Hefner was also the proud holder of Guiness World record. Check out the similar unknown facts about him.
Hugh Hefner who plopped the post-war sexual revolution onto countless coffee tables around the world took his last breath at 91 at his residence. Hefner reportedly founded the magazine with $600 and another $1,000 borrowed from his mother. The first centerfold, an iconic feature of the monthly magazine, was of Marilyn Monroe.
Hugh Hefner died but hardly anyone knew about him
So NYOOOZ has compiled all the unknown facts.
1. Hefner, affectionately called 'Hef'+, had an IQ of 152, considered 'genius' level.
2. It's no wonder then that Hefner earned his degree in mere two-and-a-half years, instead of the usual four years that it takes in the US. The Playboy founder majored in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
3. Hefner studied for one semester towards an MA degree. During that time, he wrote a paper titled 'Sex Behavior in the U.S. Law.' He received an 'A' grade for the research he did for the paper. That was however marked down to a 'B+' as the paper's conclusions didn't satisfy his supervisor.
4. His mother, Grace, loaned him $1,000 to start Playboy magazine.
5. Playboy was launched in November 1953, but the first issue didn't print a publication date on the cover because Hefner wasn't certain sales would support the second edition.
6. Hefner started a special discounted subscription rate for Playboy for priests and church officials. The reason? He wanted to encourage debate with those who criticised his magazine for its nude photos.
7. In 1960, when racial segregation denied black Americans equal rights, Hefner started the first Playboy Club in Chicago and offered admission to people of all races.
8. The famous 'Playboy Mansion' was originally in Chicago, not in Los Angeles. The Chicago house featured an underwater bar, which was accessible only by a fireman's pole.
9. The Playboy founder+ holds the record as the longest-serving editor-in-chief in magazine history. He approved each and every issue's layout even as late as until April.
10. Hefner was also the proud holder of a Guinness World Record - for owning the world's largest collection of personal scrapbooks.
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