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  • 136 - The Japanese confiscated chess books during World War II, thinking they were military codes.
  • 23 - Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia
  • 62 - The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
  • 250 - Karl Landsteiner discovered the blood groups, and won a Nobel Prize for it.
  • 285 - Abraham Lincoln was pictured with his assain John Wilks Booth.
  • 113 - The military used toilet paper to camouflage their tanks in Saudi Arabia, during the Desert Storm War.
  • 119 - Leonardo DiVinci invented the scissors.
  • 73 - The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
  • 114 - The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
  • 56 - Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.

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