Just after filming Biloxi Blues, Matthew Broderick was vacationing in Northern Ireland with Jennifer Grey, his Ferris Buller co-star. He drove on the wrong side of the road, collided with and killed a mother and daughter, and was fined $175.
In 2002, 30 British Marines accidentally invaded Spain.
Buzz Aldrin was the first man to pee (his pants) on the Moon.
Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten french toast sold for over $3,000 on eBay.
At Texas Tech University, a prominent statue of Will Rogers on his horse, Soapsuds, sits at the main entrance to the school. The rear end of the horse is pointed at College Station, TX, home of rival school Texas A&M.
The Department of Veterans Affairs set up a special 800 number to help the hundreds of former soldiers who were traumatized after seeing Saving Private Ryan.