Nearly 28 million Americans define themselves as having Scottish ancestry, including the Bush presidents. Other famous Americans with Scottish blood include Theodore Roosevelt, Jack Daniels, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison & Elvis Presley.
It was said that sailors wore a gold ear-ring so there was enough money to bury them. It was also said that they wore the ring in the ear closest to Cape Horn depending on which way they had first rounded it.
Laika, a Russian stray, was the first living mammal to orbit the Earth, in the Soviet Sputnik spacecraft in 1957. Though she died in space, her daughter Pushnika had four puppies with President John F. Kennedy’s terrier, Charlie.