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Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.

Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! Wow!

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E!

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.

Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was named the "American Pie."

Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.

Picasso's full name was Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso.

Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.

Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll, his pen name) was an ordained priest of the Anglican church.

Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers. (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)

Einstein couldn't speak fluently until after his ninth birthday. His parents thought he was mentally retarded.

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.

The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

David Prowse, was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.

Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.

In thanks for narrating a documentary, the museum of Natural History named a spider after Harrison Ford..Calponia Harrisonfordi.

The Beatles song "Dear Prudence" was written about Mia Farrow's sister, Prudence, when she wouldn't come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India.

Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.

Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom."

Kelsey Grammar sings and plays the piano for the theme song of Fraiser.

Dr. Seuss and Kurt Vonnegut went to college together. They were even in the same fraternity, where Seuss decorated the fraternity house walls with drawings of his strange characters.

The Les Nessman character on the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati wore a band-aid in every episode. Either on himself, his glasses, or his clothing.

John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The John Larroquette Show" was the narrator of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

Paul Reiser is playing the piano in the "Mad About You" theme.

Drivers tend to drive faster when other cars are around. It doesn't matter whether they are in front, behind or beside them.

The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

In 1986 Danny Heep became the first player in a World Series to be a designated hitter (DH) with the initials "D.H."

In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.

Kermit the Frog is left-handed.

Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."

St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck.

Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with "rejoice."

Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

There is no existing photograph of Italian violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) however, a photograph that has been proven beyond a doubt to be a fake, can still be found in encyclopedias etc.

Margaret Hamilton, the wicked witch of the west in the Wizard of Oz was once a kindergarten teacher.

In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."

Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."

Walt Disney got his idea for Mickey Mouse while he worked in a garage. He was watching the mice play one night and got the inspiration for Mortimer Mouse. He didn't change the name until shortly before he finished the first Mickey Mouse cartoon - the 1928 "Steamboat Willie".

Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."

The youngest pope was 11 years old.

In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting ad space on his cows.

Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.

Only person to win $64,000 Challenge and $64,000 Question: Dr. Joyce Brothers (the subject was boxing).

Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

Dr. Seuss coined the word "nerd" in his 1950 book "If I Ran the Zoo"

Hugh "Ward Cleaver" Beaumont was an ordained minister.

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.

Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.

Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.

Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman.

In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.

In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

IThe phrase "Beam me up, Scotty" was never used in any of the Star Trek Motion Pictures, although they came close in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, when Chekov said "Scotty, beam me up!"

Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.

During his entire lifetime, Herman Melville's timeless classic of the sea, 'Moby Dick', only sold 50 copies.

The world's greatest lover was King Mongut of Siam. He had 9,000 wives. Before dying of syphilis, he was quoted in saying he only loved the first 700.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.