Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical. J.K. Rowling said no.
The majority of the text in the Monroe Doctrine was actually penned by John Quincy Adams.
Plastic-bodied cars aren't exactly new; the Ford Motor Company made their first one back in 1941.
In addition to the four known taste sensations (bitter, salty, sour, and sweet), some scientists now include a fifth, called "umami," best represented by the MSG flavoring added to certain foods.
Rogaine and Viagra were discovered by testing potential blood pressure medicines.
Former Today Show weatheman Willard Scott got an early career boost by portraying Ronald McDonald in commercials.