St. Elmo's fire, the phenomenon in which a pointed object has a violet or blue glow thanks to electricity in the air, is actually a form of plasma. At movie theaters in Colombia, you can snack on fried ants instead of popcorn. Pope Gregory IX was apparently a dog person, because he tried to exterminate all cats from Europe. The Greek philosopher Diogenes the Cynic was the original Oscar the Grouch: he chose to be homeless and slept in a large ceramic jar near the marketplace. Contrary to popular belief, one in four cowboys were actually black. Chuck E. Cheese's full name is Charles Entertainment Cheese.