The Greek Plato believed that before modern humans, people were born with four arms and two faces. Zues, afraid of their power split them all in half making them doomed to spend their lives looking for what made them whole.
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|—||Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930), (Sherlock Holmes) The Sign of Four, 1890|
The koala literally never drinks. When he does, the zookeeper knows that he has a moribund koala on his hands. Every specimen that has been seen to drink water has also been found dead a few days later.
The Lungfish, the Dodo and the Unicorn by Willy Ley, 1948.
Martin Luther King Jr. talked Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) out of leaving Star Trek: The Original Series. She waned to leave because of how badly she was treated, but he convinced her that she was an icon for African-American women.