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-9Day care sex abuse hysteria
In the late 1980s, a mass moral panic swept across the USA where many daycare providers were accused of ritual satanic sexual abuse, with dozens jailed based solely on children’s testimony, who were coached by psychologists.
Aurora enthusiasts in Alberta discovered a previously undocumented ribbon of light in the sky similar to the aurora borealis. They named it 'Steve' in tribute to the animated film "Over the Hedge," in woodland creatures name an unknown object "Steve" to make it appear less frightening.
In 2008, Ronda Rousey became the first American woman to win a medal in Judo at the Olympics.
When fluoride was first introduced to American water supplies in the 1940s and 50s it was criticized as a Communist plot to socialize medicine and deplete the brain power of American children.
Support team members who work for Waffle House Corporate spend one day a year working inside a Waffle House restaurant.
'Chai' means tea. If you say 'chai tea', it literally means 'tea tea'.
In Avengers Endgame, during 2012 Thor mentions that they are going to lunch. He is referring to the Avengers post-credit scene where they are eating shawarma.
-2In the limelight
Pre-electricity theatre spotlights produced light by directing a flame at calcium oxide (quicklime). This mineral glows white when heated. These kinds of lights were called limelights and this is the origin of the phrase “in the limelight” to mean “at the centre of attention”.
-1George Harrison's Violent Attack
Two years prior to his death from cancer, George Harrison was attacked by an intruder who broke into his home and stabbed him over 40 times with a kitchen knife. George Harrison's final letter was addressed to Mike Myers, expressing his appreciation for the Austin Powers films. Myers received the letter on the same day Harrison passed away. As a Hindu, Harrison's ashes were spread in the Ganges.
0Hendrix's Woodstock Clause
When Jimi Hendrix played Woodstock, he had a clause in his contract that prohibited any acts from playing after him. Due to scheduling and technical issues, he didn't perform until 9 a.m. on Monday, by which time most people had gone home and missed his legendary set.