10. Two Guinness World Record certificates hang in the house
We're pretty sure Hef and the mansion hold quite a number of more conspicuous records, but officially, he holds the record for the largest collection of personal scrapbooks and the longest career as an editor-in-chief for the same magazine.
11. The Chicago Playboy Mansion became condos
Before the LA mansion we all know and love came to be, there was the Chicago version that Hef purchased in 1959, which had a brass plate on the door with the Latin inscription Si Non Oscillas, Noli Tintinnare ("If you don't swing, don't ring"). But, after years of hosting raunchy parties, the 72-room Victorian home was sold and used for more innocent reasons. The Art Institute of Chicago bought it and turned it into student housing, and, in the mid-90s, a developer turned the place into seven multi-million dollar family residences.
12. The CDC was called after one party
Yes, there was an outbreak at the mansion -- in February 2011, 123 people came down with a fever and respiratory illness after attending a DOMAINfest Global conference held at the Playboy Mansion. Epidemiologists from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported their findings at a Centers for Disease Control conference, saying that the spread of Legionnaires' disease stemmed from a whirlpool hot tub in the grotto where they found bacteria. Sexy!
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Jordi Lippe's a freelance writer and aspiring TV host, and can be found at JordiLippe.com.