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That's pretty shocking - zxm
He rarely spelled his name the same way twice. He used about 80 different spellings - Willm Shaksp, Wm Shakspe, and similar.
Oddly, there are no records of him ever actually spelling his name "William Shakespeare", as we know him today. - Metal_Treasure
In 1890 an enthusiast attempted to introduce to America all species of songbird mentioned in Shakespeare's plays.
Unfortunately, this killed 62 people in 1960 - a plane taking off from Boston Airport startled a flock of 10,000 starlings, which choked the engines and caused the plane to crash. - Metal_Treasure
His plays shared the theater with dogs attacking captive bears for the delight of the audiences (usually about 120 dogs and 12 bears). - Metal_Treasure
Naturally. He WAS an Englishman after all :). - Britgirl
There's no evidence to support or reject this theory but over 5,000 books discussed whether he was a fraud. - Metal_Treasure
Now, THAT is a surprise! - clusium
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2. His Globe theater also held bear-baiting shows
3. He indirectly caused a plane crash