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Bizarre Fact #61:
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The last land battle of the U.S. Civil War was fought in Texas.

Bizarre Fact #62:
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The Mongol emperor Genghis Khan's original name was Temujin.

Bizarre Fact #63:
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The mother of famous astronomer Johannes Kepler was accused of being a witch.

Bizarre Fact #64:
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The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross.

Bizarre Fact #65:
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The Nobel prize was first awarded in 1901.

Bizarre Fact #66:
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The oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712.

Bizarre Fact #67:
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The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand.

Bizarre Fact #68:
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The postage rate for a letter in 1693 was determined through how much light could pass through the letter. The postage rate would be more expensive if less light went through, and this process was called candling.

Bizarre Fact #69:
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The Roman emperor Commodus was at one time going to change the name of Rome to Colonia Commodiana.

Bizarre Fact #70:
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The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens.


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