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Old 12-19-2017, 12:32 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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In 1944, by a huge coincidence, a crossword puzzle was printed with answers all containing D-Day operation "code names" which sent MI-5 into a panic thinking their invasion plans had been discovered.




The Golden State Fence Company, hired to build part of the US-Mexico border wall, was fined $5 million for hiring illegal immigrant workers.



Even though the Hindenburg was inflated with 7 million cubic feet of highly flammable hydrogen gas, it had a smoking room.



The death penalty was outlawed in the UK partly because a man was wrongfully executed for the murder of his wife and daughter in 1950.




The Liberty Bell and Big Ben were both cast by Whitechaple Bell Foundry and both bells have cracks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitechapel_Bell_Foundry
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:03 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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In 1940, 12 year old Fidel Castro wrote a letter to President Roosevelt requesting a $10 bill because he had never seen one before. He received a reply, but no $10 bill.



Alexander the Great once held a drinking contest among his soldiers. When it was over, 42 were dead from alcohol poisoning.



After the American Civil War, almost half the currency in the country was counterfeit.




In 1993, the U.S. Congress and President Clinton apologized for overthrowing the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893 and acknowledged that the U.S. annexed Hawaii unlawfully.




George Cassiday (1892-1967)
" The Man In The Green Hat "
He was the bootlegger who supplied alcohol to congressmen and senators during prohibition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Cassiday
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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" In God We Trust " was declared the U.S. National Motto in 1956. It first appeared in 1861 because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War.




Human inhabitants first settled in the Amazon rainforest at least 11,200 years ago.




The top speed at the world's first real automobile race in 1895 was 15 mph.

The world's first speeding ticket was issued to a motorist in 1896. The speed limit was 2 mph and he was going 8 mph.





19th Century Mummy Unwrapping Parties

Did the Victorians Really Host Mummy Unwrapping Parties?
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:43 AM
 
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In 1835, John Batman, a member of the Port Phillip Association, explored parts of Australia. The settlement he founded was named "Batmania", after himself, but was later changed to Melbourne.




Henry VII was the only British King to be crowned on the field of battle.




The parliament of Iceland was established in 930 and is the oldest active parliament in the world.




William Chester Minor (1834-1920)
Army surgeon during the Civil War.
Was one of the largest contributors to the Oxford English Dictionary while he was in a lunatic asylum in England for murder.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Chester_Minor
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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The British did not release the body of Napoleon Bonaparte to the French until 20 days after his death.



The Spaghetti Tree Hoax of 1957

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_tree_hoax
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:58 AM
 
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Denmark's current flag design was first used in 1219. No other modern country has used its flag for so long.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Diesel

It miraculously fell out of the sky during battle and caused the Danes to defeat a Wend army that was kicking their tails in a surprise attack.

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Old 12-22-2017, 04:40 AM
 
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Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother, they were both deaf.




During WWI, the German ship SMS Cap Trafalgar tried to sneak through a British blockade by disguising itself as the British ship HMS Carmania. But, the first ship that spotted them was the very ship it was pretending to be. A battle ensued and the Cap Trafalgar was sunk and the Carmania heavily damaged.




Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte

I read about this behemoth once in a science magazine. This tank would have been bigger than my house. When you look at the specs you can see why they never built one. But it sure would have been an impressive sight if they had.

The UnMuseum - Hitler's Super Tank: The Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landkreuzer_P._1000_Ratte
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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Legend of Alf Bolin

Even if only half the stories of this bushwhacker are true, he was still a bad dude.

https://thelibrary.org/lochist/perio...weet/sp83b.htm
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Old 12-23-2017, 05:09 AM
 
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The Transient Church in Jamestown, R.I, was designed by the Rev. Charles E. Preston in 1899, so it could be moved from place to place by 14 yoke of oxen.




In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey to attract flies away from the pharaoh.






" For The World Is Hollow....."

John Cleves Symmes Jr. (1780-1829)
He believed the earth was hollow and wanted to start an Arctic expedition to look for " a hole at the pole."

John Cleves Symmes: Believer in hollow Earth theory sent this open letter.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cleves_Symmes_Jr.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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During the Great Depression, people would sew clothes out of empty flour sacks. Flour distributors began adding color to the sacks so their clothing would be more attractive.



The largest snowflake ever recorded was in Keogh, MT. in 1887. It was 15 inches wide.




A pig was executed by public hanging in France in 1386 for killing a child.




The Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876
Raw meat fell from the sky

That Time it Rained Flesh in Kentucky | Mental Floss
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