Even More Things You May Not Know

Unknown.jpeg By the time Elizabeth Taylor was 27 years-old, she’d already been married 4 times.

Designer Ralph Lauren’s real name is, Ralph Lifshitz.

Kangaroos have 3 vaginas. 

Actor, Danny DeVito, is 4’10, in his stocking feet.

French President, Charles, de Gaulle, was 6’5, in his.

Mariska Hargitay who plays Olivia Benson on the TV show, Law and Order Special Victim’s Unit, in 1967 when she was 3 years-old, was in the car accident that killed her mother, the actress, Jayne Mansfield who was 34. Unknown.jpeg

Like pirates looting a ship, when the Clintons moved from the White House, they loaded a truck with furniture and whatnots they weren’t supposed to take. However, the powers that be, made them bring everything back.

5000 Horses were killed during the 3 day Battle of Gettysburg.

Beatle, John Lennon, grew up near a place called Strawberry Fields in Liverpool.

The first pretzel was made by an Italian monk in the year, 610, baking strips of dough that folded into the shape of a child crossing its arms in prayer.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote The Great Gatsby, was a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key who wrote, The Star Spangled Banner.

Ernest Hemingway and his father, Clarence, both committed suicide using the same gun.

Wolves, swans, beavers and otters  Unknown-1.jpeg all mate for life, unlike Liz Taylor.

You can’t buy Coca Cola in Cuba, the best reason to go there.

Barry Manilow didn’t write his hit song, I Write the Songs. Bruce Johnston did.

While making a movie, the last shot set-up of the day is called the Martini. 

France continued using the guillotine up until 1977, in use since, 1782 designed to be a more humane way to keel you. I guess it’s the thought that counts.

The word Shiloh in Hebrew means, Place of Peace.

images.jpegThe singer Bobby Darin, who in 1973, died at 37 of heart disease, left his body to science, his remains given to the UCLA Medical Center.

Abraham Lincoln never slept in what is now called the Lincoln Bedroom. It was actually his study, where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation that was put into effect on January 1, 1863.  Unknown.jpeg Wonder how he’d feel knowing the Clintons used it like a Hyatt, letting their donors doze within its walls for writing that big check. Abe, with his silly sense of humor, would probably laugh.

James Buchanan, Lincoln’s predecessor, was allegedly America’s first gay president, of course you’d never know it by the Oval’s decor, slim Jim clearly not a decorator, starting with those overflowing spittoons.

When Frank Sinatra died of a heart attack at 82 on May 14, 1998, his kids put Cherry Lifesavers and Tootsie Rolls in his casket, their dad’s favorites.

Martin Luther King at 35, was the youngest person to receive the Noble Peace Prize in 1964 for his work against racial injustice.

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Bobby Kennedy saved his 13 year-old son David, from drowning while swimming in Malibu, on the same day that he was assassinated.

Both men by 1968, would be no more…

RFK, age 42, MLK, 39.

OJ Simpson, on February 11, 1997, was found guilty for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in a civil suit filed by both families. Presently, whatever work he does, he insists on being paid in cash so he doesn’t have to pay any of the 25 million dollars in damages awarded to them. Shame on Orenthal James who doesn’t deserve the same name initials as orange juice.

Legend has it, when they burned Joan of Arc at the stake on May 30, 1431 in Rouen, France, her heart wouldn’t burn. A plague, Unknown-1.jpeg marks the spot.

Elephants are the only animal who can’t jump.

Chocolate can improve brain function.

Babe Ruth’s favorite color was blue.

When Seabiscuit, the famous racehorse retired in April, 1940, during his well earned rest till he died in 1947, 50,000 people came to the Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, California, to visit him.

The writer Nora Ephron, had her hair done in the hospital, the day before she died, thinking she’d rally one more time from the leukemia she suffered from, but, alas, did not.   Unknown-1.jpeg

SIGH

SB

 

 

 

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 Amazon.com. Thanks.
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37 Responses to Even More Things You May Not Know

  1. Sorryless says:

    So if kangaroos were people, they would have two mulligans as per STD’s.

    I didn’t know about Bobby saving David ON that day, wow.

    Actually, I didn’t know most of these. As you are just a fountain of information when you’re wielding that wickedly talented pen of yours

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  2. Clever Girl says:

    Wow, fascinating trivia!

    I didn’t know that about Seabiscuit. When I lived in San Francisco, I would often go up to Willits, which was a few hours drive north. I had a friend up there who lived on a property owned by throwback hippies; they lived totally off-grid and completely self-sustainably. They had an Indian sweat lodge, farm animals, an outdoor kitchen and a full garden. We would drink water fresh from the spring.

    They allowed my friend to throw large raves that would go all night long and the next morning, we’d all go down to the Eel river to hang out and swim.

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  3. This post needs no editing. It is tremendous fun to read all sorts of things I didn’t know. I’m sorry, but much of that information went straight through my brain without stopping. Easy come; easy go.

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    • If one fact tickles your fancy you remember, then it was a success. 🙂

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      • I do remember your mention of OJ’s given name. What a moniker! I know girls don’t shorten their name to initials, but I should have. I grew up disliking my name. I could have been EA all these years! (I am Elizabeth Anne, though everyone always called me Anne.)

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      • I like Elizabeth Anne. It sounds classy and suggests intelligence.

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      • You might not think Elizabeth is so classy if you heard people talk to my mother whose name was Elizabeth. It came out luz-buth. Ugh!

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      • Think of all the illustrious Elizabeths we’ve known…Elizabeth I of England, and her present relative that, lets face it, is pretty special considering what she’s endured and continues to.

        Elizabeth Warren who stood her ground like Joan of Arc then nobly stepped down when she felt it was time.

        Elizabeth Taylor who, with all her husbands and she had them because, she was just not that kinda girl to not marry who she was canoodling with, and the Big Bopper of Lizes…Elizabeth Cady Stanton who helped get us the vote. YO, ANNE…YOUES IN GOOD COMPANY I’D SAY.

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      • There was the Queen Mum, too. I’m still glad I’m not called Elizabeth.

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  4. Vasca says:

    Sequestered here in my apartment I had a ball reading all these things I didn’t know. Thank you Susannah for such an interesting interlude. You are an awesome Connecticut girl with a twist of the Big Apple. Have a wonderful day! Hugs!

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  5. Enjoyed the images. Well done.

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  6. I am going to have to do a trivia post sometime. I, probably, won’t do Presidents or Actors/Actresses (much), but I enjoy trivia, but hate Trivial Pursuit. Guess I am a see it, tell it, but can’t do it person.

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  7. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, this is a fascinating collection of factoids. I read most of them to Pookie at the breakfast table. Why would anything, kangaroo or not, possibly need three vaginas? I’m still scratching my head over that one. Pookie couldn’t believe it and fact checked the info. Not only were you correct (as I knew you would be), but they also have two uterus. Please God, do NOT bring me back as a kangaroo in my next life!

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  8. Dale says:

    I love when you do these “Things You May Not Know” posts. They are a fount of information that would help us win in Trivial Pursuit (remind me NOT to play against you). There was no snipping needed and never felt even a tad long. Could have even gone on longer but just as well you save some for the next time.
    I love your exchange with Mr. Imma too 😉 I’m a huge Branagh fan and am wondering what the hell he has been up to…

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