~ 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.