Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding amassed nearly 30 million viewers in the U.S. The 2019 Super Bowl brought in more than 98 million viewers. But Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana had 750 million people worldwide tune in to see them wed!
In the original 1900 Wonderful Wizard of Oz novel, written by author L. Frank Baum, the titular magic man revealed that his full name was actually much longer: Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs.
In the story, Oz, as he calls himself, explains, “It was a dreadfully long name to weigh down a poor innocent child, and one of the hardest lessons I ever learned was to remember my own name. When I grew up I just called myself O.Z., because the other initials were P-I-N-H-E-A-D; and that spelled ‘pinhead,’ which was a reflection on my intelligence.”
In 1938 Orsen Wells did a Radio Broadcast for his story of a Martian Invasion. People were turning in late and thought it was real and everyone started to freak the hell out. Right? Wrong. No one lost their shit over this. That whole story was nothing bust a marketing campaign put on by Wells and Life Magazine, where they coaxed some random mid-west farmer into posing for a picture while angrily brandishing a shotgun
He came up with the basic idea and provided the original voice for Mickey Mouse. But it was actually house animator Ub Iwerks that actually came up with the idea of what he should look like, and was the one that drew him.