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Microsoft recently matched Bill Gates' $2,469 contribution to his 401(K) account. Bill Gates is worth an estimated $51 billion. - MSNBC, 9/29/05

Franklin Delano Roosevelt vetoed 635 bills in his presidency. Jimmy Carter vetoed 31. Bill Clinton vetoed 38. So far, the current President, George W. Bush, has not vetoed even one bill. - InfoPlease Almanac, 10/8/05

Former First Lady Barbara Bush, after a recent tour of the Houston Astrodome said that many of the 20,000 refugees from Hurricane Katrina seemed to be content to live in a stadium. "So many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them." - The Week Magazine, 9/16/05

Russell Crowe is supposedly settling out of court for his phone-throwing incident. The settlement is reported to be between 11 and 15 million dollars. - Sunday Mail 8/14/05

U.S. President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld each had a slime-mold beetle named in their honor in early 2005. - Cornell News, 4/13/05

Oprah Winfrey visited a Hermes store in Paris, France just after closing time and was denied entry. - New York Daily News, 6/22/05

The Dalai Lama has a weakness for chocolate chip cookies. - Newsweek, 7/8/05

The Dalai Lama has an air rifle and uses it to scare away hawks. - Reader's Digest, 7/05

Neil Diamond's girlfriend is partially deaf (and cannot hear 70% of what goes on around her). There are only a few frequencies she can tune into. Diamond says, "I'm not sure she can hear any of my music, but she likes me anyway." - ContactMusic.com, 6/10/05

Magician Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller) has named his first baby daughter Moxie Crimefighter Jillette. - Associated Press, 6/4/05

Jennifer Lopez says that she would like to be the first female president. She says the first thing she would do is redecorate the White House. - ABC News, 5/3/05

Prince Harry was such a bad student that at least two of his teachers were ordered to do projects for him to assure that he would pass the class. - CBSNews, 10/15/04

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Aaron Harang took the mound with the front of his jersey reading "Cncinnati." Here's a helpful mnemonic: There's no "I" in"team," but there are three in "Cincinnati." - Sports Illustrated, 4/14/05

Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin Janeal Lee has been stripped of her title because pageant officials say she can stand up. - CNN.com, 4/1/05

Arnold Schwarzenegger is so adamant his children do their laundry, he'll reportedly set fire to any of their dirty clothes left lying around. - Sydney Morning Herald, 4/13/05

Martha Stewart became a billionaire when she was serving her time in prison, due to increasing stock prices. - Boston Globe, 3/17/05

Actress Lara Flynn Boyle reportedly stripped off her clothes onboard a Los Angeles British Airways flight to London and attempted to seduce another passenger. - San Francisco Chronicle, 3/11/05

Bono, of the supergroup U2, was seriously being considered to be the president of World Bank. - New York Post, 3/13/05
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