We know that Ozzy Osbourne was the lead singer of Black Sabbath. We know that he bit the head off a bat. We know he's referred to as the "Prince of Darkness."
We did NOT know that Ozzy is a man of science.
Ozzy Osbourne is one of the only people in the world who's had his entire genetic code deciphered!
According to researchers at Knome, a company which specializes in analysis of human genomes, Ozzy's blood sample reveals that he has inherited some DNA from the extinct race of Neanderthals.
Aside from his Neanderthal background, Ozzy is also a distant relative of Russian tsar Nicholas II, King George I, and outlaw Jesse James.
Here's what Ozzy has said about his reasoning for getting his DNA analyzed:
"Given the swimming pools of booze I've guzzled over the years–not to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol…you name it–there's really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive."
"Maybe my DNA could say why."
Pretty inneresting stuff. We wonder what would come up if we got OUR DNA analyzed!
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