Funny story, I hadn't prepared enough for the practical exam, and I WAS failing my driver's test - but then I got rear-ended by another vehicle, totally not my fault, but as a bonus, they refunded the money for the test, giving me another chance to study up.
Also, I got my licence in New Zealand, and while the test covers highway driving, hazard identifying, inner city navigation, and backing up around a corner (yes, I'm serious), parallel parking is NOT part of the assessed criteria.
I've attempted to play Final Fantasy VI on no less than 3 separate occasions, and never finished. Not for lack of love - the first two times were emulators (time went by and I forgot about them), and the third was on PS1.
When I was living in New Zealand, they eliminated the fucking FIVE CENT PIECE! Truly they are ahead of our time.
I can vouch for this - we also started producing smaller versions of the 10, 20, and 50 cent pieces, removing the old currency from circulation, and selling them off as scrap metal. The old coins are now valueless, so I sent a stack of them to my wife (then girlfriend) as keepsakes.