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Did you know - ?
- that the choir recorded two soundtracks for Roland Emmerich?
- that Alex Trebek mentioned the choir on Jeopardy in 2001?
- that David Letterman fed them wieners on the Late Show in 1998?
- that the choir appeared as a clue in the New York Times crossword in November 2005? Threshold for the Vienna Boys Choir, six down: age ten.
- that the Republic of Nicaragua issued stamps with a photograph of the choir in 1975? They were worth four Nicaraguan córdobas!
- that on the German version of Who wants to be a millionaire, candidates were asked who had founded the choir? Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.
- that an airline currently offers children a washable tattoo of a chorister?
- that the choir sang during the intermission of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967?
- that the Austrian postal service issued a phone card showing four choir boys in 1998?
- that the choir appeared in a Swedish ad for throat lozenges as early as 1927?
- that an Austrian sugar manufacturer ran an ad series featuring a choir boy in 2006?
- that the choir has a train and a plane named after them?
- that a German games manufacturer produced a memory card game of Viennese sights in 2005; the choir being one?
- that a Japanese company produced a puzzle of the choir? At 100 pieces, it is still fairly easy to solve, though 24 boys in sailor suits look startlingly alike.
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