In 2002, a duel was proposed by the Iraqi government between the presidents of both nations instead of going to war.
The last recorded sword duel in history took place in France in 1967.
One member of the National Assembly told another member to “shut up, stupid”, and so the recipient of the insult challenged him to a duel with swords.
In 1808 two Frenchmen held a duel in the skies by both riding their own hot air balloon and shooting at each other’s balloon.
The last duel in Canada was between two men who were so terrified of dueling, one fainted and the other was seized by horror. The guns were also loaded with blanks.
In 1808, a gentlemen’s duel took place at 2,000 ft. in a pair of hot air balloons. Each man used a blunderbuss to attempt to destroy the others balloon.
In 1892 in Lichtenstein two women dueled topless, on the advice of a trained medical professional.
Dueling with wax bullets was popular in the early 20th century.