Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Things You Might Not Have Known About Superman.....

Today's post has nothing to do with Real Estate or Indiana.  It's purely for fun - because I read this and in the world of Facebook and Twitter - I wanted to share!!!

I grew up watching the black and white version of Superman with George Reeves....anybody with me?  He actually debuted in comics books 75 years ago (before my time, in case you were wondering).

Here are some little known fun facts that might interest you:

1.  His social security number is 092-09-6616.  Research found this number belonged to Giobatta Balocchi who died in 1965.  Shouldn't they have used some fake number like the Hollywood phone exchange of 555?

2.  He not only fought fictional villains, he also took issue with Hitler, Stalin and the Ku Klux Klan.  The weirdest fight was with Muhammad Ali - he lost!!!

3.  He failed his Army physical.  That is what happens when you have x-ray vision and read the chart in the next room instead of your own.

4.  He's probably Jewish.  His Kryptonian name, Kal-El is Hebrew for "vessel of God" and his origin story is right out of Moses story being launched to safety and adopted by Gentiles.

5.  He has a middle name.  This was revealed in 1997 as Joseph.

These are fun facts to share the next time you are playing Trivial Pursuit and impress your friends!!!

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