Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki has a strict 'no-cuts' policy when his films are brought to the US. To emphasize it, one of his producers sent a samurai sword to the co-founder of Miramax
You might've never heard of Hayao Miyazaki, but he's responsible for some of the best animated movies to come out of Japan, including the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and many others. He has unusual control over the translation and handling of his movies here in the States. For one, he does not grant any merchandising rights, so there are no Ponyo video games or Spirited Away Happy Meals.
However, it didn't used to be like this. One of his films, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, was severly cut and Americanized to the point of being unrecognizeable from the original. This made him so angry he decided not to allow that to happen anymore.
When it came time to translate Princess Mononoke (one of his most acclaimed films) for US audiences, he was firm in his no-cuts policy so that the film is as faithful as possible to the original. One of his producers thought it'd be a good idea to send Harvey Weinstein, the co-founder of Miramax, a samurai sword to remind him of that. The producer did this after Miyazaki went to New York to meet with Weinstein and was 'bombarded' with requests for cuts to the film, which he absolutely denied. Miyazaki said "although I was bombarded with this aggressive attack [...] I defeated him."
The ban centered itself around over 400 articles about the controversial religion which had been subject to a series of long-standing and heated edit wars. The conflict was between numerous editors from the church itself who methodically used multiple user accounts to deceptively silence Scientology critics who had been citing their own source materials. Though Wikipedia prides itself on being open and inclusive, enough was enough - and many of the users involved were banned on an individual basis for six months!
The MLB player agreed to appear at a Celebrity Boxing match, but fans were surprised to see that the man's tattoos didn't match Jose's, but rather his brother Ozzie!
Ozzie never made it up in the ring, he instead was escorted off the nightclub where the fight was scheduled. It has been reported that Ozzie has showed up instead of Jose for autograph signings.
One of Boise State's claims to fame (other than their stellar BCS bowl record) is that it's home field is completely blue. The artificial turf brought notoriety to the program before they started playing as well as they do now.
So, if the blue fields made them really famous, what's a small school like Eastern Washington University to do? Get a RED field of course! They replaced their field with a red field with the express intent of trying to gain notoriety by copying Boise State's strategy. One thing I'm wondering is how the color affects play. Red usually creates problems with perception, so it might be more difficult to play on this field, for more reasons than just not being familiar with it.
There's a group of "Science Cheerleaders," former NFL and NBA Cheerleaders who go around getting people interested in science!
The interesting thing is that they're not just cheerleaders that are now sponsored to get people interested in science, but most of them are scientists themselves. The founder, Darlene Cavalier, for example, was a cheerleader for the 76ers, and she holds a Master's degree from UPenn.
She started the Science Cheerleader blog in 2006, and the group kept growing and now includes women from at leasat 18 professional teams. They have degrees in things like Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry. They want to show that there are groups underrepresented in the science and technology fields and they want to connect with them and get them into science.