Candid Camera host Allen Funt was once on a flight that was hijacked and flown to Cuba. Because everyone on the plane recognized him they thought it was part of a stunt and did not realise the danger they were in and started enjoying themselves and gave the hijacker a standing ovation.
Harvard chose “The Wire” as curriculum material for their course on urban inequality. Many other universities offer classes in various disciplines based on the TV series, ranging from law to sociology to film studies.
The Pontiac Aztec, considered a commercial failure during its production life, has seen a resurgence in popularity and public interest in the late 2000s and early 2010s thanks to its association with Breaking Bad.
Supernatural fans used the hash tag #LuciferIsComing for the 5th season premiere when Lucifer is released, but unaware Twitter users responded with numerous #GodIsHere hash tags, leading both topics to be blocked from Twitter.
Two people have won the 1 million dollar prize on “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” — a superintendent from Georgia and the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics.
A man trapped in a coma for 12 years was aware of everything. His hatred of Barney reruns constantly playing helped him to regain control of his mind.
A man named Jack Ass tried to sue Jackass for $10 million.
When the final episode of M*A*S*H aired, major plumbing systems in New York City shut down because everyone waited until the episode was over to use the toilet.