5. The creator of RISK was a French film maker who won an Oscar later the same year.
The game of RISK, originally called “La Conquête du Monde”, was created by Albert Lamorisse, who won the Academy Award for Best Writing/Best Original Screenplay for his short film “The Red Balloon” in 1956.
7. The largest Twister mat ever assembled measured over 40,000 square feet.
The world record for largest Twister mat was just broken in the Fall of 2012 by students at the Aztec Recreation Center of SDSU.