World leaders facts

Andrew Jackson’s Parrot Swore So Much It Was Removed From His Funeral

Reading Time: 2 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTQTKFZw4CM Andrew Jackson’s parrot, Polly, swore so much during his funeral it had to be forcible removed from the proceedings. Unbelievable and shocking, but true. Andrew Jackson hardly needs an introduction, but his swearing parrot, Polly on the other hand might. For those who don’t know, Andrew Jackson was a famed US military leader who in later …

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Lyndon B Johnson Almost Shot By Secret Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes November 22, 1963, is a day that has gone down in history as the day US president John Fitzgerald Kennedy lost his life by an assassins bullet. Do you know though, that America nearly lost two presidents within a 24 hour period? Newly sworn in president, Lyndon Baines Johnson was almost shot by the Secret …

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George Washington Owes $300,000 in Overdue Library Fine

Reading Time: 2 minutes   George Washington owes one library money, a lot of money from a fine. The George Washington library fine as it is known, was a result of some long overdue books. Who doesn’t know who George Washington was? Hardly anyone. He was the leader of the Rebel army during the American War of Independence and …

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The Bald-Hairy Theory of Russian Leaders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Talk about a rare coincidence. This fact is somewhat of a joke among the people of Russia as it has been ongoing for nearly 200 years. It even has a name, the bald-hairy theory of Russian leaders. Since the reign of  Tsar Nicholas I in 1825, every Russian leader has been either bald (or in …

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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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