They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… unless you fast-forward it several generations or make some name changes or have a diverse gene pool, making the apple look like it fell from an orange tree. Genetics sometimes works in mysterious ways—whether it is grandparents, parents or siblings—prompting the occasional “that’s your dad?!” or “you look nothing like your sister” from friends and acquaintances.
We prepared a list of famous people who are related to notable figures in history that many people didn’t know about.
#1 Abraham Lincoln & Tom Hanks
In case you didn’t know this yet, Tom Hanks, an actor who’s considered to be Hollywood royalty, is related to one of the greatest American presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Hanks is related to Lincoln through the president’s mother, making him the third cousin four times removed of the former president.