A few “Today I Learned” entries from Reddit:
The McRib is only “back” whenever pork prices are lowest. Link.
A trivia book author included a fake entry that said ‘Philip’ was the first name of TV detective ‘Columbo,’ who has no first name. When Trivial Pursuit included ‘Philip Columbo’ as an answer, the author sued for $300 million, saying they had stolen their trivia from his books. Link.
Harriet Tubman never lost a slave in 19 trips on the Underground Railroad. One of her secrets for not getting caught was drugging kids with opium to keep them from crying. Link.
Luasfilm employs a guy whose job is maintaining the Star Wars canon. The position was created to avoid a repeat of incidents like a 1978 Star Wars novel that depicted Luke and Leia getting romantic. Link.Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList