Have you ever seen Ghost World? In it, Steve Buscemi's character works for a fictional fast food chain called Cook's Chicken, only the restaurant was previously called Coon Chicken and their logo was a stereotyped sinister looking African American.
This prompted my memory last night, when I was talking to Dr Cousens about fast food, and how different it would be if we had our place, when I remembered my Grandmother (who sadly passed in 1997) telling me that McDonalds was owned (globally) by Ronald McDonald who was a real clown that had made it big. She also told me not to eat there because he was really a black man who tried to make himself look white to be successful. She also said his real name was Sambo. Sambo McDonald.
Naturally, by this time in my life I wasn't ready to believe such an obvious lie, but it got me thinking about how many kids grow up hearing crazy stories and urban myths and believing them as fact.