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Quiz: Rumor Has It…


1) Which of the following Hollywood-inspired rumors is actually true?

• In Three Men and a Baby, the ghostly image of a dead boy appears in a window.

• One of the women in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only used to be a man.

• A tornado ripped through a drive-in while the movie Twister was playing on the screen.

2) While Dr. Anthony Greenburgh, the first doctor to examine Mama Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas after she died, reported that “she seemed to have choked on a ham sandwich,” this was, in fact, impossible. Why?

• She was a vegetarian.

• At the time of her death, she was on a grapefruit-only diet; grapefruit was the only food found in her flat.

• The ham sandwich on her bedside table had not been touched.

3) Which of the following baseball rumors is not true?

• Pittsburg Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD.

• Bill Ripken’s 1989 Fleer baseball card includes a hidden obscenity.

• Future Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was once given a tryout by the Washington Senators baseball team.

answers: 1. One of the women in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only used to be a man; 2. The ham sandwich on her bedside table had not been touched; 3. Future Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was once given a tryout by the Washington Senators baseball team.



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