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Queen Elizabeth II is the largest landowner on earth. She also owns whales.
An eighteenth-century Russian peasant woman was the mother of all mothers.
If it hadn’t been for his father, Charles Dickens might never have written his most famous works.
The most successful—and feared—pirate in history was a woman.
China’s most famous poet died for the love of a reflection.
Elvis Presley won three Grammys—but none of them were for rock and roll.
Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp was a horse thief.
Alexander Graham Bell refused to own a telephone.
Lizzie Borden was acquitted.
Mata Hari lost her head—literally.
Marilyn Monroe had several military awards to her credit.
Abraham Lincoln’s son has a strange connection to presidential assassinations.
Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays.
Peter the Great put a tax on beards.
The first female casualty of World War II was a movie star.
Andrew Jackson was called “King Andrew I” by his contemporaries.
Ireland’s most famous (and bloodthirsty) executioner was a woman.
Abraham Lincoln dreamt of his own death.
There was a real Man in the Iron Mask.
Gustav III of Sweden made coffee a death sentence.
British monarchs have two birthdays.
The first astronaut was a 16th-century Chinese man.
Vishnu was the tallest dwarf in the Universe
Greek god Hermes was the Thomas Edison of his time.
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