Now that we know that the late beloved and despised Iron Lady was a chemist in a past life, here are some more well-known people who did pointless things before discovering their life’s purpose.
Dr. Mayim Bialik
Now: Actress, Big Bang Theory
Dr. Brian May
Where: Imperial College, London
Now: Guitarist for Queen
Ivan Drago (actually Dolph Lundgren)
What: MSc in Chemical Engineering
Where: Royal Institute of Technology, Stockhlom
Now: Not looking so good after having the shit beat out of him by Rocky IV.
Why: His parents were advised to abort in 1958 when she developed appendicitis whilst pregnant.
Now: Probably the second-most famous blind musician after Ray Charles.
Dr. Peter Roget
Now: Dead, but left us with a little thing called the Thesaurus.
Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski
What: Depressed, insane, suicidal criminal sailor
Where: Everywhere in the world, pretty much.
Now: Dead as Joseph Conrad, the guy who wrote Heart of Darkness, upon which Apocalypse Now is based.
Dr. Kermit the Frog
What: PhD in Amphibious Letters
Where: Southampton College, New York
Now: Cashing in unemployment cheques after a series of disastrously dull movies.
Credit to cracked.com and thefrisky.com for their insightful lists of interesting celebrities. Since I know very little about celebrities, I’d have found this article rather difficult to write.