February 11, 2008
• Among web pages that show a copyright date, 3.5% have a date that is more than one year out of date. As of February of 2008, 11.4% of pages with obviously new information still show "© 2007"
• The Recording Academy, which is the organization that awards the Grammys, voted 69 percent to 30 percent against changing the name of The Grammys to The Ceedees. The vote was forced by members who contend very few people remember what a gramophone is and re-naming it for CDs would make it more relevant to today's music fans.
• Until he was elected Vice President, Dick Cheney would make his own buckshot shells for hunting. The Secret Service has a strict rule against Presidents and Vice Presidents handling ammunition except to load it into a firearm.
• On the set of the original Star Trek series, cast and crew members would refer to William Shatner as 'Porky" behind his back.
• Light bulbs that are not screwed into their socket snuggly enough use 3 percent more electricity than those that are properly screwed in.