posted on Dec, 19 2005 @ 04:57 PM
OK, I've got a few. Some of them might be lame, but I'm doing them all without research- this is stuff I just happen to know. I've cut a few, and
probably should have cut more- sorry.
Inbreeding can result in blue-skinned offspring.
Technically (and legally), WWII didn't completely end until 1958, when Andorra, which was forgotten on the Treaty of Versailles, officially made
peace with Germany.
Persia was renamed to Iran, meaning "Land of Aryans" as a pro-Nazi gesture.
In Taiwan, China, and Japan, years are officially counted in eras which restart at 1 with every change of rulership. If two regimes rose and fell in
the same year, it would probably become very difficult to tell the exact age of people born that year.
The only US Marine officer ever to recieve the Congressional Medal of Honor twice was a communist.
Starting with America's first presidential election in 1789, the president elected every 20th year has been a military man in one of the following
respects: A veteran, a civilian who has been in battle (Hoover- Boxer Rebellion at Tientsen), a former secretary of war, initiates American
involvement in a war, or uses nuclear weapons.
The Wizard of Oz was a political parable advocating the end of the "gold standard" for currency. Dorthy's slippers were originally silver, not
Lee Harvey Oswald was a bad shot- the firing range he qualified on now bears a sign which reads "World Famous Bravo Range". Oswald qualified on lane
The police officer who was supposed to be guarding Lincoln's box seat at Ford's Theater was not punished for leaving his post, but was later fired
for an unrelated incident of being drunk on duty.
JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald were both transported in the same ambulance after their respective assassinations. The converted station-wagon is currently
in a museum.
Legend has it that Catherine the Great died while attempting to have sex with a horse, but she actually died on a toilet.
The Marine Corps was disbanded for 15 years after the revolution, however the Marine Corps claims that a single Marine mysteriously remained on the
payroll during that time, creating a continuity. Nobody seems to know who he was, or what he was doing.
San Francisco once passed a law stating that people classified as ugly may not been seen on the streets at any time.
The use of colloquial language in a Florida law accidentally provided tax relief intended for the poor to every resident of a town named "Dire
Franklin Roosevelt was married to Teddy Roosevelt's niece- they were cousins. This was the 6th incest in their family tree, which goes back to Edward
II of England.
Vice President William Rufus DeVane King had a sexual affair with the succeeding president, James Buchanan.
It is physically impossible for any human being to consume an entire gallon of whole milk at once.
"Gloomy Sunday" is believed to have inspired more suicides than any other song ever recorded.
There are two books in the Protestant Bible which do not contain the word God.