A young couple who had just witnessed a Bill Cosby performance went backstage hoping to
get the comedian's autograph in their newly born son's baby book. An aide took the book to
Cosby, and when it was returned the couple excitedly looked for his signature. They
couldn't find it, and they left the theater disappointed. Days later, however, the mother
found it on one of the inside pages. Under "Baby's first sentence" was written
"I like Bill Cosby."
Bits & Pieces, April 28, 1994, pp. 19-20.
Back in 1934, when the Cunard line was getting ready to name its greatest ocean liner,
the consensus was that it should be named after Queen Elizabeth I. A high official is
reported to have had an audience with King George V. "We would like to name the ship
after England's greatest queen," he told the king. "Well," said King
George, "I shall have to ask her." The ship was promptly named Queen Mary.
Bits & Pieces, October 17, 1991.