20 Now-You-Know Facts That Lifted Our Spirits
George Lucas, the mastermind behind Star Wars, was actually rejected from the US Air Force because of his speeding tickets. Can you imagine George as a pilot instead of a movie director? It almost happened, but he had too many traffic violations to join in 1967 after graduating with a BFA in film. He was later drafted into Vietnam but once again couldn't serve due to diabetes. On a different note, did you know that dogs were sent to protect penguins on an Australian island? A single farmer saved the penguin population by using Maremma dogs to keep foxes away - over ten years not a single penguin was eaten! That's one impressive dog-sitter. Lastly, the metal cover of the Nick time capsule (buried in 1992 and meant to be opened in 50 years) was bought at action for $19,200 recently. The time capsule contained books, rollerblades and movies among other things, all carefully chosen by Nickelodeon employees back in 1992 before their studio closed down.