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…
A man, Chase Dellwo, survived a Grizzly bear attack by shoving his arm down the bears throat. While being attacked in Great Falls Montana, Dellwo remembered an article his grandmother gave him about bears having bad gag reflexes. He shoved his arm down the Grizzlys throat and it retreated. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Jelly Roll Morton, at the age of 14 tricked his great-grandmother into believing he was a night watchman at a barrel house when in fact he was working as a piano player in a brothel. In that atmosphere, he often sang smutty lyrics; he took the nickname "Jelly Roll", which was slang for vagina. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jel…
John Romero's (co-creator of Wolfenstein/Doom/Quake) great-grandmother was a crime boss in the 1920's. Starting in Sonora, Mexico, she ran brothels and had an entire empire, controlling it well past the age of 60 (but didn't like to discuss age) and expanded it as far as Tucson, Arizona, pcgamer.com/john-romeros-…
Brie Larson legal last name is β€œDesaulniers” and she chose the stage name of Larson from her Swedish great-grandmother and the American Girl doll Kirsten Larson that she has as a child. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
There exists a photograph of a baby with his mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and great-great-great-grandmother. io9.gizmodo.com/six-gener…
Your great-grandmother probably didn't shave her armpits or her legs. Those practices became the norm in the early/middle 20th century, at the advertising behest of companies like Gillette, who wanted to sell razors to women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Sebastian Arcelus, best known for appearing in House of Cards and Madam Secretary, is in the line of succession to the British throne. His maternal grandfather was an Italian nobleman, his maternal grandmother was a Russian princess, and his great-great-grandfather was the King of Serbia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seb…
The most generations living at one time was 7 and the most in one picture is 6 with a baby with his mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and great-great-great-grandmother. io9.gizmodo.com/six-gener…
NiΚ»ihau, the seventh largest Hawaiian Island, is privately owned by two brothers who inherited it, their great great grandmother bought it from the Kingdom of Hawai'i for $10,000 in gold in 1864. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nii…
King Charles II of Spain and last of the Spanish Hapsburg rulers was so inbred that his grandmother was also his aunt and all of his great-grandparents were cousins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The the Spanish monarchy was so inbred that Charles II's aunt was also his grandmother, and another grandmother was simultaneously his great-grandmother. He was also incapable of chewing, and his tongue was so large no one could understand what he said. nndb.com/people/901/00009…
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s great grandmother, Alice Keppel, was the 12 year long mistress of King Edward VII, Queen Elizabeth’s great grandfather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Berry Gordy's great grandmother was a slave, and his great grandfather the plantation owner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Jerry Springer's grandmother and great uncle were gassed in Czech death camps, and he was a political adviser to Kennedy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
Today I learned that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are third cousins, sharing a great great grandmother. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
A man in Alabama has spent three decades building a stone wall by hand to honor his great-great-grandmother, a Yuchi Indian woman who was forced along the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma following the slaughter of her family by whites and then spent 5 years walking more than 1,000 miles back home. americanprofile.com/artic…
The Academy award nominated actress Helena Bonham Carter is the great-granddaughter of British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, whom she is related to through her grandmother Violet Bonham Carter. Violet was also a lifelong friend of Winston Churchill, and helped advance his political career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vio…
A baby born in 1989 had a living great-great-great-great grandmother. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Kit Harington, the actor who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, actually has some royal lineage. Through his paternal grandmother, Lavender Cecilia Denny, Harington's eight times great-grandfather was King Charles II of England. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit…
The duchess of cornwall's maternal great grandmother was a mistress of King Edward VII en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
King George VI was baptised as Albert (known as "Bertie" to the Royal Family) to avoid distressing his great-grandmother Queen Victoria, as his birthday was the anniversary of the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s consort. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Whoopi Goldberg is a great grandmother at 58 torontosun.com/2014/03/17…
Whoppi Goldberg (age 60) is a great-grandmother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
NBA great Michael Cooper's trademark look of knee high socks began in high school as a way of helping his grandmother (who had glaucoma) identify him when watching his games. wsj.com/articles/SB928454…
Queen Elizabeth II great grandfather is the brother of her husbands great grandmother....so they have the same great, great grandmother Queen Victoria! royal.gov.uk/pdf/Windsor%…
The first documented fatal motor vehicle accident victim is the great-grandmother of a (classic) Doctor Who companion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
George Clooney's great-great-great-great grandmother's half sister was the mother of Abraham Lincoln en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
One of Queen Elizabeth II's 3rd-great-grandmothers was possibly a prostitute, with the wonderful name of "Hyacinthe-Gabrielle Roland" commons.wikimedia.org/wik…

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