A man who was a successful tractor builder came to Enzo Ferrari about some problems he was having with the clutch in his Ferrari car. He was very respectful and only wished to give some helpful feedback. When the man made his suggestion, Enzo Ferrari, an arrogant man, condescendingly told him he didn't need any help from a farmer and tractor maker. Consequently the man started his quest to build the greatest car in the world for himself. The man’s name was Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Hollywood actor Robert De Niro announced in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Messaggero in April 2015 that his next role will be Enzo Ferrari in a movie titled “Ferrari”.
The film is expected to be released in theatres sometime in 2016 and will cover the life of the company’s founder from the ‘40s to the ‘80s, with Clint Eastwood reportedly interested in directing the film.
The OJ Simpson trial was televised, as they are allowed to do in the US. The 133 days of televised courtroom testimony turned countless viewers into Simpson trial junkies. Even foreign leaders such as Margaret Thatcher and Boris Yeltsin eagerly gossiped about the trial.
When Yeltsin stepped off his plane to meet President Clinton, the first question he asked was, "Do you think O. J. did it?"
When, on October 3, 1995, Judge Ito's clerk read the jury's verdict of "Not Guilty," 91% of all persons viewing television were glued to the unfolding scene in the Los Angeles courtroom.
The co-founder and CEO of internet TV and film streaming site Netflix is Reed Hastings. He developed Netflix after being pissed off about a DVD hire late fee:
"I had a big late fee for 'Apollo 13.' It was six weeks late and I owed the video store $40. I had misplaced the cassette. It was all my fault. I didn’t want to tell my wife about it. And I said to myself, 'I’m going to compromise the integrity of my marriage over a late fee?' Later, on my way to the gym, I realised they had a much better business model. You could pay $30 or $40 a month and work out as little or as much as you wanted."
In 1948 the Nobel Committee declined to award a Peace Prize on the ground that "there was no suitable living candidate" that year. This was a tribute to Mohatma Gandhi, who had been assassinated earlier that year.
The Glasswinged butterfly has no pigment in its wings, which are transparent.