01/10/2023 “Every Useless Thing”   Leave a comment

I started this blog initially to post as much useless information as I could find. Over the years I’ve wandered far afield into limericks, quotations, poetry, and dozens of other categories. I thought today I’d return to the roots of this blog and give you a handful of totally useless but interesting facts.

  • Dolly Parton once insured her breasts for $3 million.
  • Scarlett Johansson, Alanis Morrissette, Vin Diesel, and Kiefer Sutherland are all twins.
  • Kirk Douglas was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and saw action in the Pacific before internal injuries suffered in combat led to an early discharge.
  • Dr. Timothy Leary of LSD fame was expelled from West Point after a drinking incident that led to a court-martial.
  • Actress Kate Winslet had the nickname of “Blubber” in her early school days.

  • Nicolas Cage was expelled from elementary school, for putting dead grasshoppers in the egg salad on picnic day.
  • In high school Sylvester Stallone was voted “Most Likely to End Up in the Electric Chair”.
  • Keanu Reeves was the goalie on his high school ice hockey team, where he earned the nickname “The Wall” and where he was voted MVP.
  • Ellen DeGeneres was once a vacuum cleaner saleswoman.
  • In 1993, Barbra Streisand got stuck in the toilet at Liza Minnelli’s apartment during a party. Fellow guests Jack Nicholson and Michael Douglas couldn’t break down the door, so the buildings porter had come up to release her.



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