In late 19th-Century, millions of American children learned in school that just one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or even spontaneous combustion.

When building the Golden Gate Bridge, the lead structural engineer insisted on the installation of a safety net at an exorbitant cost of US$130,000. It saved 19 workers.

The lead singer of Chicago died after he picked up a 9mm pistol, said, “Don’t worry about it… Look, the clip’s not even in it,” then held it to his head and pulled the trigger.

Al Pacino was offered the role of Han Solo, but turned it down because he “didn’t understand the script.” He also turned down lead roles in Die Hard, Pretty Woman, Beverly Hills Cop and Apocalypse Now.