Strange Stories of Famous People

“Did you know…” I was googling something about famous people when I came across a website which is “Strange Facts of Famous People”. I thought you’d like to hear some of them. And the following are about famous people I’ve heard of.

  • Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  • Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  • Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.
  • Adolf Hitler’s mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
  • All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn’t like being seen wearing them in public.
  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  • Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!
  • A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! Wow!
  • Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!
  • Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  • Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  • Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.
  • Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.
  • Einstein couldn’t speak fluently until after his ninth birthday. His parents thought he was mentally retarded.
  • The Beatles song “Dear Prudence” was written about Mia Farrow’s sister, Prudence, when she wouldn’t come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India.
  • Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble’s Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
  • Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.
  • Dr. Seuss pronounced “Seuss” such that it rhymed with “rejoice.”
  • Walt Disney got his idea for Mickey Mouse while he worked in a garage. He was watching the mice play one night and got the inspiration for Mortimer Mouse. He didn’t change the name until shortly before he finished the first Mickey Mouse cartoon – the 1928 “Steamboat Willie”.
  • Mark Twain didn’t graduate from elementary school.
  • Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
  • Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.
  • In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
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