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What happens if you are selected for the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
You need to pay $30,000. A fee ($30,000 in 2012) is collected to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as general maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The fee is usually paid by the nominating organization (fan club, film studio, etc.).
Winners of the Indianapolis 500 race do not celebrate with a bottle of Champagne. What do they get instead?
Milk. The tradition of drinking milk was founded in 1933. Since 1956, only one driver has broken it: In 1993, Emerson Fittipaldi drank a celebratory bottle of orange juice. He owned several orange groves in Sao Paolo, and wanted to promote the citrus industry.
Which institution awards the Pulitzer prize?
Columbia University. Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer gave money in his will to Columbia University to launch a journalism school and establish the Prize. The prizes are given annually to award achievements in journalism and photography, as well as literature and history, poetry, music and drama. The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in 1917.
When were the Academy Awards first presented?
1927. The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The awards were first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Where is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded?
Oslo. No one knows for sure why the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Norway (accordingly to Nobel's will), as all the other Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden. The Norwegian Nobel Committee speculates that Nobel may have considered Norway better suited to awarding the prize, as it did not have the same militaristic traditions as Sweden.
Who became the first actor to win an Academy Award speaking mainly other than English language?
Robert De Niro was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. De Niro became the first actor to win an Academy Award speaking mainly a foreign language. In this case, several Sicilian dialects, although he delivered a few lines in English.
Under what circumstances was the Nobel Prize established?
In his will. According to the Alfred Nobel's will and testament read in Stockholm on 30th December 1896, a foundation established by Alfred Nobel would reward those who serve humanity. He bequeathed from the shares 94% of his fortune, that now forms the economic base of the Nobel Prize.
How many stars are there in the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
2500. As of July 27, 2012, the Walk consists of 2,474 stars. These are spaced at 6-foot (1.8 m) intervals, and the whole Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles (2.1 km). About twenty new stars are added to the Walk each year.
In how many fields were the Nobel Prizes originally awarded?
Five. During its life the Nobel established a lot of companies which turned into corporations and still are playing the major part in the global economy, for example Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). In his last will he set aside the bulk of his estate to establish the Nobel Prizes, to be awarded annually in the fields of physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine. Prizes are also awarded for literature and peace.
In 1982, the Personal Computer became the laureate of a prestigious award ...
Time Person of the Year. Person of the Year is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year". In 1982 denoted "Machine of the Year" to herald the dawn of the Information Age.