St Bernards have never worn barrel of alcohol around their neck. It is an image that was created by the painter Edwin Landseer describing the rescue of mountain climbers after an avalanche. This image was so endearing that the St Bernard and the alcohol barrel have been associated since.
The expression soap opera refers to the American daytime television series or radio broadcasts. The term "soap operas" originated from having been typically sponsored by soap-making companies such as Proctor & Gamble. At the onset the shows targeted women, particularl stay-at-home moms.
The blank pages at the end of books aren't there to take notes. It's rather the result of technical constraints assembling the pages. A typical first chapter will start using an uneven number (i.e., 1). Since books are printed in multiples such as 8, 12, 16 etc., if a subsequent chapter starts with an even number, for technical reasons blank pages are accumulated at the end.
At the beginning of the song Roxanne by The Police, one can hear an atonal piano chord and laughter (reportedly that of the singer Sting). These sounds were totally accidental - during the recording session Sting thought the keyboard cover was closed and sat down on it, resulting in that dissonant chord and ensuing laughter.
Yes indeed, there is a work of art on the Moon. This aluminum sculpture of an astronaut in a spacesuit measures a little more than 3 inches and commemorates astronauts and cosmonauts who have died in the advancement of space exploration. It was placed there by the crew of Apollo 15 on August 1, 1971.