Today Is Michael Jackson’s Birthday – Check 11 Little Known Facts About King of Pop You Didn’t Know

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On this day, 29th of August, Michael Jackson was born. To commemorate the icon, Nexter.org prepared unknown facts about the King Of Pop you probably never heard.

Michael Jackson is the most awarded artist of all time

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With 23 Guinness World Records, 40 Billboard Awards, 13 Grammys, and 26 American Music Awards, he’s won more awards than any other artist alive or deceased. The Guinness World Records even made the “highest-earning deceased artist” category after him!

Michael Jackson wanted to be a Spiderman!

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When Marvel Comics filed for bankruptcy in the 90s, Michael tried to buy the company so he could fulfil his dream to play the leading role. However, it didn’t go to plan and Tobey Maguire stepped up to play Peter Parker instead.

He also dreamt to become X-Man

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Ever the optimist, Michael Jackson refused to let his dream of becoming a Marvel superhero go. When the X-Men movie franchise was announced, he tried to nab the role as Charles Xavier (aka Professor X). The casting director thought otherwise and this later went to Patrick Stewart.

He had super-memory

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He had an incredible memory. In fact, many people even claimed he had a photographic memory. He could remember names, stories, and information relating to encounters with people many years before.

His skin changed color

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Jackson hired Martin Scorsese to direct the “Bad” music video. When the video aired on television, it sparked controversy because Jackson’s appearance had changed dramatically. Jackson’s skin color had been a medium-brown for the duration of his youth, but his skin had gradually become paler since 1982. This was now so noticeable in the video that the entire press took out widespread coverage and claimed that Jackson had bleached his own skin. In 1993, Jackson claimed that his changing skin color was due to a skin disorder.

A terrible mistake

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Jackson shocked his fans when he dangled his third child, infant Prince Michael II, over a balcony on the fourth floor of a Berlin hotel for all hovering fans to see. He later stated that he made “a terrible mistake.”

He had his own chimpanzee as a pet

Michael Jackson was a big animal lover and his most famous pet was Bubbles the chimpanzee. Bubbles was adopted from a Texan research facility and the pair soon became inseparable. The duo walked down red carpets, made public appearances together and ate at the same dinner table every night.

Bubbles was even taught how to do the moonwalk! Whether it was due to puberty or the effects from Prince Jackson’s birth, Bubbles had to be given away as he became more and more aggressive as he grew older. Bubbles now resides in Florida and has been there since 2005.

Michael Jackson also owned two llamas called Louis and Lola and a ram called Mr Tibbs.

Celebs godfather

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Nicole Ritchie and Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb’s son Michael were Michael Jacksons’ godchildren.

Lots of surgeries 

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Michael has undergone extensive plastic surgery. Plastic surgeons debate the number and scope of Michael’s surgeries, but older Michael Jackson looked drastically different than 1976 Michael. The effectiveness of his cosmetic surgery has been hotly debated.

Misterios day when King died

On the day he passed away (June 25th, 2009) Wikipedia, Twitter and AOL all simultaneously crashed at 3:15PM.

He was buried in a luxury coffin

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The gold coffin seen at his memorial is a rare design called the Promethean. It cost $25,000 and is made of solid bronze, plated with 14-carat gold. The coffin was hand-polished to a mirror finish and lined with velvet. It’s identical to the coffin used to bury James Brown in 2006.


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