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Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian; she was Greek.
Cleopatras real name was Auletes!
Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand - an hour hand.
Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar.
Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
Contrary to popular belief, the first ironclad warships were built by Korea in the 16th century.
Contrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years.
Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam.
Dating back to the 1600's, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury.
During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings.
During the 1600's, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.
During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a glass of water!
During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles.
Each day is longer than the previous on by 0.00000002 seconds which is 13 seconds each century!
Elephants, lions, and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.
Elvis Presley got a 'C'in his eighth grade music class.
English novelist Arnold Bennet drank a glass of water in a Paris Hotel to prove it was safe. He died two months later of Typhoid!
Everton FC used to be called St Domingo's FC!
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history to not have a full moon.
First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
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