Comic book publishing giants Marvel and DC can both churn out whiz-bang serialized adventures, but they disagree on one very important aspect of a super hero’s origin. Marvel sets all its characters in real cities (New York, Los Angeles, etc.). DC Comics, however, chooses to keep the fantasy alive with places like Batman’s Gotham City and Superman’s Metropolis.
Looking to expand his fan base, a young Elvis Presley landed a monthlong gig at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Unfortunately, the booking didn’t last. After just one performance (on October 2, 1954), the management threw Elvis out onto the street because he wasn’t singing country “correctly.”
The fortune cookie was invented in the early 20th century by Makato Hagiwara, who designed the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. He intended the cookie to be a snack for people walking through the garden.
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.)