Today I learned about 78-year-old twin sisters Margaret and Marjorie Barthel β€” who were purposefully and lovingly feeding rats, nurturing an exponentially multiplying population of rats on the affluent Westside of LA, which experts believe ranged from tens of thousands to as many as a half-million Rats laweekly.com/palisades-ra…
Walt Disney's younger sister Ruth lived to age 92. Ruth was very shy and private, giving less than a half dozen interviews over the decades. Walt would send an annual December birthday letter to Ruth, accompanied by a check along with a selection of Disney-related merchandise for her son mouseplanet.com/10148/Let…
Kelsey Grammer's personal life has been beset by family tragedies. His grandfather died of cancer when he was 12 years old. In 1968, his father was murdered in a home invasion. In 1975, his sister was abducted, raped, and murdered. In 1980 his two half-brothers died while they were scuba diving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kel…
The man who played Vigo, the Scourge or Carpathia, the Sorrow of Moldavia, was a professional wrester, had a bit part in Die Hard, and died thinking that his half-sister was his biological daughter. deadspin.com/the-hateful-…
The English poet Lord Byron was notorious for his robust sex life. He had raging cases of gonorrhea and syphilis by age 21, was rumored to have had a lengthy affair with his half-sister Augusta, and slept with at least 200 women (and a few men) during a three year period in Venice. spectator.co.uk/2018/03/n…
Due to budget issues, the Lord of the Rings trilogy was briefly planned as one film. Helm's Deep and Saruman were cut, Rohan and Gondor merged with Γ‰owyn as Boromir's sister, etc. Upset by the idea of "cutting out half the good stuff," Peter Jackson left Miramax and went to New Line Cinema. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During his early years, Peter the Great's half-sister Sophia cut a hole in the back of his throne and would whisper information and answers to him while he conversed with nobles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The other half of the hat sisters works at the Provincetown Pilgrim’s monument and museum. There’s a little exhibit about them in the back, and if you ask him if he is one of the hat sisters he will happily tell you all about it. therainbowtimesmass.com/h…
Hawaii's King Kamehameha II (1819-24) was heavily influenced by Christian Missionaries. He ended the ancient religious laws, disbanded Hawaiian priests and destroyed temples. However he never converted to Christianity because he refused to give up his five wives, especially his half-sister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kam…
Harriet Beecher Stowe's (the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin) literary career was ended by her public accusations that Lord Byron had an affair with his half-sister. Neither the fact that Lord Byron had been dead for over 40 years or the ardent defense of Mark Twain could save her career. blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/…
A woman named Patricia found out that her half-sister was Oprah Winfrey in 2010 by finding out her real mother's name and the same day seeing her in a news story connected to Oprah youtube.com/watch?v=ZsvtC…
Kelsey Grammer's Dad was murdered; his little sister was kidnapped, raped, and murdered by Freddie Glen; both his twin half-brothers died in a scuba diving accident; and his best friend was killed in 9/11 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kel…
The White Ship disaster, 1120, in which drowned William Adelin, the only legitimate son and heir of King Henry I of England, his half-sister Matilda, and his half-brother Richard, leading to a succession crisis and a period of civil war in England known as the Anarchy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
During a meeting of the Roman Senate, Cato accused Caesar of reading personal notes while the Senate was in session. When Caesar let Cato read the notes, he was shocked to see that they were love notes from Caesar's mistress, or Cato's half-sister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Sally Hemmings was 3/4 white, light-skinned, and the half-sister of Thomas Jefferson's dead wife Martha Jefferson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Jesus Christ had half-brothers- James, Joseph (Joses), Judas (Jude), and Simon. Also mentioned, but not named, are half-sisters of Jesus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
A Hollywood writer had a baby through a sperm donor, discovered her daughter has 15 half-brothers and sisters, contact all of these families, and now they have dinner once a week and take vacations together. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Sally Hemings, the enslaved woman of mixed race that Thomas Jefferson had 5 children with, was also Martha Jefferson's half-sister. monticello.org/sallyhemin…
That, as she was fleeing indigenous North Americans, Leif Erikson's half-sister drew a dead man's sword, slashed one of her exposed breasts, and frightened her pursuers away en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
After the death of Isabella in 1504 , Ferdinand of Aragon married the granddaughter of his half-sister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Thomas Jefferson's wife, Martha Jefferson, was half-sister to his mistress, Sally Hemings npr.org/templates/story/s…
In 1990 NBC released a sitcom called "Ferris Bueller" based on Hughes' movie. Jennifer Aniston plays the sister and Mathew Broderick is cut in half with a chainsaw in the pilot episode. youtu.be/Vy2kAfHHids
During the viking exploration of coastal North America, Leif Erikson's pregnant half-sister FreydΓ­s EirΓ­ksdΓ³ttir was reported to have taken up a sword, and, bare-breasted, scared away the attacking proto-inuit natives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Thomas Jefferson's wife Martha and Sally Hemings were half-sisters. monticello.org/site/plant…
Oscar Wilde’s half-sisters, Mary and Emily, died from burns after their clothing caught fire at a Halloween ball. Emily’s dress had brushed past an open fireplace during the last waltz and Mary’s dress caught fire when she tried to save her sister independent.ie/unsorted/f…
Thomas Jefferson's slave, with which he allegedly fathered children, is the half sister of his late wife, Martha. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Valerie Adams (half-sister of OKC Thunder's Steven Adams) is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in shot put, four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion, and a mormon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val…
According to Genesis, Abraham's wife Sarah was his half-sister. (And according to the Talmud, she was his niece.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Thomas Jefferson most likely fathered 6 children with the slave Sally Hemings, who was the half sister of Jefferson's wife Martha. Their relationship may have begun when Thomas Jefferson was 44 and Sally was 14. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
In his movie "Hannah & Her Sisters," Woody Allen's character said "Half the country's doing it!" when asked about child molestation - six years before he allegedly molested his daughter Dylan imdb.com/title/tt0091167/…
Lauren Bowles, reoccurring character as a waitress in Seinfeld's Monk's (once gave George the finger), is Julia Louis-Dreyfus' maternal half-sister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
Adolf Hitler's older half-sister claimed that he did not know about the holocaust en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
The slave who Thomas Jefferson fathered a child with was also his wife's half-sister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
The body of a mysterious woman known as the Dark Countess has been exhumed in Germany to determine if she was Louis XVI's daughter, Marie ThΓ©rΓ¨se of France. The theory is that her half-sister replaced her after she was traumatized by rape and abuse during her captivity in the French Revolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun…
Leif Ericson's pregnant half-sister, FreydΓ­s EirΓ­ksdΓ³ttir, scared off a band of Native Americans with nothing more than a smack of her exposed breast. Done with a sword. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
When two English sisters could not agree over their inheritance, the Sheriff had their family mansion ripped down and each sister was given half the stones. maltoncastlegarden.org.uk…
Martha Washington had a mixed race half-sister named Ann Dandridge who was a slave at Mount Vernon. studiesinamericanhistory.…
"Walking Dead" actress Alanna Masterson (Tara) is the half-sister of actors Danny and Chris Masterson. imdb.com/name/nm1315153/?…
King Tut's parents were brother and sister; he also married his half-sister en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tut…
George Clooney's great-great-great-great grandmother's half sister was the mother of Abraham Lincoln en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Sally Hemmings was the half-sister of Thomas Jefferson's late wife, Martha biography.com/people/thom…
Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's slave/mistress, was the half sister of his wife Martha. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
DJ Steve Aoki's dad was former Olympic wrestler and Benihana founder Rocky Aoki, and his half-sister played Miho in Sin City en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…

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