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14 Weird Facts That Show the Unexpected Side of Famous People

There are a lot of amazing facts about famous people that few others know. Some celebs are actually every bit as quirky and zany as their on-screen personas. To give you an idea, Robin Williams became friends with a gorilla named Koko and was also a mime.

Bright Side gathered all the weird and unusual facts that show the unexpected side of famous people.

1. Albert Einstein

Did you know that sleep is good for your brain? Einstein sure did, he slept for 10 hours a day!

2. Elvis Presley

Elvis’s famous distant relatives are former U.S. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jimmy Carter.

3. Taylor Swift

When Taylor Swift was younger she used to live on a Christmas tree farm. Talk about childhood dreams coming true!

4. Michael B. Jordan

You may be surprised to find out that Michael B. Jordan is an ’otaku,’ an anime and graphic novel geek.

5. Keanu Reeves

Alice Cooper was a regular visitor in Keanu Reeves house when he was younger. His mom designed costumes for the rock star legend.

6. Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner can’t rap, but she has some mad beatboxing skills! She showed off her talent on the Game of Thrones set.

7. Aubrey Plaza

When Aubrey Plaza left the NBC page program, she took the uniform with her and still has it to this day.

8. Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt once gave his high school teacher a piece of concrete and tried to convince her it was a part of the Berlin Wall.

9. David Bowie

This isn't for the faint of heart! David Bowie has a spider named after him called the Heteropoda David Bowie.

10. Dwyane Johnson

Pro wrestling runs in Dwyane's family, his grandmother Lia Maivia was one of the first female wrestling promoters.

11. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo's name comes from Leonardo da Vinci. When his mother was pregnant Leonardo kicked for the first time in front of a da Vinci painting.

12. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has always had an interest in the darker things in life. As a child, she told everyone that she wanted to be a funeral director.

13. Rihanna

The multi-talented Rihanna has been very successful! Her home nation of Barbados made a Rihanna Day where everyone gathers to groove out to her tunes.

14. Ariana Grande

Ariana's name was inspired by a character from Felix The Cat, but weirdly enough she is allergic to cats.

Which famous person's fact surprised you the most? We’d love to know your opinion in the comments!

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