Bone up on this true history
The Roman Empire was vast, and their emperor Alexander the Great took over Egypt in 332 BC. The Pharaoh Mazaces willingly gave up his throne.
That’s when the Greek/Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty began. Cleopatra was a part of this Greek family, and she didn’t have any Egyptian heritage.
There were also several prominent women named Cleopatra in this family. She was officially Cleopatra VII Philopator.
The painter Vincent Van Gogh was said to have severed his own ear and gave it to a prostitute that he was in love with. It was also alleged that he only severed a very small portion of his ear. Thanks to the words of his friend and doctor, we know what he really did.
Van Gogh was working closely with fellow artist Paul Gauguin at the time.
Van Gogh was suffering from an undiagnosed illness that cause him to fly into rages, hallucinate, and commit self-harm, and Vincent severed most of his ear with a razor after an argument with Gauguin. Van Gogh’s doctor made a diagram of where the cut took place.
The ear was delivered to a young woman who was injured in a dog attack.
The Maker of Mickey
“He popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when the business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb, and disaster seemed right around the corner,” Walt Disney himself wrote in the essay “What Mickey Means to Me.”
According to popular beliefs, Walt Disney himself drew the very first Mickey Mouse. He actually just thought about the concept and perhaps had a rough sketch, but the first Mickey Mouse was drawn by one of his employees.
His daughter Diane explained: “It was on that long train ride that dad conceived of a new cartoon subject, a mouse who was then refined and further developed by Ub Iwerks, and given his name by my mother.”