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Bizarre Fact #41:
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People drank gold powder mixed in with water in medieval Europe to relieve pain from sore limbs.

Bizarre Fact #42:
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Pilgrims did not eat potatoes for Thanksgiving as they thought they were poisonous.

Bizarre Fact #43:
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St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to King Laoghaire, using the shamrock to illustrate the trinity.

Bizarre Fact #44:
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St. Patrick never really drove out any snakes from Ireland. This story was an analogy of how he drove paganism out of Ireland.

Bizarre Fact #45:
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Talc was used by cavemen 15,000 years ago as an ingredient added to make paint.

Bizarre Fact #46:
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The "Star Spangled Banner" did not become a national anthem until 1931. It was designated by an Act of Congress.

Bizarre Fact #47:
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The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years.

Bizarre Fact #48:
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The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy until the founder, Amedeo Giannini, changed the name in 1930.

Bizarre Fact #49:
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The Canandian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839.

Bizarre Fact #50:
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The destruction of the Berlin Wall began when private citizens began to demolish entire sections of the Wall without interference from government officials on November 9, 1989.


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