*'''football''': [[Tim Tebow]]'s completion of ten passes for 316 yards, at 31.6 yards per competition, in his stunning playoff victory against the [[Pittsburgh Steelers]], echoed his promotion of [[John 1-7 (Translated)#Chapter 3|John 3:16]] and caused a million searches on the internet for that verse.
*'''politics''': within weeks after [[Barack Obama]] was sworn in as president in 2009, Obama-supporter [[Bruce Springsteen]] was the half-time performer at the [[Super Bowl]]. His most famous song is "Born in the U.S.A.," but he did not even perform it, presumably because that is an unwanted controversy about Obama.
*'''names''': remarkable skills or traits are associated with people who have unusual names to match. The largest toll evader in [[Pennsylvania]] -- $127,967.40 including fines—is a man named Jarrett Stiff.<ref>https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/pas-worst-toll-evader-named-stiff-to-pay-up-dollar128k-in-all/ar-AAARiwP?OCID=ansmsnnews11</ref> A reporter for [[CNN]] who was so confrontational that the [[White House]] attempted to exclude him has the name "Jim Acosta." A star wide receiver for the NFL Dallas Cowboys is named "Michael Gallup." Jaime Sin was such an extraordinary priest that he was elevated to the esteemed position of "Cardinal", making him "Cardinal Sin."<ref>http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bsin.html</ref> Other examples include "Usain Bolt" (the fastest sprinter in world history), "Learned Hand" (one of the finest judges in history), "Michael Arms" (an [[2012 Summer Olympics|Olympic]] rower from [[New Zealand]]),<ref>https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/2012/athletes/047f7705-2b90-4267-94da-e2c02de08d98</ref> "Billy Sunday" (one of the most famous [[Christian]] preachers in [[America]]n history), "Richie Incognito" (an [[NFL]] all-Pro offensive lineman who made headlines for badgering a teammate),<ref>http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5002565</ref> "Marcus Smart" (a star basketball player who did the not-so-smart shoving of a fan who heckled him during a game),<ref>http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2014-02-09/marcus-smart-suspension-length-punishment-shove-push-fan-oklahoma-state-texas-tech-video-return-out</ref> "Lester Wire" (inventor of the first electric traffic signal),<ref>http://www.examiner.com/article/salt-lake-original-the-electric-traffic-signal</ref> and "[[George McGovern]]" (a former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate). Also, there are many whites named "Black" and many African Americans named "White". Russell Brain was a famous neurologist whose textbook, ''Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System'', is still in wide use. The consonants of the name of longtime [[RNC]] Chairman [[Reince Priebus]] spell "RNC P.R. B.S."
*'''nutty theories''': the originator of the "Oxfordian theory" that the Earl of Oxford was the secret author of [[Shakespeare]]'s poems and plays was a [[British]] schoolteacher named "J. Thomas Looney."<ref>https://heyprof.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/oxfordian-theory-of-shakespeare-authorship.pdf</ref>
*'''[[John 1-7 (Translated)#2:1|the wedding at Cana]]''': it was a huge ''faux pas'' for the host to run out of wine, leaving the guests stranded with nothing to drink (the water was probably not drinkable), but the last laugh was by the servants and [[Jesus]] when they gave a welcomed surprise to the host without explaining the source.