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Monday, September 25, 2017

History is often stranger than fiction, especially when it comes to war and politics. Here are a few strange facts from history you probably didn't learn in school.

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Today's Random Fact:

Officially, the longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly, which lasted from 1651 to 1986. There were no casualties.

The Anglo-Zanzibar war of 1896 is the shortest war on record lasting an exhausting 38 minutes.




Bonus Fact:

The Constitution of the Confederate States of America banned the slave trade.

At the start of World War I, the US Air Force (then a component of the US army) had only 18 pilots and 5 - 12 airplanes.

In 1838, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (President of Mexico) had his leg amputated after his ankle was destroyed by canon-fire. He ordered a full military burial for it.

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