George Orwell’s use of 2+2=5 as a catchphrase of the dystopian government in his book 1984 is based on Joseph Stalin’s use of that equation in propaganda. Soviet posters declared “2 + 2 plus the enthusiasm of the workers = 5” long before Orwell wrote his novel. The USSR reached the goals of that Five Year Plan in four years, therefore meaning that the “enthusiasm of the workers” did five years worth of work in four years.
A Dutch city of Utrecht celebrated George Orwell’s 110 birthday by putting party hats on surveillance cameras.
George Orwell loved a cup of tea so much that in 1946 he published a guide to making it called “A Nice Cup Of Tea”.