~ In 2006, Bono, who formed a private equity group with five partners, purchased a 40% share in Forbes Media. The equity group, Elevation, is named after a U2 song.
~ The only state highway that bans motor vehicles is on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Travel on the scenic eight-mile long M-185 is restricted to foot, bike, horse and horse-drawn carriage.
~ In the Harry Potter books, galleons, sickles, and knuts are coins. Galleons are gold; sickles, silver; and knuts, bronze.
~ New Orleans Mardi Gras borrowed its official colors - purple, green, and gold - from Russia's royal house of Romanov. The colors were officially adopted after New Orleans organized it first Mardi Gras in 1872 to honor the visiting grand duke Alexis Romanov.