Was Doctor Seuss actually a certified doctor?
Answer: No, but he did receive an honorary doctorate.
This is one bit of trivia you may already know, but Seuss was not a doctor of anything and in fact did not have a doctorate until an honorary one was granted to him by his alma mater, Dartmouth, in 1956. He added the “Dr.” to his penname because his father had always wanted him to practice medicine. Read More: 15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss
What came first? The Dre or the Seuss? Well obviously Seuss pioneered the addition of the fictitious prefix. Dre, on the other hand, became a DJ in the club, "Eve After Dark", initially under the name "Dr. J", based on the nickname of Julius Erving, his favorite basketball player. At the club, he met aspiring rapper Antoine Carraby, later to become member DJ Yella of N.W.A. Soon afterwards he adopted the moniker Dr. Dre, a mix of previous alias Dr. J and his first name, referring to himself as the "Master of Mixology".
While Dr. Dre may have been trying to pull a fast one on us, these people actually surprisingly weren't:
1) Diddy - Diddy received his Honorary degree from Washington D.C.’s Howard University.
2) Mike Tyson - accepted an Honorary Doctorate from Ohio’s Central State University in 1989.
3) John Legend - University of Pennsylvania presented the singer with a Doctorate