Pablo Picasso's grandson "Pablito Picasso" drank a bottle of bleach after Pablo's wife Jacqueline Roque stopped Pablito from attending his grandfather's funeral. Pablito died after 3 months of suffering en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pab…
German author Hermann Hesse's mother was born in India. His grandfather compiled the Malayalam language, wrote the English-Malayalam dictionary & translated the Bible from English to Malayalam. This all lead to his 1922 novel 'Siddhartha'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Queen Elizabeths grandfather, King George V, was euthanized by his physician. The physician wrote in his journal that he euthanized the King so that his death would be announced in the morning newspapers, rather than the "less appropriate evening journals". wikipedia.org/wiki/George…
Alan Turing, largely seen as the grandfather of modern electronic computers, fell in love with the movie Snow White, and is believed to have commit suicide by lacing an apple with cyanide and eating a portion. Apple Computers denies that their logo is related. lamag.com/culturefiles/al…
That, in America, the suffix Jr. is only used if the son has the same first, middle, and last name as his father. The suffix II is used if a grandson has the same name as his grandfather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suf…
β€˜Maui’ in Moana is Based off Dwayne Johnson’s Real-Life Grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia of Samoa cinemablend.com/news/1710…
Ankhesenamun, daughter of Nefertiti, was forced to marry her father, Pharaoh Akhenaten. After her father's death, she married her half-brother, the pharaoh Tutankhamun. After King Tut died, she was forced to marry her grandfather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ank…
Today I learned of Prince Charles Edward, a grandson of Queen Victoria and grandfather of the current King of Sweeden. Although was born and educated in England, he fought for Germany in WWI and lost his British royal titles. He later became an active member of the Nazi party and joined the SS during WWII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Bill "Choptop" Moseley (aka Otis Driftwood from House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil's Rejects) was born in Connecticut, graduated from Yale, third generation, after his dad & grandfather played on the Yale Football team halloweeneverynight.com/a…
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's grandmother, Lia Maivia, was one of the first ever female wrestling promoters. His grandfather, Rocky Johnson, was also a very well known wrestler. fabiosa.com/ctclb-rstbr-a…
While being born in Germany, Nazi Youth leader Baldur von Schirach was three quarters American, with his mother's family descending from two signatories of the Declaration of Independence. His one German grandfather was US major in the American civil war and honour guard at Lincolns Funeral. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Theodore Roosevelt's great-great grandfather on his mother's side was the first governor of Georgia, Archibald Bulloch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
What is described as 'the grandfather of skyscrapers' was built 1796-1797 in Shrewsbury, England. It is notable as being the first metal-framed building, a technique which became standard for the construction of skyscrapers. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dither…
When Henry Ford II took control of Ford Motor Co., the first thing he did was fire his grandfather's brutal, union-busting head of security by sending his own second-in-command, a former FBI agent, to deliver the news. Both men drew handguns on each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
When Katie White of the Ting Tings was 12 years old, her grandfather won Β£6.6 million on the lottery. He gave Β£1 million to Katie's father who, as well as buying ponies for Katie and her sister, used the money to start his own music management company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Andre The Giant's paternal grandfather was even taller than he was, at 7' 8". His mother, on the other hand, was 5' 2". youtu.be/1YH0e8Bv7EM?t=88
The opening track to Slipknot’s album β€œIowa” titled β€œ515” wasn’t just random screaming. Sid Wilson was having an emotional breakdown in the studio because he wasn’t able to make it home to tell his grandfather goodbye before he died. revolvermag.com/music/sli…
Today I learned about Abram Petrovich Gannibal, an African child kidnapped to Russia as a gift for Peter the Great. The tsar freed him and raised him as his godson. Gannibal became a Major-General and the Governor of Reval. He is the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, considered the greatest Russian poet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abr…
While female X chromosomes gets mixed and reshuffled, Y chromosomes gets passed down untouched. Resulting in Grandfather, Father and Son having identical Y chromosomes. web.stanford.edu/~philr/B…
Bruce Lee was Eurasian. His great-grandfather was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, so he had Dutch-Jewish ancestry. His grandfather had an affair with a British woman. Bruce was a quarter English, an eighth Dutch-Jewish and five-eighths Chinese inkstonenews.com/arts/bru…
That the Chappelle Show sketch of Clayton Bigsby was based on Dave Chappelle’s grandfather, who was mixed-race and blind vulture.com/2016/02/on-ch…
George Washington was referred to in Algonquian as Conotocarious, a term meaning β€œDevourer of Cities”. He inherited the name from his great-grandfather, who ordered a massacre on five chieftains during a diplomatic parley in Bacon’s Rebellion. mountvernon.org/library/d…
The origin of the term β€œGrandfather Clause” was first used to refer to statutes put in place after the Civil War by seven Southern states in an attempt to block African Americans from voting while exempting white voters from taking literacy tests required to vote. investopedia.com/terms/g/…
Justus von DohnΓ‘nyis (german actor known for playing Burgdorf in Downfall) grandfather Hans was a Righteous Among the Nations who tried to assassinate Hitler and helped at least 13 people escape the Nazi Regime en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus…
President Harry S. Truman was not given a middle name, only the initial S. The S honors his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. There is controversy over whether or not the period after the S should be included, although Truman's own letters suggest he regularly used a period. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Paul W. Tibbets IV, grandson to Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. (who dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima), was given command of the same unit his grandfather commanded in 1944-1945 during the atomic bombings, the 509th Bomb Wing in 2015. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
