The biggest bell in the world weighs more than 200 tons. Unfortunately, it broke before it was ever rung (source).
John Cusack has been cast as Poe in an upcoming movie, set to come out in 2012 (source). (See our "Best of the Web" section for pics.)
The legend of the ghoul comes from the Arab world. Apparently a ghoul always has the hooves of a donkey (source).