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Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes.

Bizarre Fact #2:
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About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching.

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After the U.S Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit.

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Among the Buganda people of Uganda, the widows of a deceased king have the honour of drinking beer in which the dead king's entrails have been cleaned.

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Arabic numerals were not invented by Arabs, but were invented in India by the Hindus.

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Before 1883, the three-cent U.S. stamp was also used for advertising. The advertisment was located on the back of the stamp for various products.

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Celtic warriors sometimes fought their battles naked, their bodies dyed blue from head to toe.

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China is the world's oldest known continuous civilization.

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During the 1600's, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.

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During the 16th century, newly married couples in France had to stand naked outdoors while the groom kissed the bride's left foot and big toe as part of traditional customs.


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