ARTICHOKE Castroville, California, calls itself the Artichoke Capital of the World. The first Artichoke Queen of Castroville, crowned in 1947, was Marilyn Monroe. MILK Swedish cows were fitted with plastic discs impregnated with insecticide in 1984 to keep their heads fly-free in summer. Scientists say this improved milk yield. ROULETTE If you add together all the numbers on a roulette wheel, the result is 666, the number of the Beast in the Book of Revelation.Hartston, William is the author of 'Encyclopedia of Useless Information ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781402208287 and ISBN 1402208286.