One thing my mind is full of is useless and pointless trivia. That's great if I'm on a game show but for everyday life it cumbersome; especially when I can't remember things I need to like what were the two items I need at the grocery store?
Anyway, here are some interesting facts about celebrities that you'll find hard to believe, Useless? Maybe but interesting none the less! :)
Elvis Presley Was A Natural Blond
The jet black hair was the product of dye, known as Black Velvet (the inspiration of the Alannah Myles song), that The King of Rock N' Roll donned since his days in high school.
Simon Cowell Polished The Axe in The Shining
Who can forget the infamous movie scene of Jack Nicholson breaking in a door in the movie The Shining and uttering the phrase, "Here's Johnny"? That very axe in the movie was care for my none other than American Idol and X Factor creator and judge, Simon Cowell. In his earlier life, he was a runner for the production company behind The Shining.
James Doohan Was Part Of the D-Day Invasion
The actor who played Scotty on the TV and movie series 'Star Trek' was a true hero. Before uttering his best known phrase "I don't think shoe can handle it Captain', he was a a lieutenant in the 13th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division during World War II. His first combat was the invasion of Normandy at Juno Beach on D-Day. Shooting two snipers, Doohan led his men to higher ground through a field of anti-tank mines, where they took defensive positions for the night. Crossing between command posts at 11:30 that night, Doohan was hit by six rounds fired from a Bren gun by a nervous Canadian sentry: four in his leg, one in the chest, and one through his right middle finger. The bullet to his chest was stopped by a silver cigarette case. His right middle finger had to be amputated, something he would conceal during his career as an actor.
Dr. Ruth Is A Trainer Killer
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the 4' 7" sex therapist with her heavy accent and openly talked about the taboo subject of sex on TV and radio is actually a trained sniper. In her adopted home which is now Israel, she joined was trained as a sniper for the Haganah, the predecessor to the Israeli Defense Forces. She can load a Sten automatic rifle in under a minute blindfolded.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Was A Trekkie
This is one of the most interesting and widely unknown fact about the civil rights leader. Martin Luther King Jr. was a huge Star Trek fan. He was such a fan that he became a friend to Nichelle Nicholas, who played Lt. Uhura on the series and gave her the best talk of her career. He convinced her to stay on the TV show even through she was thinking about leaving it for a Broadway show.
Green Eggs And Ham IS The Result Of A Bet
One of the most treasured books for children came to be as the result of a bet. Dr. Seuss made a wager with his publisher that he could write a best-selling book with only 50 words. Take a look for yourself, the only words used in Green Eggs And Ham are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will,with would, you.