Why do aspiring movie or stage stars change their names?

Why do aspiring movie or stage stars change their names?

Sep 27

People aspiring to become movie or stage stars often change their names.  They do this for many reasons.  Some change their names to make the name easier to say, or more memorable, or less ethnic.  Martin Sheen changed his name from Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez.  His children split between the Estevez name and the Sheen name, with Charlie sticking with Sheen and Emilio, Renee and Ramon...

QUICK, who was the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean?

QUICK, who was the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean?

Sep 26

              QUICK, who was the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean? - - - - - - - - - WRONG! - I’m presuming that you answered Charles Lindbergh, Lucky Lindy.  This is the name associated as the Atlantic Ocean overflight record holder.  In fact, Lindbergh does hold an Atlantic Ocean flight record; Lindbergh was the first to fly non-stop SOLO...

Napoleon was NOT short!

Napoleon was NOT short!

Sep 21

This is a very common misconception.  This is so much a part of the folklore that in 1908 the noted psychologist Alfred Adler used Napoleon as an example of an inferiority complex felt by short people that led to aggressive behavior as a compensation for their lack of height.  This became known as the Napoleon Complex. So how tall was Napoleon and why was that not short?  His exact height is a...