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Little-known facts about famous people

Ok. I will tell you. But maybe you can't understand it, because it is some kind of German humour.

In this cartoon series "The Coyote" always tries to catch "The Roadrunner". But he is never successful and he always fails miserably. One of the running gags is that "The Coyote" falls from a high cliff. After he goes over the edge of the cliff, he doesn't fall down immediately. Instead he is hanging in the air for some time, trying to run further until he eventually realizes that there is no solid ground under his feet. And then he falls down and crashes on the floor of the canyon.

The same thing literally happened to Bobby Fischer as well as to Wilhelm Steinitz.
Both guys belonged to the best chessplayers of their time. But both of them went somehow mad. Steinitz ended up in an asylum, Fischer developed weird conspiracy theories and had to flee from the FBI/CIA until the end of his life.
Both guys tried to catch "Their personal Roadrunner" without any success.

Fischer and Steinitz died after they reached the age of 64. Their 64th birthday was the edge of their personal cliff.
They ran further for a few month after their birthday until they realized that there is no 65th square on their personal chessboard.
And then they fell down to the floor of the canyon and died.

Maybe both of them were only chess cartoon characters, who tried to leave the chess board and failed ?

Ok, it is maybe a little bit morbid or it is some kind of special German humour. Tell me.

(Maybe there is a mistake in my research ? Check it out if you like !)

Shirley you can't be serious...lololol
get a life.

@bunyip

I am just as serious as you are !

Doing a lot of studies, writing a lot of funny postings, playing a lot of unrated games (not on Lichess).

I guess we have a lot in common ?

Isn't "German Humor" an oxymoron? Like "Canadian bellicosity" or "Italian economic sense?" (upon further review, post #20 took a much better stab at this than I did)
Also, yet another Airplane reference missed. Frank Drebin is rolling in his grave.

Returning to the topic at hand, Ja Morant, the number 2 pick in this year's NBA draft, owes me approximately 34 cents. A very, very little-known fact about a famous person.

Lastly, (Bunyip's post reminded me of this) during "The Birds," Hitchcock actually trained the birds to literally attack the lead actress, who developed an understandable fear of birds.

The Australian singer/actress who starred in,inter alia ,such classics as "Grease",is the only actress ever to have a weapon of mass destruction named after her.
It is of course,Olivia Neutron-Bomb.

@bunyip: Completely ignoring Logan Browning Machinegun, I see.
And before you say anything, I will remind you that machine guns can cause lots of destruction.

@clousems
A fie on your Logan Browning machinegun...I offer you the Tom Cruise-Missile.

@clousems wrote..

"Lastly, (Bunyip's post reminded me of this) during "The Birds," Hitchcock actually trained the birds to literally attack the lead actress, who developed an understandable fear of birds."
Absolutely correct..he also trained them not to look at the camera.

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