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Bizarre Fact #21:
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In 1796, Napoleon was only 26 years old when he took command of the French Army of Italy.

Bizarre Fact #22:
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In 1836, Mexican General Santa Anna held an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.

Bizarre Fact #23:
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In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money.

Bizarre Fact #24:
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In 1917, Margaret Sanger was jailed for one month for establishing the first birth control clinic.

Bizarre Fact #25:
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In 1926, a waiter in Budapest committed suicide. He left his suicide note in the form of a crossword and the police had to get help from the public to solve it.

Bizarre Fact #26:
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In 1930, Ellen Church became the world's first airline stewardess.

Bizarre Fact #27:
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In 1982, Larry Walters tied 24 weather balloons to his lawn chair in Los Angeles and climbed to an altitude of 16,000 feet.

Bizarre Fact #28:
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In 410 A.D. Alaric the Visigoth demanded that Rome give him three thousand pounds of pepper as ransom.

Bizarre Fact #29:
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In the 1550's, the Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere, embarrassingly left to travel for seven years because he had accidently farted when he had bowed down to Queen Elizabeth I. When he returned the Queen said to him, "My Lord, I had forgot the fart."

Bizarre Fact #30:
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In the first century, people used to drink goats milk to sweeten their breath.


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