Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • O’Hare airport is named after Edward O’Hare, an American fighter pilot who was the lone defender during an attack on his carrier. He was killed leading the first night defense against Kamikaze attack. Two years earlier, his father was murdered for being the only man willing to testify against Al Capone.


  • “Peter Pan” is the only UK copyright which has been extended in perpetuity, meaning Great Ormond Street Hospital can receive royalties from it forever. This has earned it the name “the copyright which never grows up.”


  • Heath Ledger was the first actor to ever win an Academy Award for the portrayal of a comic book character in a movie.


  • Rapper Ice-T served four years in the Army in the 25th Infantry Division and received an Honorable Discharge.


  • When the movie “Clue” was shown in theaters, different theaters were given one of three different endings.


  • Cats don’t have taste receptors that react to sweet things and therefore cannot taste anything sweet.


  • While “Orient” is a term for the East in relationship to Europe, “Occident” is a term for the West.


        Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.


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