Serial killer Richard Ramirez spent time in his youth with his Vietnam Veteran cousin who spoke of his love for killing, polaroids of severed heads, and taught him military tactics until the cousin shot and killed his wife in front of Ramirez. He plead insanity and was not charged. stmuhistorymedia.org/crea…
Tom Hanks, who played Mr. Rogers in β€œ A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”, is Mr. Rogers’ sixth cousin. edition.cnn.com/2019/11/1…
When Albert Einstein and Mileva Maric's marriage wasn't going well, Einstein left his family, moved to Berlin and began a relationship with his cousin, Elsa. Einstein and Maric divorced in 1919, with Einstein giving her his Nobel Prize as part of their divorce settlement. history.com/news/9-things…
King Louis XVI was condemned to death by a majority of only 1 vote. Amongst those who voted in favor of the execution was the king's own cousin, Philippe Γ‰galitΓ©, whom the king did not have positive relations with. Philippe himself would be guillotined on the same scaffold a year later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
In 1998, Joe Pesci released a hip-hop song with a music video accompanying it about being a gangster called "Wise Guy". He released a 3-song album that also contained a song titled "Yo Cousin Vinny". youtu.be/gqn3NhlqoeA
Rainbows have cousins. Fogbows appear when water droplets suspended in the air are so small that the diffraction of light is negligible, hence appearing white. It also causes the arc to be steeper. They’re sometimes known as ghost rainbows or white rainbows. shetlandtimes.co.uk/2020/…
Czar Nicholas II of Russia and King George V of England got large dragon tattoos on their arms while they were touring Japan. The two monarchs, first cousins, went on to lead their respective nations in WWI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were actually fifth cousins, once removed. Furthermore, Teddy was Eleanor's uncle, making Teddy and FDR fifth cousins as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…
Jon Bon Jovi's first professional recording (credited as John Bongiovi, his birth name) was "R2-D2, We Wish You a Merry Christmas," from the 1980 "Star Wars" Christmas album, "Christmas in the Stars." His cousin co-produced the album and owned the studio where Jon worked sweeping floors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
If one pair of siblings mates with another pair of siblings, the resulting offspring are considered double cousins, sharing twice the genetic material as regular first cousins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
According to an MI5 agent who infiltrated the Provisional IRA, Irish Republican chiefs couldn’t bring themselves to attack targets in Scotland during the Troubles because they viewed them as β€œCeltic cousins” heraldscotland.com/news/1…
The First Ever All-American Quarterback was Named Edgar Allan Poe, after his cousin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edg…
Edgar Allan Poe married his 13-year-old cousin when he was 26 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edg…
The average Brit has 28 Second cousins, 175 Third cousins, 1,570 Fourth cousins, 17,300 Fifth cousins, and 174,000 Sixth cousins. isogg.org/wiki/Cousin_sta…
Eleanor Roosevelt's maiden name was Roosevelt. Her and FDR were 5th cousins. Furthermore then President Theodore Roosevelt was the one to walk her down the isle and give her away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…
Thomas Buchanan, cousin of US President James Buchanan, was the first Governor of Liberia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
A study of Icelanders found that marrying your third or fourth cousin is optimal for reproduction. scientificamerican.com/ar…
It is legal in Germany to marry your cousins without limitations (Civil Code Β§1307) gesetze-im-internet.de/en…
The incumbent monarchs of 5 out of the 7 remaining European kingdoms (the UK, Denmark, Norway, Spain and Sweden) are all descendants of Queen Victoria, as well as Elizabeth II's husband, Philip, which makes them third cousins en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Tom Cruise is obsessed with sending his co-stars cakes, even ones he worked with decades ago. Louis Theroux, documentary maker, even went to his grandmother's 100th Birthday Party to find 100 cupcakes from Tom Cruise, after Tom worked with his cousin. insider.com/tom-cruise-se…
Alois Hitler (Adolf's father) was about 30 years older than Hitler's mother also her second cousin biography.com/news/who-wa…
It is legal to marry your first cousin in California and New York... but not in Kentucky, Louisiana, or Mississippi. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cou…
Today I learned about the Cottingley Fairies. Between 1917 and 1920, two young cousins took photos of themselves with fairies and gnomes. Millions of people, including Arthur Conan Doyle, believed that they were real. Years later, the girls admitted that they faked the pictures with paper cut-outs from a book. culturacolectiva.com/phot…
Mary Queen of Scots suspected of murdering her husband fled to England for help. Cousin Queen Elizabeth I, threatened by Mary’s claim to her throne, imprisoned her 19 yrs then beheaded her. Elizabeth had no children so Mary’s son ironically became first king over England, Scotland & Ireland history.com/this-day-in-h…
