Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Queen Elizabeth does carry a small amount of money in that large handbag — enough to put into the weekly collection plate at church.
Legendary poolshark Minnesota Fats was actually from New York. He lifted his moniker from a fictional character in the film The Hustler.
Editor Bennett Cerf challenged Dr. Seuss to write a book containing exactly 50 words. The result? Green Eggs and Ham.
Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son.
Only one breed of dog is mentioned by name in the Bible: the Greyhound. (Proverbs 30:29-31, King James Version).
The University of Minnesota is older than the state of Minnesota.