12 Weird Facts You Didn’t Know About Elvis Presley

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-By Frank Donovan 

Today marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday— that is, if you believe he’s actually dead. From his humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi to unprecedented rock ‘n’ roll megastardom, Presley lived with gusto and truly built the life of a king. But like many monarchs, the guy had some unique quirks.

Known for being prone to excess in both good ways and bad, Elvis gathered quite the collection of life experiences. Case in point: he lived on a street named after himself while he was still alive, you guys! And that’s just the start. So to celebrate the icon’s birth, we give you a dozen bizarre facts you likely didn’t know about the late, great king of rock ‘n’ roll.

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