World leaders facts

Thomas Jefferson Invented The Swivel Chair

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you aware that Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair? That’s right. Third US president, and lead author of the US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, invented the swivel chair. But what was his motivation for doing so? It probably won’t come as a surprise for many of you to learn that some of the …

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Saddam Hussein Chose Whitney Houston’s Song I Will Always Love You As His Campaign Song In 2002

Reading Time: 2 minutes In 2002, Saddam Hussein chose Whitney Houston’s famous song, “I Will Always Love You,” as his campaign song. OK, we know. I Will Always Love You wasn’t exactly Whitney Houston’s song. It was originally the brain child of Dolly Parton, but the cover performed by Houston for The Bodyguard is perhaps the best known, and arguably …

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Annie Oakley Could Have Killed German Kaiser Wilhelm II

Reading Time: 2 minutes Annie Oakley could have killed German Kaiser Wilhelm II, and possibly changed the course of history throughout the twentieth century. But how could this be possible? She was a fantastic performer when it came to firearms, but she was no soldier? Annie Oakley was renowned as one of the finest sharp shooters of the late nineteenth century, …

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George Washington Was afraid of being buried alive

Reading Time: 3 minutes George Washington was afraid of being buried alive. Of all of the things he could have possibly been scared of, it was to be interred while his heart was still beating. Just think about it for a moment and I het it doesn’t seem that odd a phobia. What’s your greatest fear? Is it a …

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President Bill Clinton Lost The Nuclear Launch Codes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Oops, president Bill Clinton lost the nuclear launch codes for several months during his second term in office. It’s something that the former commander in chief has never mentioned or admitted to, but at least two former high ranking military officers have confirmed the rumor, but with slightly different versions. It’s not uncommon for people …

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The Queen Has an Official Champion to Fight for Her in Duels

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mention duels and most people will instantly be able to picture two men facing off against each other in a battle of honor with either pistols or swords. Although seldom heard of these days, not so long ago they were relatively common place. They were used as a means to settle disputes of honor. Even …

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Joseph Stalin Ordered John Wayne’s Assassination

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why on earth would Joseph Stalin want John Wayne assassinated? After all, one was a ruthless soviet leader, while the other was a tough as old boots actor. As first appearances would have it, there is no reason at all why Stalin would want John  Wayne assassinated. But below the exterior surface of Wayne’s actor …

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China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission

Reading Time: 2 minutes China bans reincarnation for Buddhist monks in Tibet unless they get prior permission from the government. This surely can’t be true, can it? Well, it is true, and bizarre, but true nonetheless. It’s not exactly a new thing for governments to try to control certain aspects of peoples lives. The more totalitarian the government, the …

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The Tenth Us President, John Tyler, Has Two Living Grandsons

Reading Time: 3 minutes When you think of the early US presidents, say the first 15 or so, most people would think that the closest living descendant would at best chance be a great grandchild, or great great grandchild. But what many people may be surprised to discover is that the tenth US president, John Tyler, has two living …

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