One of my favorite features on the Mothership is the Wiki Wormhole; brought to you by a very special monster. I thought I would start a thread that goes a bit in the opposite direction. Often when I’m reading Wikipedia, I come across some bizarre, random factiod that seems so inconsequential I think it must be fabricated. But then I find there’s usually a citation.
What are some of the weirdest pop culture related facts you’ve run across on Wikipedia?
1. Brian May, the guitarist for Queen, is an astrophysicist. This is widely known, but he also published a book on stereo photography.
2. The dress worn by Kate Capshaw in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was partially eaten by an elephant and had to be repaired for the opening scene.
3. Sherman Hemsley (George Jefferson) was a huge fan of 1970s prog rock. He collaborated with Jon Anderson of Yes.