Just wanted to know about the GB genealogy as it were.
My family is pretty crazy, but my favourite one is my sister's father in law's father (a wee bit far but still) apparently invented the roundabout.
Alas not of the magic variety.
Are you related to anyone famous/did something incredible?
" @FunExplosions: It really is. I don't mind the minority that are just taking the piss. It's the ones who are really serious about it that scare me. "Reminds me of the time my friend came over when I was younger. My grandma later remarked, "What a nice boy, he spoke English so well, too." I was only 7, but nevertheless dumbfounded at my grandma's ignorance. She was referencing my friend who has a half-Laotian background, and who was of-course born and raised in America.
...But that's getting off-topic. Sorry, OP.
But yeah, off-topic. So I'm gonna zip it here.
This thread has already been made before. But it has been a while so I'll post what I posted there.
One of Bruce Willis' stuntmen from Die Hard married into my extended family. Never met him, but my Dad assures me that it's him. You know that famous shot of McClane jumping from an explosion from a rooftop?
BUT she strongly believes that we are related to Infamous outlaw Jesse James, now she doesn't have any documented proof of this, but she's come to find that our Great Great (can't remember how many "Greats") Grandmother, was actually the Great Aunt of Jesse James. How's THAT for famous?
There aren't really any famous people in my family, but my uncle used to be a member of the Royal Life Guard in Denmark. Not that special, but he did get to experience both the crown prince and his little brother grow up, and talked to them frequently when they got older. He was also the police commissioner of one of the bigger border cities in the country, so having him in the car when you returned from Germany was always useful. As soon as the border guards recognized him, they just let us pass. Easy way to get loads of liquor over the border. And his (great?) grandfather is depicted in a painting from 1894, so that's kinda cool.
My mom helped raise an orangutan... that actually became quite famous in Europe, and was at the time of his death, the oldest orangutan in Europe.
My other uncle used to be an adviser for IMF. I always thought that was pretty cool, considering he started his life as the son of a poor farmer in Denmark.
I was friends with these guys who owned a chicken store (because it was right next to my moms work), and Avril Lavigne worked there. She even sings about it in one of her songs, My World I believe. Something about 'getting fired by the fat chicken ass" or something like that.
He now wears a shirt that says "I Fired Avril"
"I'm related to Adam and Eve. "Me too! That must make us 32,784th cousins!
I'm related to Sam Houston (A revolutionary hero who lead the Texan army in a fight for independence against Mexico in the 1835-1836 period); he's my great, great, great, great, great, great uncle on my mother's side.
" I was friends with these guys who owned a chicken store (because it was right next to my moms work), and Avril Lavigne worked there. She even sings about it in one of her songs, My World I believe. Something about 'getting fired by the fat chicken ass" or something like that. He now wears a shirt that says "I Fired Avril" "Good man. She sucks so hard.
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