Things You May Not Know

Sea otters hold hands while sleeping, so they don’t drift apart.Unknown-1.jpeg

One fast food burger may contain meat from a 100 different cows.

John Wilkes Booth was 27 years old when he shot Abraham Lincoln, dying from a gunshot wound, 14 days later.

Unknown-1.jpeg The 27 Club, coined for famous rock musicians all dying at 27, includes Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse and Pigpen, of the Grateful Dead.

In 1958, when American film producer, Mike Todd, Elizabeth Taylor’s 3rd (out of 7) husband’s plane went down killing him and 3 others, she too, was supposed to have been on the plane, but at the last minute stayed home.

Benjamin Franklin created the first lending library in Philadelphia in 1737.

Baby elephants suck their trunks for comfort. Unknown-2.jpeg

Elvis Presley’s last words were, “I’m going to the bathroom to read,” where he was later found dead in 1977 at age 42.

The American Civil War’s Battle of Shiloh, one of its bloodiest, in Hebrew means, Place of Peace. Unknown-3.jpeg

When Winston Churchill visited FDR, he liked roaming the White House naked at all hours of the day and night, so Eleanor had him moved to Blair House known as the Little White House, so Winnie could flash in private. images-1.jpeg

In 2013, Donald Trump sued comic Bill Maher for calling his father a monkey, ultimately dropping the lawsuit. Melania, who clearly didn’t attend beauty school,  images.jpeg cuts his hair.

President U.S. Grant is buried in New York City because we were the only ones who said, Julia, his wife, could be buried alongside him, images.jpegafter Arlington and West Point said no.

A dairy cow will produce 30% more milk listening to music, as long as it’s not country.

If you put Viagra in a vase with water, flowers will stand straighter.

Audrey Hepburn fell in love with William Holden on the set of their film, Sabrina,  images.jpeg refusing his marriage proposal because he had had a vasectomy that in the 1950s, were irreversible, and she passionately wanted children.

Swans, penguins and eagles all mate for life while beavers, wolves and bats have flings on the side.

Jack Nicholson was raised by his grandparents while his birth mother, June Nicholson, pretended to be his sister. He only found out who his real mother was when he turned 37.

Actor Martin Sheen, at 36, Unknown-1.jpeg suffered an almost fatal heart attack on the set of Apocalypse Now causing Francis Ford Coppola to use a photo double till he recovered.

Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, succeeding Franklin Roosevelt, never went to college.

Writer, Kurt Vonnegut and his wife, photographer, Jill Krementz, occupied different floors of their New York townhouse after Krementz refused to give him a divorce, living that way till he died in 2007 from falling down his front steps, hitting his head, lapsing into a coma he never came out of. Unknown.jpeg

Teamster President, Jimmy Hoffa’s body was never found because after he was whacked by his best friend who felt, if he had to go, it was only right that he gave Jimmy the two quick shots to his head, was immediately cremated at a nearby mob owned funeral home.

Cary Grant allegedly, according to an ex girlfriend, wore and preferred women’s underwear.

Marilyn Monroe loved to read and was often late because she was finishing a chapter. Unknown.jpeg

Susannah has been known to make a bowl of freshly whipped cream eating it, smeared on Oreos, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Unknown-1.jpeg

Things you now know.

















About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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58 Responses to Things You May Not Know

  1. Dale says:

    Some of those tidbits I knew, some I had no clue. A fun read before my bedtime.

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  2. Dale says:

    They were till my one son’s yelling at my other one for his bus pass woke me at 5 am…


  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    I always enjoy your nuggets of information, Susannah, but for the life of me I cannot picture Winston in the buff (nor do I really want to). Good thing there weren’t security cameras or cell phones back then.
    I make whipped cream from scratch, too. It seems to amaze my friends despite being so easy to do. You can keep the Oreos though.

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    • Winston, and this may be too much information, had no hair on his body, suffering from a form of alopecia, though he did have hair on his head. My head is like a massive file cabinet. 🙂

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    • Here’s another tale I remember. When W was still sleeping in the Queen’s Bedroom at the WH, FDR knocked on the door and when W said, come in, found him naked as a jay bird, to quote Truman Capote who said, cigar in hand, “ See Franklin, I have nothing to hide from you.” 😜

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  4. Sorryless says:

    Susannah Boom,

    I never believed that story about Hoffa being buried in the end zone at Giants Stadium. It was always just a ploy to get peeps interested in crossing the bridge to watch a team play football in Jersey.

    Wow, I never knew that about Martin Sheen! To think he chugged on mightily after suffering a heart attack at such a young age (well, for heart attacks anyways). You’d never have known it! I didn’t . . .

    Aaannnddd . . Reason #4,591 why Jack is charmingly unhinged.

    I’m totally buying your cows story . . the Viagra one however? It’s . . . wait for it . . . hard to believe.

    In fairness to Melania . . where DO you even begin with that mop?

    It’s a good thing I don’t frequent fast food joints. It’s been forever since I had a burger from one, and now it’ll be a tad bit longer.

    John Wilkes Booth would have taken a sordid liking to the idea that he might be included in the 27 club. (I’m not letting him in). But Amy Winehouse . . my heart was broken. And never recovered from that immense loss.

    Interestingly, Liz Taylor was twenty six when she decided not to take that ill fated flight . . .

