Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About David Ben Gurion
Updated: May 5
David Ben Gurion was Israel's first Prime Minister, and one of the most important Israeli leaders of all time. He has done plenty of famous things for the good of the state of Israel, but there are many things about him that most people don’t know.
David Ben Gurion was known for doing headstands every morning. It is quite a peculiar routine, and most people don/t really know the reason behind it. Well, that’s what we’re here for. Apparently, Ben Gurion’s Dr. believed his head was proportionally bigger than the rest of his body, so he advised him to start doing headstands.
02 Personal Letters
Ben Gurion used to have correspondence with random people that would write him letters. It may not sound like too crazy a thing, but sometimes he would keep in written touch with people he never met for years and years.
03 Sleeping Pills
Ben Gurion couldn't sleep at night, so he took sleeping pills. As soon as a study came out linking the use of sleeping pills to memory loss he stopped taking the pills and slept only 2 hours each night.
Ben Gurion ate a weird cheesy dish called Kutch-Much every morning. He hated the dish but ate it because his wife Paula would make it for him. He continued to eat it also after her death every morning.
There is a character in the Green Lantern comics called Guardians of the Universe, this character is based on David Ben Gurion’s figure.