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Bizarre Fact #71:
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The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

Bizarre Fact #72:
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There have been close to 200 coups and counter-coups in the country of Bolivia.

Bizarre Fact #73:
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There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce.

Bizarre Fact #74:
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There was an army general during the Liberia Civil War who used to lead his army into battle naked. His nickname was "General Butt Naked." Joshua Milton Blahyi (his real name) is now an evangelical preacher in Monrovia.

Bizarre Fact #75:
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To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times.

Bizarre Fact #76:
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Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.

Bizarre Fact #77:
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Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar.

Bizarre Fact #78:
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Vikings, after killing their enemies, used their skulls as drinking vessels.

Bizarre Fact #79:
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When Black Jack Ketchum was hung back in 1901 in Clayton New Mexico, the noose actually ended up taking his head off. The head had to be sewn back on so Black Jack could be buried properly.

Bizarre Fact #80:
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When Saigon fell, the signal for all Americans to evacuate was Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" being played on the radio.


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