World leaders facts

Napoleon’s Penis is in New Jersey

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well, this is awkward. Where to go from here with a title like that. Maybe we should recap with a bit of history and work our way to why and how Napoleon’s Penis is in New Jersey. After Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo he was exiled to the British island of St. Helena. …

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How Tall Was Napoleon Bonaparte? He Wasn’t Short

Reading Time: 2 minutes How tall was Napoleon Bonaparte? It’s an age old question that is steeped in mystery and myth. For the best part of two hundred years we have all thought that he was really rather short, the “little corporal” as he was affectionately known. There has been plenty of evidence and hearsay to say that he …

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Pope Adrian IV Death Was Caused By Choking On A Fly

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pope Adrian IV death was one of the most unusual deaths that you could possibly imagine. In a period where practically anything and everything wanted to kill you, his death stands out as one of the most peculiar of all Papal deaths. The reason for Pope Adrian IV odd death was that he died choking …

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Abraham Lincoln Had A Confederate Five Dollar Bill In His Wallet

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the night that he was assassinated in Fords Theater, Abraham Lincoln had a confederate five dollar bill in his leather wallet. This is a real oddity for a man who was leading his nation during one if its most difficult periods. Why carry a piece of currency from a belligerent foe? When United States President …

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Uncle Sam Was A Meat Packer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Uncle Sam, the national personification of the American government was actually a meat packer from Troy, New York. That’s right, the authoritative looking and some would say tough looking Uncle Sam was a meat packer, nothing more. So how did a man from such a simple background come to become such a prominent figure in American …

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How Teddy Bears Got Their Name

Reading Time: 2 minutes   When it comes to the lovable plush toy known as teddy bears, have you ever thought for a moment or two how teddy bears got their name? The favorite children’s toy of past time, the teddy bear, was named after US President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. It got the name following an incident in November …

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Hitler Was Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 1939, the same year he started WWII. Why was Adolf Hitler nominated for the Nobel Peace prize? It wasn’t because he was a peaceful man, obviously. Nor was it because he was a charming fellow who wouldn’t harm a fly. It was done as a …

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Adolf Hitler Was Times Man Of The Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes As amazing as it seems that Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Time Magazine went one step further. Time usually names a man who has peaceful ambitions or has made great achievements in the name of mankind. But the reality is that Time names a person who has the biggest impact on …

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Links Between President Lincoln And Kennedy

Reading Time: 6 minutes Would you believe that there are links between president Lincoln and Kennedy? It may seem odd to link two great leaders that are separated by nearly a century, but the connections go very deep, and are eerie to say the least. But is it some kind of message, a deep meaning, or just pure coincidence? First …

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British Prime Ministers To Die In Office

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seven UK Prime Ministers have died in office, Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, who died on 2 July 1743. Henry Pelham, who died on 6 March 1754. Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, who died on 1 July 1782. William Pitt the Younger, who died on 23 January 1806 (pictured). Spencer Perceval, who was …

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