World leaders facts

JFK’s Brain Went Missing

Reading Time: 2 minutes JFK’s brain went missing. Like seriously!  How do you misplace a brain? I know that we’ve all lost something from time to time, but seriously, WTF? It’s not like school homework or even a fucking mastercard. It’s a dudes brain, and a pretty important dudes brain at that. So JFK’s brain went missing, where did it end up …

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The Original Title For President Of The USA Was His High Mightiness

Reading Time: 2 minutes The original title for President of the United States was His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties. Wow, that was a mouthful if ever I said one. Why is it then that the original title for President of the United States was so grandiose and almost regal that it …

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Charles VI, The French King Who Thought He Was Made Of Glass

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you know that Charles VI was the French king who thought he was made of glass? No big problem with that now is there? I mean, it offers a level of transparency that few autocrats would ever allow. But glass has one significant weakness, and that is it’s fragility. As you know, glass breaks …

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The Most Successful Pirate Ever Was A Female Prostitute From China

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a spectacular example of why you should never judge a book by its cover. The most successful pirate of ever was a young, attractive female prostitute from China named Ching Shih. At the height of her power she commanded up to 1,800 ships , and up to 80,000 men, women and children. She practicality had …

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Nelson Mandela Was Removed from Terrorist Watch List in 2008

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nelson Mandela was removed from the US terrorist watch list in 2008! In another case of bureaucracy being way behind the times, the US looks like they were about 20 years behind the times with this late removal. However, the removal of Nelson Mandela from the terrorist list raises a couple of questions that must be answered. Firstly, …

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Longest Reigning Monarch in the World Ever Reigned for 82 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes The longest reigning monarch in the world ever was Sobhuza II, King of Swaziland who reigned for 82 years and nine months. He managed to beat his closest competitor but just over a year. That is of course an insurmountable amount of time to spend as a head of state, spanning much longer than the average …

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The First Programmable Computer Was Funded by Hitler

Reading Time: 2 minutes The worlds first programmable computer was the Z3, an improvement on the unreliable and basic Z1, not the British Colossus, and it was funded by none other than the most despised human that has ever lived, Adolf Hitler. This computer should not be confused with the slightly later Colossus that helped the Allies win the Second World War as …

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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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