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Bizarre Fact #31:
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In the Great Fire of London in 1666, only six people were killed.

Bizarre Fact #32:
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In the marriage ceremony of the Ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other.

Bizarre Fact #33:
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In the spring of 1975, a baby in Detroit fell 14 stories and landed on Joseph Figlock, who was walking below. A few years later it happened again. Figlock and both babies survived.

Bizarre Fact #34:
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In the summer of 1858, the smell of the sewage in the Thames River in London was so bad that the Members of Parliament had to leave from the chamber of the House of Commons. This was a result of two million people dumping all their sewage into the river.

Bizarre Fact #35:
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In the Victoria era, red tulips were a declaration of love.

Bizarre Fact #36:
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In the year 1900, for a women to be a telephone operator she had to be between the ages of 17 and 26 and not be married.

Bizarre Fact #37:
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Incas used to create pots in the shape of peanuts that were highly prized.

Bizarre Fact #38:
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It is estimated that by the end of 2000, there has been 142,600 tonnes of gold mined in the world.

Bizarre Fact #39:
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Lighthouse keepers were nicknamed "wickies" because they tended the lamps wick.

Bizarre Fact #40:
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On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced.


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