The last surviving veteran of WW1 died aged 111 years, 1 month, 1 week, 1 day.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists the Feb. 15, 2003, protest in Rome against the Iraq war as the largest ever with 3 MILLION people.
Mark Twain said “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”
Persian soldiers successfully used cats in battle against the ancient Egyptians, who refused to attack for fear of hurting them.
During the course of the Second World War, six Americans were killed by the Japanese on the US mainland. The Japanese sent a series of balloon bombs to the States and most of them were destroyed by the military or landed without exploding. But, one bomb was caught in a tree in the woods near Bly, Oregon, and when a young girl tried to pull it out of the tree it exploded, killing her, the local church minister’s wife, and four children.
The last time a cavalry charge was used in war was in the Second World War. A mongolian cavalry division charged against a German infantry division – the result? Not one German was killed and 2,000 of the cavalry were.
The idea of making people pay to use public toilets was introduced by the Roman emperor Vespasian, who instituted a ‘urine tax’ on public conveniences as a way of raising funds following a civil war.
The amount of money spent on beer every year in the United States is roughly the same as the annual cost of the occupation of Iraq. So they could just give everyone free beer instead.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896, Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.