In North Korea, every home must have a portrait of Kim Jong Il, and there is a fine for failing to dust it. Foreign vistors are warned not to tear, crumple, or throw away a North Korean newspaper, for it is liable to contain a photograph of Kim Jong Il. Foreigners who descrate newspapers containing a picture of Kim Jong Il are not allowed to leave the country until they write a letter of apology. (Los Angeles Times, 9/23/08)
As part of a Honda ad campaign, a road in Lancaster, Calif., was grooved to play the "William Tell Overture" when driven over at 55 mph. (Los Angeles Times, 9/21/08)