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Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer
Al Capone started one of the first free soup kitchens during the Great Depression.
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s official title was “His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular.”
The world record for the most passengers on a commercial flight is 1,088, by El Al, Israel’s national airline.
While floating in lunar orbit, astronaut Al Worden was 2,235 miles (3,600 km) away from his companions, making him the most isolated human being ever.
James Capone, Al Capone’s older brother was a federal prohibition agent.
Al Capone made US$60 million a year during the Prohibition era from selling alcohol. Today, this would equal to almost US$1 billion.
Apollo 14 astronaut Al Shepard played golf on the moon in 1971.
Al Capone’s business card said he was a furniture salesman.
Al Pacino was offered the role of Han Solo, but turned it down because he “didn’t understand the script.” He also turned down lead roles in Die Hard, Pretty Woman, Beverly Hills Cop and Apocalypse Now.
Al Capone’s nickname of Scarface was due to being slashed by a rival gang member.
Infamous crime boss Al Capone played music and wrote a love song while he was in Alcatraz.
Al Capone never served in the army, even though he claimed his scars were war wounds.
Al Capone was expelled from school at the age of 14 for hitting a female teacher, and never went back.
The first armoured presidential car was a Cadillac that had previously belonged to Al Capone.
There are only four artists who have achieved a Top 40 hit every decade since the 1980s: U2, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Weird Al Yankovic.
Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones were roomates at Harvard.