- Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was
15% wider than normal. Scientists at McMaster University in
Ontario, Canada have discovered that the part of Einsteins's
brain thought to be related to mathematical reasoning - the
inferior parietal region - was 15 percent wider on both sides
than a normal brain.
- While in Alcatraz, Al Capone was inmate #85.
- The actor who played Wedge in the original Star Wars trilogy has a famous nephew: actor Ewan McGregor, who plays the young Obi-Wan in the new Star Wars film.
- Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot
- Adolf Hitler was fascinated by hands. In his library there was a well-thumbed book containing pictures and drawings of hands belonging to famous people throughout history. He liked particularly to show his guests how closely his own hands resembled those of Frederick the Great, one of his heroes.
- Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the first three Star Wars movies, was a hospital porter in London before starring as the Wookie.
- Sheryl Crow's front two teeth are fake -- she had them knocked out when she tripped on the stage earlier in her career.
- Hitler was claustrophobic. The large elevator leading to his Eagles nest in the Austrian Alps was mirrored so it would appear larger and more open.
- Jim Morrison (of the 60's rock group The Doors) was the first rock star to be arrested on stage.
- Hawkeye on the tv series M*A*S*H had a TV name of Benjamin Franklin Pierce. The actor's name was Alan Alda
- Captain Matthew Webb of England was the first to swim the English
Channel using the breaststroke
- Hans Christian Andersen, creater of fairy tales, was word-blind. He never learned to spell correctly, and his publishers always had the spelling errors corrected
- Actor Keanu Reeve's first name means 'cool breeze over the mountains' in the Hawaiian language
- Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear. His 'Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear'' shows the right one bandaged because he painted the mirror image
- The Beatles, with Pete Best on drums, made the group's TV debut performing Roy Orbison's 'Dream Baby' on the BBC show 'Teenager's Turn' in 1962
- Peter Falk, who played 'columbo', has a glass eye
- The only married couple to fly together in space were Jan Davis and Mark Lee, who flew aboard the Endeavour space shuttle from September 12-20, 1992.
- Besides Star Trek, William Shatner, Leonard Nemoy, James Doohan, and Geoge Takei have all appeared at one time or another on The Twilight Zone
- Barbie's full name is Babara Millicent Roberts
- The original captain of Star Trek's starship 'Enterprise' was Jeffrey Hunter -not William Shatner-, as Christopher Pike, in the pilot episode 'The cage' (1964). The cast was quite different from that of the classic series except for Leonard Nimoy as Spock
- The mother of Michael Nesbit of 'the Monkeys' invented liquid paper correction fluid
- Screech, from Saved by the Bell, was the only one of the characters who played in all the episodes from the junior high, with Mrs. Bliss, to Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
- The name of Jaba the Hutt's pet spider monkey is Salacious Crumb
queen of england has two birthdays.
Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head
on a Pez dispenser