Fact Cards

381. Emma Stone-Emma Stone celebrated her mom being 2 years cancer free in 2010 by writing a letter to Paul McCartney asking him to sketch two birds' feet because The Beatles' song

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382. Johnny Cash-Johnny Cash took only three voice lessons in his childhood before his teacher, enthralled with Cash's unique singing style, advised him to stop taking lessons and to never deviate from his natural voice.

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383. Greyhounds-Greyhounds are universal blood donors, and with few exceptions, blood from any greyhound can be given to any other breed of dog.

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384. Odysseus-According to ancient Greek literature, when Odysseus arrived home after an absence of  20 years, disguised as a beggar, the only one to recognize him was his aged dog Argos, who wagged his tail at his master, and then died.

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385. Cosmopolitan-In its January 1988 issue, Cosmopolitan ran a feature claiming that women had almost no reason to worry about contracting HIV. The piece claimed that unprotected sex with an HIV-positive man did not put women at risk of infection and went on to state that

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386. Lion King-Disney originally wanted ABBA to do the soundtrack for 'The Lion King'. When ABBA said they weren't available, they asked Elton John.

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387. Jews-In Russia, Jews were believed to have a secret vegetable they ate so that they wouldn’t become alcoholics. Anti-Semitism was justified because they refused to share their magic vegetable.

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388. Chekov-Chekov did not appear on 'Star Trek' until the first episode of the second season. The character was created to attract young viewers by resembling Davy Jones of The Monkees.

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389. Grizzly Bears-Grizzly bears were so feared and respected by Native Americans that hunting them required a company of 4 to 10 warriors and was done with the same preparation and ceremoniality as intertribal warfare.

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390. Simo Hayha-Finnish sniper Simo Hayha killed so many Russians (more than 550 confirmed kills) during World War 2 that the Russians nicknamed him

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