotch Toffee Body Wash caused a yeast infestion, and another said after using Belly Button Love Potion, she was followed by bees.
Nazi rocket scientist Dr. Wernher von Braun wrote a science fiction novel in 1949 called Project Mars: A Technical Tale. The novel takes place in the 1980s and is about the first human mission to Mars and their encounter with benevolent Martians on the planet, including the Martian leader, Elon.
It took Taco Bell food engineers two years and 40 different recipes to create the Doritos Loco taco. It became so popular that it led to Taco Bell adding 15,000 jobs, propelling the company to outgrow Pizza Hut, KFC and even McDonald’s.
Nike’s Cortez shoes were going to be called Aztec, but Adidas threatened legal action because of their Azteca Gold shoes. In response Nike decided to name the new model after Hernán Cortés, whose expedition led to the Aztec Empire’s fall.
The amount of college students in America who are interested in partying have declined in recent years due to the rise in social media.