Page 8 - Celebrity Facts

Thanks to being denied as a child, Muhammad Ali vowed to sign every autograph asked of him!

Muhammad Ali's autograph may be a special find, but chances are it isn't very rare.

Turns out that Ali never denied anyone an autograph throughout his career thanks to his boxing idol, Sugar Ray Robinson, who denied him one as a child.

Sugar Ray Robinson was once the greatest boxer of his time. In fact the phrase “pound for pound, the best” was coined just for him.

He held the world welterweight title from 1946 all the way to 1951 and was a middleweight champ five times between 1951 and 1960. He was also one of the first African American athletes that managed to pave the way for the greats like Muhammad Ali.

Ali called Robinson “the king, the master, my idol.” Such a shame that his idol denied him a simple autograph at a young age.

Lucky for the millions of Ali fans though, the event made such a lasting impact that Ali vowed to never disappoint a fan by denying them a couple seconds of his time.


This actor who played James Bond is even MORE of a badass in real life!

James Bond is smooth, seductive, and a real macho-man when it comes to handling the bad guys.

It turns out Sean Connery was the perfect fit to be the debut Bond, since just a few years before taking on the role he managed to disarm and knock down a gangster who threatened him with a gun.

In 1958, four years before Connery would go on to start the James Bond film series, he was had a role in the melodrama “Another Time, Another Place.”

He acted as the love interest of costar Lana Turner's character. Unfortunately, Connery was such a good actor that he convinced Turner's mob-affiliated boyfriend they were having an affair.

Johnny Stompanto, the jealous boyfriend, stormed on the set with a gun and threatened Connery. The future Bond acted quickly and knocked the gun away while managing to push Stompanto to the floor.

Stompanto was banned from the set and Connery had to lay low until the threats from Stompanto's men cooled off.


You will NOT believe who slipped Princess Leia some bad pot on the set of Star Wars

Stepping onto the set of Star Wars back in the late 70's would have felt like a drug trip in of itself with all the miniature models, robots, and extras in alien costumes prancing about.

Add in a little bit of Harrison Ford's personal stash of marijuana and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) had a really rough day!

From a young age Carrie Fisher had experimented with drugs and hallucinogens recreationally. When she started shooting Star Wars at the age of 19, marijuana had already begun to have a bad effect of her, causing her to be paranoid and unhappy.

What changed so drastically that made her drug of choice turn on her? Turns out it was Han Solo's weed that began to make her loopy, causing her to move on to pain killers and hallucinogens.

No wonder Luke Skywalker started seeing ghosts and was able to move things around with his mind!


Some awesome lists!

Jamie Hyneman can write at least eleven careers he is qualified for, on his resume. He accomplished all this despite leaving home at age 14!

Jamie Hyneman of ‘Mythbusters’ fame has had an interesting life, to say the least.

He was raised in Columbus, Indiana and has this to say about himself as a kid: "I was a problematic kid, to be sure. I left home when I was 14 and hitchhiked all over the country."

He does not say at which stage he returned home (if ever), but he certainly did keep up with his education and he made very sure he had several things ‘to fall back on.'

He has quite a list of careers on his resume like boat captain, linguist, pet shop owner, animal wrangler, machinist, concrete inspector, animatronics technician and chef. He is also a certified dive master and a wilderness survival expert!

Hyneman has a degree in Russian linguistics from Indiana University and an honorary Doctor of Engineering from Villanova University. In 2011 he also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente in the Netherlands for his role in popularizing science and technology.


Louis C.K. was a drug addict by the time he entered high school

Before becoming a famous comedian, Louis C.K. lived an interesting, and often quite harsh, life.

He was born to a mother of American descent and a father of Mexican descent. He lived in Mexico until he was seven before moving to Boston, and his first language was Spanish. He retains Mexican citizenship to this day.

His parents got divorced when he was 10 and he and his three siblings were raised mostly by their mother.

His mother would complain about bad television shows which inspired C.K. to make it better, eventually landing him in the entertainment business.

He wasn't a happy child, though. He describes himself as a depressive kid, claiming to have closed himself off to feelings in junior high.

He said "Eighth and ninth grade were two solid years of dropping acid, snorting coke when somebody had it, quaaludes, an alarming amount of pot, mescaline, drinking. By the time I got to high school, I was a recovered drug addict."

He also said he ran with a bad crowd and would break into cars to steal the valuables inside.

After graduating from Newton North High School, C.K. worked as an auto mechanic, at a public access TV cable station in Boston, cleaned pools, fixed cars, spent a year as a Kentucky Fried Chicken cook and clerked at a video store, all the while "summoning the courage to try stand-up." Looks like he finally made it.



users online