Koreans eat about 600 million chickens per year and Korean fried chicken (or KFC) and beer is so popular that its facination has spread to China via Korean soap operas. A Chinese company once flew all 4500 of its employees to Korea so they all can have KFC and beer.
Last week, the official newspaper of North Korea admitted that Kim Il-sung, the founder of the country, was not able to teleport by folding space.
Professors of universities during the Vietnam War inflated students’ grades in order to help them avoid the draft.
The creators of the Game of Thrones TV series, Benioff and Weiss, had no prior experience in television and only limited experience writing movie scripts. Their original pilot episode was so poorly received at test screenings that HBO demanded that they re-shoot 90% of it.
Moviegoers seeing “13 Ghosts” in 1960 could choose if they wanted to see the ghosts or not. The ghosts were added with a red filter on scenes with a blue filter. People were given viewers with red and blue cellophane, and depending on which one they looked through could “remove” the ghosts.
While filming the 2000 hit movie, Castaway, Tom Hanks received a cut and got a staph infection that nearly killed the Academy Award winning actor. The cut gave him blood poisoning, Hanks was in the hospital for 3 days and production of the movie was shut down for 3 weeks.
Stephen Baldwin has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the initials “HM” for Hannah Montana. He got it because Miley Cryus told him he could cameo on the show if he had the initials tattooed on his body. He was never given the opportunity to cameo and now regrets getting the tattoo.
New research provides evidence that men tend to mellow out when they are with their girlfriend. The study, published in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, found that the presence of a romantic partner reduces risk-taking propensity in young men.
Having your own garden — and spending time in it — improves health and well-being. Research has found gardening at home had a similar effect on people’s emotional well-being as biking, walking or dining out. The benefits of home gardening were similar across racial boundaries and between urban and suburban residents.