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Bizarre Fact #81:
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1892 By Presidential Proclamation 1.8 million acres of Crow Indian reservation in Montana were opened to White settlers. The U.S. government had induced the Crow to give up a sizable portion of their land in the mountainous western area of Montana. The Crow received 50 cents per acre for their land.

Bizarre Fact #82:
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A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

Bizarre Fact #83:
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A female pharaoh was unknown in Egypt before Hatshepsut, who had herself portrayed in male costume, with a beard and without breasts.

Bizarre Fact #84:
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A painting of the Madonna in Fiorano Castle, Italy, escaped without even being scorched when invading soldiers set the castle afire, yet all the rest of the building was destroyed.

Bizarre Fact #85:
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According to the Greek historian Herodotus, Egyptian men never became bald. The reason for this, Herodotus claimed, was that as children Egyptian males had their heads shaved, and their scalps were continually exposed to the health-giving rays of the sun.

Bizarre Fact #86:
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After being forced to state in public that the earth does not rotate, Galileo is said to have muttered under his breath, "But it does move."

Bizarre Fact #87:
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After the great fire of Rome in A.D. 64, the emperor Nero ostensibly decided to lay the blame on Christians residing in the city of Rome. These he gathered together, crucified, covered in pitch (tar), and burnt alive. He walked around his gardens admiring the view.

Bizarre Fact #88:
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Akhbar the Great Mughal routed the Hindus under Hemu by turning their elephants against them at the battle of Panipat in the Hindu revolt.

Bizarre Fact #89:
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Alexander Hamilton and his son, Philip, both died on the same spot, and both during duels. Philip went first, 3 years before his father would be killed in that same field by Aaron Burr.

Bizarre Fact #90:
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Alexander the Great was an epileptic.


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