June 16, 2006
• American astronaut Sally Ride was named after the chorus "All you want to do is ride around, Sally / Ride, Sally, Ride" in the song "Mustang Sally", later popularly covered by Wilson Pickett.
• The story of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, is often used in Chinese textbooks to illustrate Darwin's principles of evolution.
• Sales of Mentos candy have nearly tripled in the last year, after five years of steady decline. This surge is attributed to the popularity of the various soda / Mentos experiment videos on the Internet.
• Arnold Schwarzenegger was officially an illegal alien until 1982, due to his failing to complete his residency paperwork.
• The Chinese version of Google links to at least 12,000 pages of United States government information that is illegal to disseminate in the U.S., and is thus not indexed by the American version of the search engine.