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* The women of the Tiwi tribe in the South Pacific
are married at birth.
* When Albert Einstein died, his final words died
with him. The nurse at his side didn't understand
German.
* St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not
Irish.
* The lance ceased to be an official battle weapon
in the British Army in 1927.
* St. John was the only one of the 12 Apostles to
die a natural death.
* Gabriel, Michael and Lucifer (more commonly
known as Satan) are the only 3 angels to be
named in the bible.
* According to Genesis all demons are angels
who were cast out of heaven after Lucifer tried to
take God's throne and several of the other angels
bowed down and worshiped him.
* Many sailors used to wear gold earrings so that
they could afford a proper burial when they died.
* Some very Orthodox Jew refuse to speak
Hebrew, believing it to be a language reserved
only for the Prophets.
* A South African monkey was once awarded a
medal and promoted to the rank of corporal
during World War I.
* Born 4 January 1838, General Tom Thumb's
growth slowed at the age of 6 months, at 5 years
he was signed to the circus by P.T. Barnum, and
at adulthood reached a height of only 1 metre.
* Because they had no proper rubbish disposal
system, the streets of ancient Mesopotamia
became literally knee-deep in rubbish.
* The Toltecs, Seventh-century native Mexicans,
went into battle with wooden swords so as not
to kill their enemies.
* China banned the pigtail in 1911 as it was seen as
a symbol of feudalism.
* The Amayra guides of Bolivia are said to be able
to keep pace with a trotting horse for a distance
of 100 kilometres.
* Sliced bread was patented by a jeweller, Otto
Rohwedder, in 1928. He had been working on it
for 16 years, having started in 1912.
* Before it was stopped by the British, it was the
not uncommon for women in some area's of
India to choose to be burnt alive on their
husband's funeral pyre.
* Ivan the terrible claimed to have...


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