Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lists from history

Historical Haemorrhoid Sufferers
Alexander the Great
T.S. Eliot
Viv Richards
Marylin Monroe
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Socrates
Nero
Napoleon
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Martin Luther

Historical Druggies (and their drugs)
Admiral Nelson - opium
Lord Liverpool - ether
Tsar Nicholas the 2nd - hallucinogens, cocaine and opium
Winston Churchill - barbiturates
Anthony Eden - amphetamines
Richard Nixon - amphetamines
Leonid Brezhnev - sleeping pills

Historical Phobics (and their phobias)
Nicolae Ceausescu - bacillophobia, fear of germs
Sigmund Freud - siderodromophobia, fear of trains
Samuel Johnson - lyssophobia, fear of insanity
Maximillian Robespierre - haemophobia, fear of blood
Robert Schumann - metallophobia, fear of metal

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