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Jazz

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#1  Edited By Jazz

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. 

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#2  Edited By FluxWaveZ

I'm related to Adam and Eve.

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#3  Edited By Jazz
@FluxWaveZ:  
Thats pretty damn impressive if I do say so myself.
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#4  Edited By TaliciaDragonsong

My brother used to date a national celeb, before she was a national celeb.
That's about as exciting as my family is.
 
Just the way I like it.

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#5  Edited By SkinnyBlue

@FluxWaveZ:
Me too, that's insane.

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#6  Edited By eroticfishcake

Not that I know of although everyone who's white seems to assume I'm either related to Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee.

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#7  Edited By FunExplosions
@eroticfishcake: Hahahah. Awesome. Their ignorance is awesome, I mean, not your plight.
 
I'm related to no one famous. Except of course for myself, FunExplosions.
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#8  Edited By sagesebas

I invented TV, some of my buds invented the internet, I made that movie The Godfather, Some of my family are related to Napoleon and I flew to the moon once, no big deal though.

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#9  Edited By jkz

Something like my great-uncle founded Dunkin' Doughnuts, and his brother founded Mr. Doughnut, which combined to create the monstrosity that exists today. 
  
I'm not quite sure about the genealogy, but that's about right.

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#10  Edited By eroticfishcake
@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.
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#11  Edited By thehexeditor
@eroticfishcake:  White people are funny like that. Comes with being 100% genetically Asian but raised in the USA :|
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#13  Edited By eroticfishcake
@thehexeditor: I know the feeling. It's pretty funny though if you embrace your own non-whitey-ness.
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#14  Edited By FunExplosions
@eroticfishcake said:
" @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.
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#15  Edited By Osaladin

Abraham Lincoln was my father.

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#16  Edited By eroticfishcake
@FunExplosions: Yeah I've also had that happen to me on many occasions. I still do actually. But no matter how many times it's happened I'll never understand why they think speaking English to me in loud, slow phrases will work ("WHEN. YOU'RE. FINISHED. IN. THE. ART. ROOM. LOCK. THE. DOOR. O. KAY?"). 
 
But yeah, off-topic. So I'm gonna zip it here.
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#17  Edited By Xtrememuffinman

My cousin is the youngest person to ever get into the National's band. Ranked #4 in his class. Got rejected from Juilliard.

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#18  Edited By Bones8677

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? 

 Yep, that's him.
 Yep, that's him.
Also, my Aunt Kathy has been working hard in the Genealogy of our family. She's gone as far as the 1600s when our family was still in England till we mixed with the Irish and moved to America shortly before the American Revolutionary War. 
 
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?
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#19  Edited By Yummylee

If I am, I don't know about it.

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#20  Edited By yeahno

I'm somehow related to Gene Roddenberry. Grandma's distant cousin or something.

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#21  Edited By HandsomeDead

I'm not related to anyone famous, at least not that I know but my friend is related to Vinnie Jones. He didn't even know until he was at his Grandma's funeral and he was there.

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#22  Edited By iam3green

no, not really famous but somebody on my dad's side was a Sergent for marines. he was in Beirut bombing in 1983.

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#23  Edited By triple07

I'm actually related to Robert E Lee. Somewhat distantly but still related.

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#24  Edited By angelkanarias

My brother jumped onto the santiago bernabeu (real madrid stadium) and got to david beckam. that's the most impressive thing I could think of right now.

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#25  Edited By Djeffers03

Don't think so.

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#26  Edited By bobber205

I am related to Hugh Heifner and William Bradford.

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#27  Edited By MasturbatingBear

You might have heard of my dad? MasturbatingLion?

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#28  Edited By FunExplosions

You know what I realized while reading these comments? I don't believe a single person who said that they actually were related to a famous person. Well, except for the Jon McClain-Stuntman relation guy. That one sounded true.

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Yep, I'm related to myself. 
 
FUCK YES. 
 
...wait, what?

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#30  Edited By ZimboDK

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.

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My last name is Khan I might be related to Genghis Khan or maybe Khan from Star Trek

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#32  Edited By gbrading

I'm related to X-Factor runner-up Rhydian... And I can never live it down. :(
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#33  Edited By TheCreamFilling

My dad met Chuck Norris. 

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#34  Edited By Frostler

I'm related to Gus Grissom, one of the first men to go into space.

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#35  Edited By gingertastic_10

My uncle helped design the Stealth Bomber. That things kind of a big deal.

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Not anyone I know of. Though I have royalty on both sides of my family. Also my dad invented something, can't really remember what it was.

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#37  Edited By Pinworm45

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"

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#38  Edited By GGAstronaut

Not that I know of unfortunately. =/

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#39  Edited By habster3
@FluxWaveZ said:
"I'm related to Adam and Eve. "
Me too! That must make us 32,784th cousins!
@Jazz:
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.
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#40  Edited By WickedCestus

My friends's cousing is the singer for Barenaked Ladies. Or at least, that's what my friend told me. I have no famous relatives, but there are a lot of stores in Oxford with my family's name. I don't think they're related though.

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#41  Edited By Skullo
@Pinworm45 said:
" 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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#42  Edited By angelfan91

I went swimming with the kid who played the blue ranger in Power Rangers Turbo.  But, that's nothing to be proud of.  He was kind of a dick actually :/
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#44  Edited By sodiumCyclops

In New Zealand I'm related to a guy that hosts a 'Cops' esque show.

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#45  Edited By Jazz
@TheSeductiveMoose:  
Which family? My father's a Hapsburg.
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#46  Edited By foggel

I just realized how boring my family is.
 
WAIT. My great grandmother was an actor.

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#47  Edited By SkinnyBlue

 I think I'm somehow related to Robert E. Lee. One of my ancestors married into that family or something.
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#48  Edited By SkinnyBlue
@triple07:
 Whoa me too, I didn't even read your comment before I said I was as well haha.
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#49  Edited By skrutop

I'm distantly related to the Kennedys.

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@Jazz said:

" @TheSeductiveMoose:  Which family? My father's a Hapsburg. "

I'm supposed to have some ties to the Bernadotte family on my father's side. I'm also supposed to have some ties to the House of Oldenburg on my mothers side.