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6 Facts About Saladin

  1. Saladin, pronounced Salah al-Din in Arabic, was a Kurd born in Tikrit, Iraq in 1137. In 1174 he became Sultan of both Egypt and Syria after the death of Nur ad-Din, who was once Saladin’s political rival and once-mentor.
  2. Following a year long truce with the Crusaders, on July 4, 1178 Saladin defeated the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin.
  3. During this battle Saladin captured the King of Jerusalem Guy de Lusignan.
  4. The fall of Jerusalem led to the calling of the Third Crusade, and soon Saladin’s famous rival Richard I of England was on his way to the Holy Land along with the King of France and the Hly Roman Emperor. The armies of Richard and Saladin soon fought several times and the two leaders had a great respect for each other. Before Richard surrounded the city, Saladin burnt all the crops in the fields outside of the city walls so Richard and his army would have no food.
  5. Eventually Richard realized that even if he did capture Jerusalem, he would not be able to defend it against Saladin, so in 1192 the two kings agreed to a truce. Saladin would remian in control of Jerusalem, so long as he allowed safe passage to and from the city for Christian pilgrims.
  6. The following year, in the city of Damascas in Syria, Saladin passed away on March 4. When his advisors opened his treasury there was not enough money to even bury the great Sultan, he had long since given nearly everything away to charity.

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6 Facts About Hitler

  1. No matter how warm he feels, Hitler will never take off his coat in public.
  2. Hitler has no interest in sports or games of any kind and never exercised, except for an occasional walk.
  3. He paces frequently inside rooms, always to the same tune that he whistles to himself and always diagonally across the room, from corner to corner.
  4. He went to the circus on several occasions in 1933 and sent extremely expensive chocolates and flowers to the female performers. Hitler even remembered their names and would worry about them and their families in the event of an accident.
  5. In 1923, Nazi press secretary Dr. Sedgwick tried to convince Hitler to get rid of his trademark mustache or grow it normally. Hitler answered: “Do not worry about my mustache. If it is not the fashion now, it will be later because I wear it!”
  6. He refuses to use cologne or scents of any sort on his body.

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6 Facts About The Crusades

  1. The Crusades were a series of Holy Wars launched by the Christian states of Europe against the Saracens.
  2. There were a total of nine crusades.
  3. The reason for the crusades was a war between Christians and Moslems which centered around the city of Jerusalem.
  4. The first crusade, which lasted from 1095-1099, established the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  5. The crusades also gave rise to the important knightly orders, the Knights Templar, the Teutonic Knights and the Hospitaller.
  6. For a period of two hundred years Europe and Asia were engaged in almost constant warfare.

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6 Facts About World Of Warcraft

  1. The Total Number of Wow Players is 11.5Million.
  2. Asia Is The Region With The Most Players.
  3. One In Every Five Players Is A Female.
  4. The average American who plays Wow Spends 22.7Hours a Week Online.
  5. 150 Developers Worked for 5 years To Make Wow Possible.
  6. Wow Made $800Million Revenue From Europe And N.America Alone.

6 Facts About The Queen Of England

  1. The Queen learnt to drive in 1945 when she joined the Army.
  2. The Queen was a Girl Guide (1937) and Sea Ranger (1943).
  3. The Queen sent a message of congratulations to Apollo 11 astronauts for the first moon landing on the 21st July,1969. The message was micro-filmed and deposited on the moon in a metal container.
  4. Since 1952, The Queen has conferred over 387,700 honours and awards.
  5. The Queen has received over 3 million items of correspondence during her reign.
  6. The Queen is patron of more than 620 charities and organisations.

Fact #124

Quality standards for pasta were set in the 13th century by the Pope

Fact #119

cat doors may have been invented by Sir Isaac Newton

Fact #115

Psychiatrists have called gum chewing oral masturbation.

Fact #114

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company has over 50 percent of the U.S. gum market and is the number one chewing gum maker in the world.

Fact #112

Albert Einstein’s brain was stolen after he died

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