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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The 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. 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.
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, marks the spot.
Elephants are the only animal who can’t jump.
Chocolate can improve brain function.
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.