Arthur Guinness was an exceptional individual who used the money he made from brewing to help relief of the poor, abolish dueling, promote literacy, and provide this workers with a higher standard of living.
Steve Jobs was really unhygienic: he thought that by eating only fruit the need to shower was eliminated, so he stopped showering. When he worked for Atari, his boss assigned him the night shift so that he wouldn’t need to interact with other people.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s interest in spiritualism cost him a friendship with Harry Houdini. When Houdini showed Doyle that he could reproduce the so-called mystic powers of mediums, Doyle was unconvinced, and instead, believed that Houdini himself was a psychic.
Freud liked cocaine so much that he would give it to friends and family as a gift.
When he was 7, Vin Diesel and some friends broke into a New York theater with intentions to vandalize it. Instead of calling the police, the theater’s artistic director handed them scripts and offered them parts in the upcoming show. This became Diesel’s first acting role.
Before becoming one of the most controversial figures on race relations in American history, Louis Farrakhan was a Calypso singer. His nickname was “The Charmer”.
Lucy Liu once got into a fist fight with Bill Murray.
Eric Clapton went on a terribly racist rant at one of his concerts decades ago. His opinion on this hasn’t changed since.
Dr. Seuss had an affair while his wife suffered from cancer and depression. She killed herself and he married his mistress a few months later.
Sean Penn beat Madonna with a baseball bat.
Charlie Sheen celebrated 365 days of sobriety by drinking at Nicolas Cage’s house on day 366.
Famous mathematician Kurt Gödel starved himself to death. He was obsessed with the idea of being poisoned, and would only eat food prepared by his wife. When his wife was hospitalized for six months, he refused to eat, eventually dying of malnutrition.