What do we have in common?

  • DaVinci
  • Voltaire
  • Newton
  • Einstein
  • Schweitzer
  • Emerson
  • Twain
  • Van Gogh
  • Franklin
  • Gandhi
  • Kafka
  • Shaw
  • Thoreau
  • Tolstoy
  • Newton
  • Rodin
  • Plato
  • Ovid
  • Herodotus
  • Socrates
  • Pythagoras
  • Seneca
  • Plutarch
  • Diogenes
  • Aristotle
  • Darwin

*And if you're not certain, here's a more modern list:

Steve Martin, Pearl Jam, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Billy Idol, Paul Newman, Bob Marley, Michael Stipe, Willem Defoe, Elvis Costello, Moby, Whoopie Goldberg, Joe Jackson, Andy Kaufman, Annie Lennox, Dustin Hoffman, Hillary Swank, Carl Lewis, Drew Barrymore, Ozzy Osborne, Emmylou Harris, The B52s, Alanis Morissette, Jerry Seinfeld, Darryl Hannah, Smokey Robinson, Suzanne Vega, Stevie Wonder, John Cleese, Tom Cruise, Steve Jobs, Tom Petty, Seal, Ted Danson, David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Woody Harrelson, Ralph Nader, The Smiths, Tracy Chapman, Peter Gabriel, Sarah MacLachlan, Danny De Vito, Doris Day, Bob Dylan, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and all of The Beatles.

Have a few guesses before you look at the answer.