1. Always be prepared
When filming the TV series “The Mandalorian” in 2019, the crew ran out of Stormtrooper costumes. The studio reached out to the local branch of a Star Wars fan organisation, and the members came to join the filming in their own home-made Stormtrooper costumes.
2. When in Rome
Rome has major struggles with expanding the subway system in the city because diggers keep running into major archaeological finds. The Metro C expansion has been in the works for the past 40 years and has unearthed Hadrian’s Athenaeum, a military complex, and an amphitheater.
3. Under a rock
The giant tortoise species was believed to be extinct for 113 years, only for it to be discovered again in Galápagos, 2019.
4. Music to my ears
Tchaikovsky had a patron who gave him enough money to quit his job and become a full-time composer, on the condition that they never meet in person.
5. Excuse me princess
Carrie Fisher was a highly regarded Script Doctor. She has done several uncredited rewrites on screenplays for movies. She did rewrites on Hook, Lethal Weapon 3, and The Wedding Singer among many others.