1. Wealthy ancient Egyptians slept with neck supports rather than pillows to preserve their hairstyles.
  2. The most disproportionately common physical injury diagnosis in New York is "knee injury."
  3. During the American Civil War, free black woman Mary Bowser took a job as a servant in the Confederate White House and served as a Union spy.
  4. Vatican City is one of six countries worldwide that ban abortion completely, even if the mother's life is in danger.
  5. Saint Drogo is the Catholic Church's patron saint of those whom others find repulsive, unattractive people, cattle, coffee house owners and deaf people.
  6. The average inmate at Alcatraz read 75-100 books per year.
  7. The British Standards Institution has a 5,000 word report on the correct way to make a cup of tea.
  8. In Slovakia, using the names Britain or Great Britain instead of the United Kingdom can land you with a €6,600 fine.
  9. When Picasso was interrogated by an SS officer about his painting Guernica, “Did you do that?” Picasso replied, “No, you did.”
  10. The Wars of the Roses weren't called that. Sir Walter Scott invented the name four centuries after the conflict.
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