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Rasputin, Russian mystic healer, was killed by cyanide poisoning, beating, execution blank range, and finally thrown into an icy river. His autopsy revealed that it was the river that killed him.

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Blue Suede Bike

Elvis Presley's first guitar cost 12.95 $.

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Like LOST, except it makes sense

Castaways from the ship Utile have survived 15 years on the small Tromelin Island, which is only 200 acres almost without any vegetation.

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Egg head

The greek playwright Aeschylus was killed by a tortoise, dropped on his head by an eagle.

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The longest night

Teresa of Ávila died in the night of the 4th to the 15th of October, 1582.

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Nobel is no cuckold

The famous anecdote that explains the absence of a Nobel prize in mathematics by the fact that Alfred Nobel's wife cheated on him with some mathematician is false!

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Disaster avoided?

Orson Welles asked Walt Disney to make an adaptation of “The Little Prince” with him. Walt Disney refused.

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“The yes needs the no to win against the no”

Nicolas Sarkozy never graduated from Sciences-Po (French School of Political Science) due to an insufficient command of the English language.

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Godfather of soul

James Brown has served 3 years in prison (from 1988 to 1991). He was convicted of carrying an unlicensed pistol and on drug consuming charges.

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English pleasure

King Edward II of England (1284 – 1327) is believed to have been killed by the insertion of a red-hot iron rod in his rectum.

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Rimbaud warrior!

Arthur Rimbaud suddenly abandoned poetry in 1875, and was later known as a weapons merchant in Abyssinia.

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Tsutomu, the survivor

Tsutomu Yamaguchi is the only man who survived both atomic bombs (at least the only that was officially recognised)...

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Charlie Chaplin secretly took part in a Chaplin look-alike competition in San Francisco. He came in third.

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The first magnetic audio recording dates from 1898.

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Out of the box

The well-known Pandora's box is actually a jar.

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And they lived happily

Mansuetus and Lynx, Spontex administrators, got married in fall 2007.

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One date, two destinies

Osama Bin Laden and Chuck Norris celebrate their birthdays on the same day!

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Jimi Hallyday

Jimi Hendrix played 4 opening acts for… Johnny Hallyday !

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Bob Marley drove a BMW in order to see the name of his band written on his car!

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You said Pizza ?

The modern pizza (as we know it nowadays) has been invented in 1889 by Raffaele Esposito.

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