Top 10 Most Eccentric Habits of Famous People


The Top Ten

1 Mark Zuckerberg only eats what he kills himself

And then posts his lunch on Facebook, I presume. - PositronWildhawk

He boiled a lobster alive and cut the throat of a goat with a knife... - Metal_Treasure

The Facebook founder announced in 2011 that “the only meat I’m eating is from animals I’ve killed myself.”

Zuckerberg’s first kill was a lobster that he boiled alive. Initially, this was emotionally difficult for Zuckerberg, but he said he felt better after eating it. As he told Fortune in an interview, “The most interesting thing was how special it felt to eat it after having not eaten any seafood or meat in a while.”

His instructor, chef Jesse Cool, said to Fortune: ”He cut the throat of the goat with a knife, which is the most kind way to do it”. - Metal_Treasure

2 Yoshiro Nakamatsu dives underwater to come up with great ideas and makes inventions "0.5 seconds before death" Yoshiro Nakamatsu dives underwater to come up with great ideas and makes inventions

The typical "I think beter in the bathtub" X11 - Martinglez

3 Nicolas Cage only consumes animals that he judges as mating in a “dignified way”

He doesn't eat pork because he doesn't like the way pigs have sex (?!? ) He prefers fish, birds and reptiles because they mate in a "dignified way". - Metal_Treasure

Well, he's certainly not a cannibal. - PetSounds

Explaining the reason for his choice to The Sun, Cage said, “I have a fascination with fish, birds, whales - sentient life - insects, reptiles. I actually choose the way I eat according to the way animals have sex. I think fish are very dignified with sex. So are birds. But pigs, not so much. So I don’t eat pig meat or things like that. I eat fish and fowl.”

He may not eat those salacious swine, but he has consumed strange things in the name of art. The 1988 movie Vampire’s Kiss called for Cage to eat a live cockroach, which he did with some difficulty. “Every muscle in my body didn’t want to do it,” said Cage to The Telegraph. “But I did it anyway.” - Metal_Treasure

4 Nikola Tesla began work each day at 3:00 AM and continued until 11:00 PM

Nikola Tesla is known for his work in the field of electricity who also filed for more than 300 patents for inventions like electromagnets, the radio, and the AC motor.
His habits caused him to suffer a mental breakdown at age 25. He then pulled himself together and continued the same regimen well into old age, working as many as 38 years without a break in his rigorous work schedule. - Metal_Treasure

5 Yoshiro Nakamatsu tiled his bathroom in 24-karat gold because “The gold blocks out radio waves and television signals that are harmful to the imagination.”

His goal is to live at least 144 years (he's 87). - Metal_Treasure

6 Richard Nixon ate a daily lunch of cottage cheese covered in ketchup

After he was elected president, an article in the Washingtonian quipped that elegant White House dinners had been replaced by cottage cheese and ketchup. He even had cottage cheese with pineapple slices for lunch on the day that he announced his resignation from the presidency. - Metal_Treasure

7 Steve Jobs cried incessantly when he was frustrated and didn’t get his way

Steve Jobs actually THREW TANTRUMS LIKE A LITTLE KID? Wow...

Oh I can totally relate! Haha the way...who is Steve Jobs?! - Britgirl

Steve Jobs: Introducing the new iPhone 28.
Apple hater: Go away! I’m not buying your crappy iPhone!
Steve Jobs: W-why not?
Apple hater: Because it’s the same thing every god damn year!
Steve Jobs: *Throws himself on the floor and cries*

Yes, I’m aware that he’s dead. Thanks for the reminder. - 3DG20

8 Cleopatra required 700 lactating donkeys in order to supply the milk for her daily bathing regime

She was said to bathe in donkey milk to keep her skin soft and beautiful. - Metal_Treasure

9 Edgar Allan Poe wrote his works on continuous strips of paper, attached with sealing wax, which set his editors on edge

Yeah, he sounds like the kind of guy who would do that, not for any reason, but just out of spite. Like paying for a candy bar with 100 pennies, just because you wanted to ruin a cashiers day. - keycha1n

10 Honore de Balzac had 50 cups of coffee each day

The Contenders

11 Charles Dickens ran his comb through his hair hundreds of times a day
12 Theodore Roosevelt went skinny-dipping in the cold waters of the Potomac River in Washington D.C. every winter

Boi! What?! - PhoenixAura81

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1. Yoshiro Nakamatsu dives underwater to come up with great ideas and makes inventions "0.5 seconds before death"
2. Mark Zuckerberg only eats what he kills himself
3. Nicolas Cage only consumes animals that he judges as mating in a “dignified way”


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