Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dumb Famous People Facts

Charles Dickens slept facing North. He thought it improved his writing.

A golden razor removed from King Tut’s Tomb was still sharp enough to be used.

The house where Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence was replaced with a hamburger stand.

There was a person that paid $14,000 for the bra Marilyn Monroe wore in Some Like It Hot.

The first American to have indoor plumbing was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1840.

Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant “plenty of excrement.”

Dr. Seuss pronounced his name so that it rhymed with “rejoice.”

Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin ate roasted turkey from foil packets as their first meal on the moon.

Pamela Anderson is Canada’s Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversiary of Canada’s independence.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

Mary Todd Lincoln claimed she was haunted during her life, and sewed money into clothes to foil the invisible thieves.

Lee Harvey Oswald’s cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.

Samuel Colt, the famous gun maker, paid the equivalent of $400,000 in today’s money for his wife’s wedding dress and accessories.

David Prouse (the man inside the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars) spoke all of his lines in the first movie. He did not know that his voice was being dubbed over with that of James Earl Jones until he saw the finished movie.

Vincent Van Gogh once sliced off his ear and another time swallowed his own paint.

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