"General" Custer wasn't a general at the time of his death at Little Big Horn. He was promoted to Brevet General during the Civil War, which was basically a temporary promotion. After the war, he was reverted back to his true rank of Lieutenant Colonel, the rank he held when he was killed.
The Mark Twain Prize "recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain." Ellen DeGeneres has been named the winner for 2012. Can you name the other 14 recipients (1998-2011)?
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.)