Friday, November 25, 2011

Amazing! Famous Facts You Never Knew.

  • 1. Steve Jobs was half Arab.

  • 2. Oprah Winfrey makes $10 per second.

  • 3.
     Prince William's nickname in college was "P-Willy".

  • Queen Victoria

    4. The Queen and her husband are both great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria.
  • HM the Queen, Elizabeth II and her husband, HRH Prince Philip have been married for more than 60 years. No other royal monarch has been married this long.

    5. When Prince William becomes king, he will be the forty-fourth monarch since William the Conqueror who was crowned in 1066.

  • Jesse Garon Presley

    6. Elvis had a twin.

  • 7. One year, Elvis Presley paid 91% of his annual income to the IRS.

  • 8. Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution.

  • 9. The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.

  • 10. If you rearrange the letters in Vin Diesel it reveals his credo: "I End Lives."

  • 11. X-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, under the final portrait.

  • 12. Whoopi Goldberg's real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson.

  • 13. When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings.

  • 14. When he was only 13, Johnny Depp lost his virginity to a girl slightly older than him.

  • 15. When Britney Spears books into hotels she uses the name 'Allota Warmheart' so that nobody will recognize her.

  • 16. Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.

  • Virginia Woolfe
    17. Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.

  • 18. U.S. President Calvin Coolidge liked to eat breakfast while having his head rubbed with Vaseline.

  • 19. Trueman Capote the man who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's had the middle name of Stucklefuss!

  • 20. Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

  • 21. There have been 47 Charlie Chan Movies, with six actors playing the part. None were Chinese!

  • 22. The original Toby jugs were modelled on Harry 'Toby' Elwes a Yorkshireman !

  • 23. The original title of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was First Impression!

  • 24. The mother of the boy Michael Jackson is accused of abusing is named 'Janet Jackson'.

  • 25. The great warrior Ghengis Khan died in bed while having sex.

  • Annie-Edson Taylor
    26. The first person to go over Niagara falls was Annie Edson-Taylor. She made the trip in a wooden barrel and survived!

  • 27. Ted Turner owns about 2% of New Mexico.

  • 28. Sheryl Crow's two front teeth are fake.

  • 29. Sharon Stone is allergic to caffeine.

  • 30. Sandra Bullock is allergic to horses !

  • 31. Rudyard Kipling refused to write with anything other than black ink.

  • 32. Richard Nixon liked ketchup on his cottage cheese.

  • 33. Ralph Lauren's original name is Ralph Lifshitz.

  • 34. Queen Elizabeth II has a rubber duck in her private bath with an inflatable crown.

  • 35. Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!

  • 36. President George W. Bush is related to all other U.S. Presidents!

  • 37. President Bush and Saddam Hussein both have their shoes made by the same Italian shoemaker!

  • 38. Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875.

  • 39. Pierce Brosnan once worked with the circus as a fire eater!

  • The Beatles in 1964.
    40. None of the Beatles knew how to read music. (Paul McCartney eventually taught himself!)


    42.  Facebook 

    Facebook was originally named TheFaceBook and it was developed by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg. The first use of the FaceBook was on the Harvard campus and it was limited only to Harvard students. Soon the FaceBook spread like wild fire around the other major U.S. Universities. Mark Zuckerberg dropped the Harvard and pursued his facebook dream to become one of the 4th most-trafficked websites in the world with more than 90 million active users. The FaceBook website is built on PHP-MySQL technology and it is probably the most popular PHP website ever built. Interesting fact is that the domain was purchased for $200,000 and FaceBook has more than 24 million photos uploaded daily.

    43. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are witren, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. 

    These are really interesting facts! Especially #11 & #40! Strengthens my hopes of being the next Jimmi Hendrix one day! Number 11 got me because it goes to show how art just evolves when you start something into it's own "self" after a while and then the rest of the vision comes. The Mona Lisa had 3 different "personalities"! Now that's awesome!  It's amazing how you just never know sometimes!

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