If you're reading these words, it's possible that the Letter People are primarily responsible. What started out as a simple literacy program gradually morphed into a television program detailing the events in Letter People Land (later, The Land of the Letter People). Though the series was revised slightly in the '90s, elder readers may recall listening to Letter People programs on 8-tracks (yeah, 8-Tracks) or vinyl records.
In writing his own tombstone, Thomas Jefferson penned a lengthy memorial listing many of his great accomplishments, from “author of the Declaration of Independence” to “founder of the University of Virginia.” However, he did forget one small achievement: the tombstone fails to mention that Jefferson was once president of the United States.
You probably know that Michael J. Fox, Jim Carrey and Dan Aykroyd all hail from the Great White North. And John Candy, Phil Hartman, Rick Moranis, Mike Myers and Martin Short. Oh, and Celine Dion and all those hockey players, too. But how about these famous people? Do you know if they were born in Canada?
Alien Hand Syndrome is a condition that defines itself: AHS sufferers believe that one of their hands acts completely on its own. The disorder is generally caused by brain damage resulting from strokes or physical trauma.
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.)