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Expand Your Knowledge With These 16 Historical Facts That Were Unearthed!

The more you know! These facts are WILD. Who knew that the very first fax was sent around the time of the Oregon Trail?! That fact totally changed my perception of time. 

Here are 16 unusual historical facts, you may not have heard of:

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    Printer - Canon THE FIRST FAX WAS SENT WHILE PEOPLE WERE G3 STILL TRAVELING THE OREGON TRAIL EATTERIES ATRANT
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    Landmark - IN ANCIENT EGYPT, SLAVES WERE COVERED IN HONEY IN ORDER TO ATTRACT FLIES, KEEPING THEM AWAY FROM THE PHARAOH.
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    Château - IN RENAISSANCE FRANCE, A WIFE WOULD TAKE HER HUSBAND TO COURT FOR BEING IMPOTENT.
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    Text - UP UNTIL THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY,IT WAS COMMON FOR CRIMINALS IN MONGOLIA TO BE LOCKED IN A WOODEN BOX AND LEFT TO STARVE
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    Friendship - AT ONE TIME IN FRENCH HISTORY, HUNDREDS OF MEN CAME FORWARD PRETENDING TO BE THE DEAD SON OF MARIE ANTOINETTE IN AN ATTEMPT TO POTENTIALLY GAIN THE THRONE
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    Facial expression - A GROUP IN BAVARIA FOUNDED A SECRET SOCIETY IN 1740 CALLED THE ORDER OF THE PUG. NEW MEMBERS HAD TO WEAR DOG COLLARS AND SCRATCH AT THE DOOR TO GET IN. BANDIT
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    Smoking - THE SULLIVAN ORDINANCE WAS A CITY LAW IN NEW YORK THAT BANNED WOMEN FROM SMOKING IN PUBLIC. IT WAS VETOED IN 1908.
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    Font - DURING PROHIBITION, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT GOT SO FED UP WITH PEOPLE STEALING AND SELLING INDUSTRIAL ALCOHOLS MANUFACTURED IN THE U.S. THAT THEY ORDERED FOR THEM TO ST545 BE POISONED. BY THE END OF PROHIBITION IT IS ESTIMATED 10,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM DRINKING THE POISONED ALCOHOL 7545
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    Drink - Captain Morgan CAPTAIN MORGAN WASA REAL PIRATE. HE WAS A WELSH PRIVATEER WHO FOUGHT ALONGSIDE THE ENGLISH AGAINST THE SPANISH IN THE CARIBBEAN IN THE 1660S AND 1670S. ORIGINAL SPICED GOLD APEMILM SPIRIT DEIN eSpice as ether Nal AEAIC HOMGAN
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    Cuisine - FORKS WERE INVENTED IN ITALY BACK IN THE 11TH CENTURY TO TWIRL PASTA WITH. HOWEVER, THEY WERE SEEN AS SACRILEGIOUS BECAUSE THEY WERE ARTIFICIAL HANDS.
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    Portrait - THROUGHOUT HIS REIGN, HENRY VII HAD 4 "GROOMS OF STOOL' WHO WOULD WIPE HIS ASS AFTER HE DID HIS BUSINESS. THEY WERE ALL EVENTUALLY KNIGHTED.
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    Vehicle - DESPITE WHAT THE MOVIE TELLS YOU, THE OWNERS OF THE TITANIC NEVER CLAIMED THAT THE SHIP WAS UNSINKABLE
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    Food - TWISTER FRIE IN THE 1800'S, KETCHUP WAS ONCE SOLD AS MEDICINE. HUP NET WT. 9
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    Photography - THERE WERE OVER 600 CONFIRMED PLOTS TO KILL FIDEL CASTRO
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    Fireworks - THE REAL INDEPENDENCE DAY IS JULY 2ND AS THIS IS WHEN THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS IN PHILADELPHIA ACTUALLY VOTED TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION OF INDEPENDENCE. JULY 4TH IS WHEN CONGRESS ADOPTED THE OFFICIAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, AND MOST DIDN'T EVEN SIGN THAT UNTIL AUGUST.
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    Text - 'MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB' WAS BASED OFF OF MARY SAWYER, AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOSTONIAN GIRL WHO'S PET LAMB FOLLOWED HER TO SCHOOL ONE DAY. SHE ALSO HELPED RAISE MONEY FOR A CHURCH BY SELLING HER SHEEP'S WOOL IN THE 1860'S
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