It is bad luck to whistle in a theatre. The superstition dates back to the time when off-duty sailors would run the fly system in theatres, and the sailors would whistle the cues to each other. Therefore, if you were to walk through a theatre carelessly whistling a tune, you might cause a scenic piece to fall on your head.
The NFL season kicks off on Thursday. To make sure you're sufficiently prepared for some football, let's see how many of the 32 opening weekend starting QBs you can name in 5 minutes. (Hints: Last names will suffice; and you spell it 'Roethlisberger.')
The purpose of gasoline rationing during the Second World War was not to conserve gas, but to conserve TIRES. The primary source for natural rubber at the time was Southeast Asia, much of which was under Japanese control.
Today is Veterans Day, which gives us all a good opportunity to thank the troops who have served our country. The holiday was formerly known as Armistice Day, though, and it celebrated the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. How much do you know about that armistice and the holiday it inspired? Let's find out.
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)