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<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The Pony Express, one of the most famous chapters in U.S. history, only lasted a little over one year, from April 1860 to October 1861.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> In WWII Allied troops sometimes used inflatable tanks to fool the Nazis.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> More people died during the first 50 years of mining (in the U.S.) then did in any major battle during the Civil War.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The first vending machine was created in the first century A.D. and dispensed holy water.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Anne Frank's sister also kept a diary, unfortunately it was never found.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Genghis Khan has slept with so many women in his life that there is a 5% chance you are related to him.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> John D. Rockefeller was the richest man in American history. Adjusted to modern dollars, his net worth was between $392 billion and $663.4 billion.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The Nazis invented an exploding chocolate bar, but it was intercepted by British intelligence.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> There were more bombs dropped in the Vietnam War then in Europe during WWII.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The U.S. printed special money for Hawaii during WWII to prevent the Japanese from getting a hold of millions of American dollars in case of a successful invasion of the islands.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Ancient Mayans would file their teeth in different shapes and drill small holes in them to hold small jade beads for ceremonial and religious reasons.

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