Fun Fact #5 – Martin Luther King Jr

  In January 1956, during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, for which Martin Luther King Jr (MLK) was one of its leaders, the city authorities tried to break the movement with a “get tough” policy. It translated in many arrests (of mostly African Americans) for minor traffic violations. One of them being made on MLK, ‘speeding…

Fun Fact #4 – Dr Seuss

  During WWII, Dr Seuss developed his cartoons animation talents with Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny’s creator). Together, they were given the mandate to inform the American soldiers of the different threats in Europe. The brainstorm (to create that short film) must have been really funny.

Fun Fact #3 – Muhammad Ali

  On February 9th, 1964, The Beatles make their 1st TV appearance in America, on the Ed Sullivan Show. A few days later (on Feb 18th) they meet with Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay), at his Miami gym where he’s getting ready for his fight against Sonny Liston for the heavyweight title. Ali and the…

Fun Fact #2 – Marvel Comics

  Following a public crisis against the use of violence and sex in the books of some of its publishers, the Comics Magazine Association of America created the Comics Code Authority (CCA) committee in 1954. Before being published, every book had to be sent and approved by the CCA committee. Following the “new rules”, Stan…

Fun Fact #1 – Steve Wozniak

As a kid, Steve Wozniak loved to build electronic devices and play pranks. While he was in twelve grade, during the sixties, he spent one night in a Juvenile Detention Center (or juvie). The reason? Putting a fake bomb in one of his schoolmates’ locker. The bomb was actually an electronic metronome – a device…