After the NHL mandated helmets for all players entering the league in 1979, the rule’s grandfather clause allowed Craig MacTavish to continue to play without one until his retirement in 1997. nhl.com/video/mactavish-h…
FDR's grandfather from his mother's side made a fortune from smuggling Opium into china that was banned due it being addictive, he later supplied the union army with it during the civil war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
Today I learned about the Great Butter Rebellion of 1766, America's first college protest. Harvard students rallied against bad food, led by the cry of Henry David Thoreau's grandfather: "Behold, our butter stinketh! β€” Give us, therefore, butter that stinketh not.” thecrimson.com/article/20…
Helena Bonham Carter's paternal great grandfather was H. H. Asquith, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the first half of the First World War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asq…
Jadwiga (r. 1384–1399) of Poland was crowned King and not Queen to signify that she ruled in her own right. Also, her great grandfather was named WΕ‚adysΕ‚aw the Elbow-high, probably not because he was short, but because his kingdom was rather unimportant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jad…
MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is of English, Polish, Trinidadian & Venezuelan descent. Her Trinidadian great-grandfather was one of the first black doctors in Canada & her English-American mother holds a PhD & won the World Judo Championship in 1984. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
Ivan the Terrible died without ever telling anyone where he put the library he inherited from his grandfather, and ever since there has been a treasure hunt for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los…
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…
β€œThe Princess Bride” director Rob Reiner had the screenplay writer change the last scene from the fairytale characters riding off happily ever after to the grandfather and grandson coming together through the experience of reading the story latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Pluto was named by 11-year-old Venetia Burney. After her grandfather read about the discovery, Venetia, who enjoyed mythology, said the planet was in a region similar to the dark, remote underworld ruled by the Roman god Pluto. Her grandfather then contacted astronomers suggesting the name. astronomy.com/year-of-plu…
Actress Kate Mara’s great-grandfathers (Tim Mara and Art Rooney Sr) founded, and her families still own, the NY Giants and the Pittsburg Steelers. Her acting contracts state that if either team make the Super Bowl, she can attend. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_M…
Olivia Newton John’s grandfather was Max Born, a Noble Laureate physicist, one of the 20th century most famous physicists and one of the founding fathers of quantum theory. qantas.com/travelinsider/…
Dr. Gay Hitler, son of George Washington Hitler, was a well-respected dentist living in Circleville, Ohio. Because Adolf Hitler misspelled his grandfather's surname "Hiedler", the Hitlers of Ohio are likely the only true Hitlers allthatsinteresting.com/p…
Today I learned about the origins of the term β€œGrandfather Clause.” It was a loophole in voter suppression laws that allowed voters that otherwise didn’t qualify to vote if their Grandfather could wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandf…
Mao Zedong's granddaughter Kong Dongmei earned a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and is on the list of China's wealthiest. As president of a cultural company, with a bookshop aimed at protecting Communist culture, Kong has capitalised on her grandfather's name scmp.com/news/china/artic…
When Harry Wilson 18 months old, his proud Grandfather bet Β£50 that he would on day represent Wales in football and was quoted 2500/1 at his local bookmaker. 16 years later he became the youngest ever Wales debutant , netting his grandfather Β£125,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Dan Aykroyd's family have been in the ghost business for generations, his great grandfather actually tried to contact spirits and his father wrote a book called "The History of Ghosts" latimesblogs.latimes.com/…
The term 'Introvert and "Extrovert" was defined by Carl Jung in the 1920's in his completely scientifically untested personality theories. It is the grandfather of most personality tests including the most popular Myers Briggs which is wholly considered pseudoscience by modern psychologists. vox.com/2014/7/15/5881947…
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s grandfather made his fortune by smuggling opium from China, calling it a β€œfair, honorable and legitimate trade” americanheritage.com/fair…
The world’s first Chinatown was established in Manila in 1594. In 1861, a villager from the Chinese province of Fujian sailed to Philippines. He would become the great-grandfather of the first female Philippines president, Corazon Cojuangco Aquino aljazeera.com/indepth/inp…
Steve Young, 3x Super Bowl champion and 2x NFL MVP, was the great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young, the 2nd president of the LDS church. In college, Steve played football at BYU, the university named after his great-great-great-grandfather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Werner Herzog directed a documentary with 88 year old Mikhail Gorbachev in 2019. Herzog began the program by apologising for being a German because he assumed they wanted to kill him growing up, but Gorbachev said kindly Germans were his grandfather’s neighbours theguardian.com/film/2019…
In 1973 when 16-year-old John Paul Getty III was kidnapped, his billionaire oil tycoon grandfather agreed to pay no more than $2.2 millionβ€”the maximum amount that was tax deductibleβ€”and lent the remainder to his son, who was responsible for repaying the sum at four percent interest. wikipedia.org/wiki/John_P…
Pluto was named by an 11-year-old girl. In 1930, Venetia Burney of Oxford, England, suggested to her grandfather that the new discovery be named for the Roman god of the underworld. He forwarded the name to the Lowell Observatory and it was selected. solarsystem.nasa.gov/plan…

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