“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Thomas A. Edison
I'm an archaeologist and my life is in ruins.
Japan is facing a ninja shortage. There is a high demand for “ninja shows,” but it is a dying tradition and companies have trouble time finding properly trained ninjas.
Paul Revere Never Actually Shouted, "The British Are Coming!"
While everyone knows the story of Revere's famous ride in which he was said to have warned colonial militia of the approaching enemy by yelling "The British are coming!" This is actually false. According to History.com, the operation was meant to be quiet and stealthy, since British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside. Also, colonial Americans still considered themselves to be British.
Star Wars was originally prefixed by the definite article ‘The’.
"Dude, where's my car?"
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
Dude, Where's My Car? is a dumb, dumb, dumb movie that happened to grip the zeitgeist with its dumbness. Even if you hadn't seen the movie -- directed by Danny Leiner (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) about two dudes, Jesse (an early career Ashton Kutcher) and Chester (Seann William Scott in his heyday), piecing together the crazy blackout night they had -- you were probably quoting THE line, because fucking everyone was: "Dude, where's my car?" "Where's your car, dude?" Wash, rinse, repeat. That's the early 2000s for you.
What is one thing you can’t live without?
At a Chinese restaurant, your character opens his fortune cookie and reads the following message: "Your life is in danger. Say nothing to anyone. You must leave the city immediately and never return. Repeat: say nothing."...