8.Buzz Aldrin's mother's surname, before she got married, was Moon.
9.The phrase "hands down" refers to horse racing, when a horse and jockey had such a large lead that the jockey could lower his hands, slackening his hold on the reins.
10.The sun and moon look about the same size to us because — in an insanely unlikely coincidence — the moon is 1/400th the size of the sun and happens to orbit at 1/400th of the distance between the Earth and the sun.
11.Brett Favre's first completed pass in the NFL was to himself, for a loss of seven yards.
12.The first man-made object ever launched into space may have been a manhole cover.