Centennial Logo of the Day: Paramount Pictures today officially unveiled its latest logo, designed to mark the movie studio's 100th anniversary.
The redesigned logo will debut with screenings of Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, and will continue to represent the company throughout 2012.
Fun Fact of the Day: So it seems one early member of André the Giant's posse was none-other-than legendary novelist/playwright/poet Samuel Beckett.
Historical Meet-Ups explains:
In 1953, fresh off the success of Waiting for Godot, Beckett bought a plot of land near the hamlet of Mo
Fun Fact of the Day: "Colonel-in-Chief Sir Nils Olav is a King Penguin living in Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland. He is the mascot and Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian King's Guard...On August 18, 2005, he was promoted to Colonel-in-Chief and on 15 August 2008 he was awarded a knighthood.
He is the first penguin to receive such an hono
Lights Out: Though Piero Umiliani's pop song "Mah Nà Mah Nà" became a household tune following its usage in a now-iconic Muppet Show skit, it was originally composed for the soundtrack of the Italian mondo film Sweden: Heaven and Hell -- "a pseudo-documentary about sexuality in Sweden."
[thanks rick and william!]
Poor Decision Making Skills of the Day: In 1951, Super Glue was accidentally discovered when an assistant of the late Harry Coover inadvertently ruined two refractometer prisms by gluing them together with an experimental concoction.
60 years later, Shawn accidentally super glued a tiny sequined top hat to his head.
Fun Fact of the Day: In the late 1960s, Jim Henson and cartoonist Johnny Hart teamed up to produce a pilot for a television series based on Hart's and Brant Parker now-classic comic strip The Wizard of Id.
According to the Henson Company blog, the response was positive, but by the time ABC made the decision to take the project forward, Henson had already moved on to work on little children's
Stuffed Animal of the Day: Story goes that, in 1731, King Frederick I of Sweden received a lion skin as a gift from the Bey of Algiers. The taxidermist tasked with mounting it had never seen a lion in real life, and only had a vague idea of what one was supposed to look like.
The resulting monstrosity -- seen above -- remains on display at