Fred Astaire got into show business after his mother planned a then-popular "brother and sister act" in vaudeville with his sister Adele. Fred refused to learn to dance at first, but eventually learned by mimicking his sister's steps en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
In the Vietnamese version of Cinderella (Tam Cam), at the end, Cinderella dismembered her step sister, put the body into a jar of food and sent it to her step mother to eat, which she enjoyed until she found the skull at the bottom of the jar and died of shock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There's a Vietnamese Cinderella-type story, where 'Cinderella' kills her step-sister by pouring boiling water on her and feeds her to their step-mother who finds out and dies of shock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Benjamin Franklin's illegitimate son William himself had an illegitimate son, William Temple. Temple later had two illegitimate children as well, one from an affair with a married woman and one from an affair with his step-sister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In the Brothers Grimm version of Cinderella the two step sisters cut off their toes and heels to fit into the slippers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
In the Vietnamese version of Cinderella (Tam Cam), at the end, Cinderella dismemebered her step sister, put the body in a jar of food, and sent it to her step mother to eat, which she enjoyed until she found the skull at the bottom of the jar and died of shock. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
Uruguayan writer Horacio Quiroga had an unusually tragic life: his father died accidentally, his two sisters died from illnesses, his step father killed himself, his first wife killed herself, his daughter did the same only a year later, his second wife left him, he got cancer and killed himself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
Kelsey Grammer's father was murdered in the Virgin Islands. His sister was murdered while finishing a shift working at a Red Lobster in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Had two step brothers (from his Dad's second marriage) that were killed in a shark/scuba accident imdb.com/name/nm0001288/b…
In the original "Cinderella", the older step-sister cut off her big toes with a knife so she could wear the glass slippers. The prince was fooled. classiclit.about.com/libr…
Marlon Brando's oldest child first went to jail for killing a man who was abusive towards his step sister....then subsequently was found guilty of his own domestic violence en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Today I learned of Chicago's Leather Archives and Museum, an institution dedicated to preserving leather, kink, fetish, and BDSM history and culture and making it more accessible to the public. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
The heist in Die Hard with a Vengance was so plausible that the FBI questioned the screenwriter leading to the Federal Reserve changing their security protocal. uproxx.com/movies/die-har…
Sigmund Freud was saved by Princess Marie Bonaparte (great-grandniece of Napoleon). After Freud's assets were frozen, the Princess provided the funds to allow Freud, his wife and one of his sisters to escape to London. His older 4 sister died in Nazi Concentration Camps en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig…
After Venus Williams won Wimbledon in 2000, her father shouted "Straight Outta Compton!" and jumped over the NBC broadcasting booth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
The "MR2" in the Toyota MR2 stands for mid-engined runabout, 2 seater. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
King Tut Never Really Ruled Egypt

Which makes sense, as he sat on the throne from age 9 to 19 - not exactly bulletproof decision-making years. Beyond knowing that, I'd never given it much thought. Turns out, the guy behind Tut was a pretty crafty guy.

"To this day, Egyptologists disagree as to how King Tut died. Some speculate that Ay may have played a part in his death, and fact is that practically as soon as Tut was old enough to actually take the reigns of his own government, he was dead.

Moving quickly, Ay married Tut's half-sister, widow and former step-mother, Ankhesenamen (yeah, they were all the same person) to legitimize his claim on the throne. He ruled Egypt and --cked Tut's mom/sister/wife for four long, fruitful years." - source: Cracked (see #2)

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