Wednesday, December 21, 2011


~  A Wendy's fast food served as the McDowell's Restaurant where Prince Akeem, portrayed by Eddie Murphy, worked in the 1988 film Coming to America.  It was in Jackson Heights in New York City and was closed for renovations at the time.

~  The laughing kookaburra (a native of Australia and New Guinea) is often used as a sound effect in jungle films because it's easily mistaken for the noise made by a group of monkeys.

~  When it comes to Italian sauces Bolognese means prepared in the style of Bologna.  Marinara means prepared sailor-style.  The simple meatless sauce was once a staple aboard Italian ships.

~  Martha Stewart listed her motto as "I do what I please and I do it with ease" in her high school yearbook.  In 1959 she was a senior at Nutley High School in Nutley, New Jersey.

~  In the United Kingdom, plastic wrap is called cling film.

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