about Sigmund Freud:
Before devoting himself to psychology, Freud conducted zoological research and is credited with discovering testicles in eels – a small detail that had escaped earlier studies.
about Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:
Though there was once speculation that Tchaikovsky committed suicide after being exposed in a homosexual affair, most scholars today believe that he died of cholera.
about James Naismith (inventor of basketball):
Naismith’s original rules did not permit dribbling – players could advance the ball only by passing.
about Coney Island:
The name Coney Island comes from the original seventeenth-century Dutch settlers of New York, who names the area Konijn Eiland – “Rabbit Island” in Dutch.
about Albert Einstein:
Einstein was an ardent Zionist and after World War II was offered the presidency of Israel, a position he declined.