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Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Elton John has three pianos named after other famous musicians – Aretha Franklin, Nia Simone, and Diana Krall.
  • Prior to writing the famous Goosebumps series, R.L.Stine wrote jokes for Bazooka Joe gum wrappers.
  • The original title for the 1996 film Scream was Scary Movie.
  • Children’s author Shel Silverstein wrote Johnny Cash’s hit “A Boy Named Sue.”
  • Peaches and almonds are members of the same family.
  • Prior to Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero got his start making short films for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
  • The term “dude” was originally an insult to men who were overly concerned with fashion trends in the 1800s.
  • Caffeine withdrawal is classified as a mental disorder in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition).

            Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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