    You whipped up quite a post here, thin girl. 🙂


    • Get the book…I Heard You Paint Houses. It’s the book about Hoffa that Scorcese’s new film, The Irishman, s based on. It’s amazing. Death bed confession. Pacino, by the way, plays Hoffa in the film… Martin S. replaced Harvey Keitel and apparently, shooting in The Philippines was a nightmare and at the time, he had a real alcohol problem. He’s been sober now forever, but then…fuhgeddaboudit. The late Chris Lawford compiled alcoholic testimonies in his book, Moments of Clarity, and Sheen’s would knock your socks off…Yes, Jack is not Jack for nothin’….Apparently, from what I’ve read, cows really loathe Willie Nelson…and as far Viagra goes, buy a bouquet and test it out Mr. Imma.

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      • Sorryless says:

        The stuff you know. I just dig it, prosperously. And that’s my way of saying, very cool and thank you for it.

        Whereas most dudes would never admit this, I ‘dabbled’ with the stuff back in 2007. Yep. Turned out to be a false alarm, but you can never be too certain. And I wasn’t daunted by the idea of taking a papa’s little helper pill at all. It simply turned into a funny story when I popped it with a beer and then went to it. After which my amiga at the time informed me that the stuff took longer than two minutes to get to stepping, so there was no real problemo.

        You give me interesting intel, and I give you that crap. I would say sorry, but that would be breaking my own rules.

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      • You make me remember Richard G., an older guy I dated I was neurotically smitten with having no clue at the time, why sex was on a timer, like waiting for the roast to cook. He’d sit there spinning his old, sly, sexy wheels while I smacked my hooves like a horse trying to jump the gate. I thought the delay was part of the woo. Oy. Memories. 😍

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      • Sorryless says:


        I had a brief experience with it, due to my inability to . . ahem, perform with a gal I had ended up in bed with one night. But there was context to which I never thought to consider. It had been a spontaneous venture to which there was no romance, and I needs me the romance. Just the same, I ‘armed’ myself with the stuff, only to learn later it didn’t matter. It became a funny story. Still is.

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      • That says something about you. You’re romantic. You’re not the average meat and potatoes man, and that, I can tell you, is a good thing. Manufactured sex at best, is fast food you end up wishing you never opted for. Your Chief of Staff

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      • Sorryless says:

        Nope, you’re right. I need the connection on a more significant level than boom time. My last one night stand was in Vegas. I ‘stole’ her from some clueless young buck who’d been feeding her piss poor lines. When our deed was done, I asked for her number and then called her the next day to see if she wanted to grab brunch. She’d given me a fake number. I was duped! I remember laughing as I thought “Well played girl”. But such is the old fashioned in me.


      • Love…clueless young buck. I just saw a drunk deer falling off the curb…:)

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      • Sorryless says:

        He was. Had a baseball cap on backwards. Sorry but, I ain’t losing a dame to THAT kind of amateurism.


      • That was very Damon Runyon.

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      • Sorryless says:

        I trust your eye on that one SB. In lieu of a high five, Imma tip my hat to you kindly. It would seem in keeping with old Damon. 🙂

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      • Google Runyon. You’ll see at once how you resurrect him.

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      • Sorryless says:

        You know how I’m not the best at taking compliments either. And that’s a mighty canyon of a compliment . . replete with guys and dames and corner joints that spelled the end of the day’s business.

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      • He was very cool. There’s even a street in Times Square named after him.

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      • Sorryless says:

        Is that where the “canyons” reference comes from as per NYC?

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      • Wanted to add a mention of Amy Winehouse. Didn’t know much about her except she was beautiful and clearly troubled exiting much too early. I wanted to say I was sorry since you said how much you liked her. Artists are incredibly fragile and the more talented they are, the more their hearts burst at the seams, it seems. sigh


      • Sorryless says:

        She was classic beauty and a timeless talent whose works were given to the stars. Much too soon.
        You’re right, there is a certain level of madness one achieves when they reach the heights of creative expression. It’s a matter of toeing the line. Or falling.

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      • She was delicate. No question.

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  5. Rubenstein, Hal says:

    Love this post !


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  6. Eilene Lyon says:

    What a bunch of delicious tidbits you’ve gathered here. Lots of laughs this morning. Thank you!

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  7. Did not know most of them, knew a few, however, the best loved one was the last one… 🙂

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  8. aFrankAngle says:

    Love stuff like this!

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    • I know you do. You came to mind with Elvis and the 27 Club. I’m glad the King was at least older when he took flight, yet it feels he should be the leader of that illustrious group. If only they could do an album from the ether. Wouldn’t that be something. Thanks.

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  9. That was fun! I can’t remember the last time I read so many interesting facts one after the other.

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  10. robprice59 says:

    Stranger than fiction, as they say. 😉

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  11. Vasca Beall says:

    I’m still laughing about Sir Winston, strolling the WH in his birthday suit…love reading about him. Didn’t know that about Wm. Holden and my favorite…such loves. And topping it all off is your combo of Oreo’s and whipped cream. Bravo, Susannah…great one. I love lists.


    • So many interesting Churchill facts. He wore hearing aids he hated. Would throw them across the room making everyone shout since without them he didn’t hear much. He painted beautifully and was Queen Elizabeth’s very first Prime Minister as a very young Queen.


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