One afternoon, the doorbell rang in Peter Sellers's London flat. As Sellers was busy in his study, his wife Anne went to the door, where she was handed a telegram. The message? "Bring me a cup of coffee. Peter."
[Coffee, introduced into Europe by Arabic traders, was considered by many Roman Catholics to be a drink of infidels. Not until 1592, when Pope Clement VIII issued an official edict, was it recognized as an official Christian beverage.]