Posted : 7 years ago

On New Year’s Day, 1907, Theodore Roosevelt shook hands with 8,513 people.

On 5th October 1974, four years, three months and sixteen days after Dave Kunste set out from Minnesota, he became the first man to walk around the world, having taken more than 20 million steps.

Queen Isabella of Castile, who dispatched Christopher Columbus to find the Americas, boasted that she had only two baths in her life – at her birth and before she got married.

Thomas Jefferson wrote his own epitaph without mentioning that he was US President.

In the 18th century Dr Monsey of Chelsea, England tied a piece of catgut around a patient’s tooth, threaded the other through a hole drilled in a bullet, loaded the bullet into his revolver and pulled the trigger.

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Posted : 7 years ago

Thomas Cook, the world’s first travel agency in the world, was founded in 1850.

The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 1,200 doors.

The British royal family changed their surname (last name) from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor, the name of their castle, in 1917.

When Alexander Graham Bell passed away in 1922, every telephone served by the Bell system in the USA and Canada was silent for one minute.

Burt Reynold’s father was the chief of police in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Posted : 8 years ago

Diane Lane’s mom, Colleen Farrington, was playboy’s Miss October 1957 (the ex playmate was also pregnant in one of her photo shoots)

Though Christina Aguilera is of Ecuadorian descent and recorded an album in Spanish, she doesn’t speak the language. I gathered that when she said mai gousta kantaar

Catherine Zeta Jones’ father owned a candy factory, but the star says she rarely indulged: “I had so many sweets and candy hanging around my house that I never even bothered with them”.

Tara Reid attended high school in New Jersey with American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis.

Both Olsen twins had to wear fake teeth during the later years of Full House because their smiles began to look different.

Posted : 8 years ago

Matthew Perry is missing part of his middle finger on his right hand due to a door-shutting accident.

As a 2nd grader Jamie Foxx was so talented at telling jokes, his teacher used him as a reward. If the class behaved, Jamie would entertain them.

At the age of 7, Reese Witherspoon appeared in a television commercial fora local Nashville Florist.

Demi Moore, who has earned up to 20 million per movie, first found work as a bill collector

Brad Pitt belonged to the Key Club and the Forensics Club in High School, and before he became an actor he supported himself as a chauffeur, a furniture mover and a costumed mascot for the restaurant, El Pollo Loco.

Posted : 8 years ago

While attending Princeton, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller traveled the world performing with the school’s acapella group, The Princeton Tigertones

Butt-Kicking Kill Bill siren Uma Thurman is a crafty one. “I knit” she admits, adding “I love glue gun projects”

Christina Applegate attended the 1989 MTV Movie Awards with Brad Pitt, but dumped him at the event and left with someone else. “We were really good friends when I was about 16. We went to the awards and I ditched him! I left him there and I feel really bad about it…I really really do. I left with somebody else”

Russell Crowe was once a pompadoured singer named Russ Le Roq. His first single was “I want to be like marlon brando”…even though he’d never seen a Brando movie when he wrote the song.

American Beauty star Thora Birch’s mom acted in 21 adult films including Deep Throat under the name Carol Connors before retiring in 1993.

Posted : 8 years ago

In 1973, Swedish confectionery salesman Roland Ohisson was buried in a coffin made entirely of chocolate.

English soldiers were called Tommies because the example name on the soldier forms was Thomas Atkins. (The example name on US forms is John Smith.)

Julius Caesar was known as a great swimmer.

There are about 5,000 prince and princesses in each Saudi Arabian royal.

Winston Churchill was a stutterer. As a child, one of his teachers warned, “Because of his stuttering he should be discouraged from following in his father’s political footsteps.”