Candid Camera host Allen Funt was once on a flight that was hijacked and flown to Cuba. Because some of the passengers on the plane recognized him, they thought it was part of a stunt and did not realize the danger they were in and started enjoying themselves. The plane later landed in Cuba, finally convincing the passengers.
After Hurricane Katrina, Cuba & Venezuela were the first countries to offer assistance, pledging over $1 million, several mobile hospitals, water treatment plants, canned food, bottled water, heating oil, 1,100 doctors and 26.4 metric tons of medicine -but were rejected by the US Government.
There have been no beehive losses in Cuba. Unable to import pesticides due to the embargo, the island now exports valuable organic honey.