Albert Einstein married his first cousin for his second and final marriage and during that union he had numerous affairs with other women. theguardian.com/science/2…
Tilman Fertitta owner of the Houston Rockets and third cousin of Frank and Lorenzo Ferrttia (former owners of the UFC) all have deep mafia family ties to the Maceo crime family of Galveston,Texas truehoop.com/p/fertitta-f…
Sailor Moon in Japan had a lesbian couple, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptume. In the English translation this is censored, stating they are cousins instead. Due to problematic dubbing flirting was left in, leading some viewers to infer their relationship as incestuous en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
Rapper Ludacris is a cousin of comedian Richard Pryor. people.com/movies/furious…
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip are both second cousins once-removed through King Christian IX of Denmark and third cousins as both great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Ryan Gosling and CΓ©line Dion are all distantly related cousins msn.com/en-au/news/other/…
Marvin Chomsky (Noam Chomsky's cousin) was one of the directors on Roots en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Olivia de Havilland's cousin was Geoffrey de Havilland, designer of the famous Mosquito fighter-bomber en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Tycho Brahe, the famed Danish astronomer noted for the accuracy of his observations, had a pet elk who died after consuming too much beer and falling down the stairs. Brahe also lost part of his nose after a sword duel with his third cousin over which of them was the superior mathematician. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyc…
Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln. Tom Hanks is a third cousin, four generations removed, of former President Abraham Lincoln. Their common ancestor is John Hanks (1680 - 1740), who was the great-great-grandfather of Lincoln and the six-time great-grandfather of Tom Hanks. archive.indianexpress.com…
There is speculation that MartΓ­n Alonso PinzΓ³n, the captain of the Pinta in Christopher Columbus' fleet and a major financial backer of the expedition, had already been to the New World in a voyage with French navigator Jean Cousin in 1488. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Nicholas Cage and Jason Schwartzman are cousins. Their uncle is Francis Ford Coppola cheatsheet.com/entertainm…
Today I learned of Santa Muerte (Holy Lady of Death) who is considered a folk Saint by some people in Mexico. Despite being condemned by the Catholic Church, her cult is increasing . It appeared in Breaking Bad series and was worshiped by The Cousins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and country singer George Strait are cousins. statesman.com/news/201804…
Jimmy Carter born October 1, 1924 as James Earl Carter Jr. In Plains, Georgia was the first U.S. President born in a hospital. He is also 6th cousins with Richard Nixon and 9th cousins 3 times removed with Bill Gates. history.com/.amp/this-day…
John Wilkes Booth timed the deadly shot he fired at Abraham Lincoln with the funniest line from β€œMy American Cousin,” knowing the laughter would drown out the gunshot. That line was β€œYou sockdologizing old man-trap.” waywordradio.org/sockdolo…
Jon Bon Jovi's first professional recording was singing backup vocals on the 1980 Star Wars tie-in Christmas album "Christmas In The Stars." The only reason he got the gig was because his cousin Tony managed the studio where the album was recorded and had hired him as a janitor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz are second cousins. today.com/allday/al-lenny…
In Arizona you can legally marry your first cousin if both of you are 65 or over, and one of you can't reproduce en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
The average Brit has about 175000 sixth cousins. isogg.org/wiki/Cousin_sta…
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, are third cousins; they both share Queen Victoria as their common great-great-grandmother en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duk…
Gerard Way (lead singer of My Chemical Romance) is Joe Rogan's second cousin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
F. Scott Fitzgerald (author of *The Great Gatsby*) is the second cousin to Francis Scott Key (writer of "The Start Spangled Banner"), but Fitzgerald was born over 50 years after Key died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._…
Queen Elizabeth has been married to her 3rd cousin for over 70 years. biography.com/news/prince…
In ancient China, a huge war was sparked because of a board game gone wrong. The crown prince was arguing with his cousin, the son of a regional king, during a match of a game called Liubo, and when his cousin offended him, he threw the board at him. He died from the blow. His father revolted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
The oldest cousin of Native Americans was found in a 14,000 year old tooth in Russia reportweb.co/oldest-cousi…

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