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No one knows where Mozart is buried.
No one knows who designed the first American Flag.
One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.
One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!
Only eight men were killed in the battle of lexington!
Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.
Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875.
Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds.
SONY was originally called 'Totsuken'.
Spinach consumption in the U.S. rose 33% after the Popeye comic strip became a hit in 1931.
St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called 'Pigs Eye'.
Stilts were invented by French shepherds who needed a way to get around in wet marshes.
Tablecloths were originally meant to serve as towels with which guests could wipe their hands and faces after dinner.
The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps!
The ancient Egyptians bought jewelry for their pet crocodiles.
The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years.
The bagpipe was first made from the liver of a sheep.
The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy!
The can opener was invented 48 years after the can.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
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