FAST FACTS ABOUT FAMOUS PEOPLE
Pol Pot liked a good laugh.
Mussolini got the trains to run on time.
Hitler wept at the opera.
Miro hated green beans;
Chagall both beets and beans.
Dickens slept facing north.
Longfellow was the first
American to have indoor plumbing.
Abraham Lincoln had no middle name.
Caesar was a pretty good swimmer.
Mao was an assistant librarian.
Churchill washed his own socks.
Bell never phoned his mother.
Edison was afraid of the dark.
—from Rattle #37, Summer 2012