The Hollywood Sign appearing to be lit up at night is mostly an illusion due to it being large, white, and reflecting the city lights below it. It has only been lit once since the 1940s.
The “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” signs commonly seen on the doors of stores went mainstream in the 1960’s as an attempt to keep hippies from shopping.
The town of Shitterton, England, kept getting its town sign stolen. In 2010, they finally solved the problem by installing a 1.6 tonne concrete slab with the town name inscribed on it.
Residents of the village of Shitterton in England grew so tired of people stealing a sign with the village name on it they replaced it with a 1.5 tonne block of stone with the village name inscribed upon it.
A giant “Welcome to Cleveland” sign on a rooftop in the flight path of a Milwaukee airport has been causing “panic and outrage” to passengers arriving by air for over 37 years. The creator’s reasoning: “Living in the world is not a dress rehearsal. You better have fun with it.”
On Jan. 1, 1976 a prankster played a word game with the Hollywood sign. He hung curtains to make it read “Hollyweed.”
Colorado switched mile marker “420” to “419.99” in order to stop people from stealing it. The number 420 is often used as a reference to smoking marijuana.
In 1920’s the Hollywood-sign was lit by thousands of light bulbs and the guy who changed the burnt ones, lived in a little cabin near the sign.
While “Stop” signs in France are in English, in Quebec, they are in French.