This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing. We can all appreciate some of the lesser known facts from around the world.
The uniforms worn by The Beatles on the cover of the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” were rental costumes. The medals that adorn Paul’s and George’s jackets, however, were not only theirs, they were real. Each of the Fab Four had been awarded MBE medals (Members of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1965.
Prior to making it big as novelists, Harper Lee (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) wrote plane tickets as a reservations agent for Eastern Airlines, Kurt Vonnegut (SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE) wrote press releases for General Electric, and Amy Tan (THE JOY LUCK CLUB) wrote horoscopes.
These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).