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1. The FBI sent a letter to Martin Luther King, urging him to commit suicide.
2. Town Line, New York succeeded from the US in 1861. Their decision was forgotten about after the Civil War, and the community remained independent until 1946.
3. In 1830, the average American was consuming 1.7 bottles of hard liquor per week.
4. African-Americans gained Irish surnames (e.g. Shaquille O’Neal) because Irish and Blacks lived side by side in the poorest parts of port towns in 19th century America.
5. The US tried to purchase Greenland for $100 million in 1946.
6. FDR had to borrow Al Capone’s limousine in order to deliver a speech during WW2. Why? Because it was the only known bulletproof car at the time.
7. In the middle of the night, July 5, 1943, US pilots accidently bombed the small town of Boise City, OK.
8. Diarrhea was the leading cause of death among soldiers in the American Civil War. And soldiers had a code of honor against shooting at someone who was pooping.
9. The insignia of the 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army featured a swastika until 1939.
10. During WWII a US congressman gave president Roosevelt a letter opener made from a Japanese soldier’s arm.
1. Michael Jackson had a meeting in one of the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11, but missed it because he overslept.
2. The guy who invented Frisbee was cremated and made into frisbees after he died.
3. Benjamin Franklin was an advocate of “air baths”, during which he would spend up to an hour reading or writing in his house completely naked.
4. Julius Caeser was kidnapped by pirates for a ransom of 25 gold but he told them that he was worth at least 50.
5. “Lord” Timothy Dexter, an 18th century American businessman, faked his own death, held a mock funeral, and then berated his wife severely for not crying at it.
6. Abraham Lincoln suffered from depression and was afraid to carry knives, fearing that he might kill himself.
7. Eminem won an Academy Award… and slept through the ceremony while at home watching cartoons with his daughter.
8. In 1951, after his plane crashed into the ocean, Clint Eastwood swam 3 miles to safety (along with his pilot).
9. Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (1826-1875) had psychological issues that led her to believe she had swallowed a glass piano.
10. French mathematician Joseph Fourier believed wrapping his body in a blanket was beneficial to his health. He died after tripping on it and falling down the stairs.
11. Saddam Hussein’s bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who designed Hitler’s bunker.
12. King Tut had his own personal nose picker. It was purchased for 3 head of cattle, food and lodging.
13. After Tupac Shakur was killed, his body was cremated and some of his ashes were mixed together with marijuana and smoked by members of the Outlawz.
14. Jack Churchill, a British soldier, fought through the entire WW2 armed with a longbow, arrows, and a claymore.
15. Johnny Cash was the first American to know of Stalin’s Death.
“If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.” ― Haruki Murakami
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You are gonna get upvotes galore if you keep posting these things. Nice Work!
I saw the FDR thing on the history channel. I also found out he was on coke after pearl harbor
America is spanish for Americana.
Our quarterback does front flips, suck it.
1. O.J Simpson was supposed to play The Terminator, but James Cameron didn’t want to cast him because he didn’t think Simpson would be “believable as a killer”.
2. In 2007 Tom Cruise decided to spend $10 million on an underground bunker to protect himself from aliens.
3. That despite being a fan of his movies, Joseph Stalin ordered the assassination of John Wayne.
4. Ben Franklin wrote an essay about farting.
5. Whoopi Goldberg once worked as a phone sex operator.
6. UPS was founded by two teenagers with a bicycle and $100 borrowed from a friend.
7. Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, and DMX all went to the same high school.
8. J.R.R. Tolkien typed the entire “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy while using only two fingers. It ran to over 1,200 pages and took him 14 years.
9. A man ate an entire Cessna airplane over the course of two years.
10. The Roman Emperor Commodus once reenacted the battle of Hercules and the Giants by gathering cripples, fastening their legs together and beating them to death with clubs.
1. Benjamin Wilson, a wounded Korean War Vet, rose from his stretcher to kill 33 Chinese in a one-man assault. After his rifle was wrestled from his hands hands, he proceeding killing with his shovel.
2. Only one Japanese soldier was captured during the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
3. Einstein’s eyeballs are currently sitting in a safety deposit box in NYC.
4. Samuel L. Jackson served as an usher in the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.
5. At 15, Sylvester Stallone was chosen “most likely to die in the electric chair” by his classmates.
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1. Andrew Johnson was drunk when he took the vice-presidential oath of office (1865).
2. Al Capone’s older brother was a policeman in Nebraska.
3. Henry Ford never had a driver’s license.
4. Multiple cast and crew members were struck by lightning during the filming of The Passion of the Christ, including the actor who played Jesus.
5. In Marfa, Texas, “No Country for Old Men” had to halt filming for a day because of a huge cloud of smoke from the set of “There Will Be Blood.”
Why does stuff like this always happen when we are closing to discovering key things that would prove or disprove Christ?
William Dawes is the rider that rode to Concord yelling the British are coming, not Paul Revere. Paul Revere was actually captured by the British.
Yes, may I have another.
"Get in where you fit in." Life is, Too Short TL;DR
The Frisbee guy, being turned into a Frisbee.. Now that's kind of cool.
I want to be turned into a football, when I die.
The both rode if I read a book correctly, Dawes was with Revere and Dawes got away from the Brits.
Huddles are for rookies.
Saratoga springs New York is the birthplace of not only ejb5212, but also the potato chip
Thank you sir may I have another?
I hope you don't let the availability of the Adirondaks and great fishing/hiking/camping spots go to waste like most upstate New Yorkers. If you consider that upstate.
My family has gone camping every year since I was like 6 and my parents got engaged on one of the 46 high peaks.... Also have a camp on a lake 30 minutes from the vt border that we spend a majority of our summer at.... I love living upstate just wish penn state was a little closer
Oh yeah! Upstate is awesome, so much to do if you enjoy the outdoors.
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