Wednesday, 24 November 2010

What Do These Folks Have in Common?

According to Wikipedia, all of the following individuals have something in common. Do you know what that common trait is?

In not-really-alphabetical order:

Isaac Asimov
David Bowie
Gerard Butler
Marie Antoinette
Susan B Anthony
Muhammad Ali
Jim Carrey
John Coltrane
Richard Feynman
Kathy Griffin
Anthony Hopkins
Elton John
Samuel L Jackson
Franz Kafka
Kim Kardashian
Stephen King
Ann Landers
Abraham Lincoln
Jennifer Lopez
H P Lovecraft
Ewan McGregor
Friedrich Nietzsche
Gary Oldman
Natalie Portman
Christina Ricci
Anne Rice
Mitt Romney
George Bernard Shaw
Sarah Silverman
Gene Simmons
Taylor Swift
Teller (of Pen and Teller)
Pierre Trudeau
Shania Twain
Mae West
Bruce Willis
Malcolm X


Jon Wong said...

I'm trying to think of what Natalie Portman and Christina Ricci have in common. The only trivia I know of them is that they "allegedly" do not drink although I find that hard to believe about Christina Ricci - she smokes like a chimney. Not that smoking and drinking are related but you know...

At the same time, I find it hard to believe that Kim Kardashian and Gene Simmons don't drink so maybe that's not it.

Is this one of those really weird trivia things where it's like "everyone on this list has a longer-than-usual pinky finger"?

Christian H said...

Actually, you got it. I did specifically say this was "according to Wikipedia."
(It's the lack of booze thing, not the abnormally small finger thing.)
And my guess is that Gene Simmons doesn't drink because he's a recovering alcoholic. That category covers a lot of these folks.

Jon Wong said...

Friedrich Nietzsche: recovering alcoholic.

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