Keith Richards surprised just about everyone with his announcement that he's writing a children's book.

We talked about this on today's Morning Show.  I guess we really shouldn't be all that surprised, as he is after all an artist.  So why not a children's book?  But as it turns out, there's a lot more we didn't know about Keith. Here are The Top Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Keith Richards.

He's no longer on speaking terms with his liver.

He's a stark reminder to every healthy man that drops dead of a heart attack during their daily job that life is not fair.

He's starting to make Death wonder if he's lost his touch.

He's never gotten cancer because there's no healthy tissue in his body for tumors to grow.

He played Johnny Depp's dad in "Pirates of the Caribbean".  And Carla the Waitress in "Cheers".

If you touch his nose, his nasal cavity collapses like wet tissue.

He's so laid back he's been smoking the same cigarette since 1982.

He failed in an attempt to launch his own video game franchise, "Guitar Heroin".

"The New York Times" has had his obituary written since 1966.

He wrote "Jumpin' Jack Flash" with the hopes the song would one day become the title of the single least funny "comedy" film ever made.

One time in Seattle, he visited the Space Needle because he thought it was full of heroin.

He was the inspiration for Johnny Depp in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.  Because he started out great and original and then spent years and years just doing the same thing over and over again.

He gave up drugs because of a head injury in 2006.  And also because he noticed one day that his pee was rainbow colored.

He recently took a physical and doctors found traces of blood in his alcohol-stream.

He wears his heart on his sleeve . . . literally, because it didn't want to be anywhere close to his liver.

In his spare time, he plays "Mumbled Words with Friends".

On June 6th, 1987, he went the entire day without abusing a drug.