"War pigs" were used during the siege of Megara in 266BC to combat "war elephants" The pigs were coated in oll, set on fire, and sent towards
the enemy's elephants. The squealing pigs terronzed the elephants, causing them to panic and trample and kill anyone close by.
The longest US presidential inauguration
speech was made by William Henry Harrison at
8,445 words. The speech was so long, and the
weather so awful, that Harrison caught pneumonia and died on April making him
the shortest reigning US president ever.
'The est paid athlete of ail ime was a Roman I Charioteer named Gaius Appuleius Dicces. Over a 24 year career, he amassed a fortune worth 35,
863,120 sesterces (an ancient Roman coin}. or roughly $15 billion in today's dollars.
Pistol dueling was held at the 1908
Olympics. The competition involved two male competitors firing at each other with dueling pistols loaded with wax bullets and wearing protective equipment for the torso, face, and hands.
In 2005, Al-Qaeda posted a picture on one of their websites claiming to have a
US military hostage, but it was actually a Special