There is a mental delusion called The Truman Show delusion where those affected believe their lives are actually reality shows. A patient went to New York to check whether the World Trade Center had fallen believing the 9/11 attacks to be an elaborate plot twist in his personal storyline.
In 1896 two trains in Texas were deliberately crashed head-on in a publicity stunt, a spectacle attracting more than 40,000 people and resulting in 3 deaths and numerous injuries from flying debris and carnage. Everyone thought it was quite awesome, regardless.
Fes from That 70’s Show stands for ‘Foreign Exchange Student’ because his real name is unpronounceable.
About half of Sweden’s population watches Donald Duck every Christmas Eve since 1960.
There is syndrome dubbed “The Truman Show Delusion” where the patient believes their life is a reality TV series, just like the main character of The Truman Show.