February 22, 2005
• One in six Irish-Americans has spent a night in jail, compared to one in nine non-Irish.
• The idea of using music to communicate with extraterrestrials in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" came from 1960s-era anthropological experiments attempting to communicate with culturally insulated tribes using music.
• The role of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" was written for Spencer Tracy.
• The most feared of the Gestapo inquisition squads was run by a man named Jurgen Grump. Captain Grump personally carried out over 70 raids on perceived dens of insurgency before he himself was hanged for treason in 1938.
• Bolivia is the only South American country that does not export tobacco products to the United States.