Tuesday, January 24, 2012


~  Ronald McDonald is known as Donald McDonald in Japan.  The change was made because there is no "r" sound in Japanese.

~  In Canadian slang, a "silly sider" is a left-handed person.

~  The popular children's book "The Cat and the Hat" was written in 1957 in hopes of replacing the "Dick and Jane" elementary school primers.

~  James Caan popularized the expression "bada-bing" by uttering it, unscripted, as sonny Corleone in "The Godfather."  Caan told an interviewer, "It just came out of my mouth - I don't know from where."

~  Lloyd's of London paid out only $3,019,400 in insurance claims resulting from the Titanic disaster.

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