Weird World History 2

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Can you name the various weird facts in world history?

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The Anglo-Zanzibar War is the shortest war ever recorded. It lasted about 40 _______?
To celebrate the election of Thomas Jefferson, the people of Cheshire, MA sent the president a 1,200 lb. wheel of ___________.
In 1848, railroad construction foreman Phineas Gage survived a blasting accident which sent a large metal rod through his __________.
At the funeral of President Andrew Jackson, his parrot Poll had to be removed from the service because it wouldn't stop what?
At a NJ train station, actor Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes) saved the life of this President's eldest son.
A Swiss court brought a group of ________ to trial. The small creatures were ordered to leave the pond they were living in. When they didn't comply, they were exorcised.
Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda fought in WW II. What did he do nearly 30 years after the war ended?
In WW I, British private Henry Tandey spared the life of a wounded German corporal. Tandey later regretted his act of humanity. Who was the former Austrian he let live?

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Created Feb 20, 2011ReportNominate
Tags:strange, unusual, weird, World History