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6 Facts About The European Union EU

  1. 10% of the E.U.’s budget disappears in fraud and bad management.
  2. All three major parties want Britain in the E.U.
  3. Britian pour some forty BILLION pounds every year into the E.U.
  4. Population 500Million on July2010.
  5. population Growth Rate 0.2%
  6. Unemployment 9.5%

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6 Facts About Genghis Khan

  1. Temujin is known in world history as “Genghis Khan. His real name is Borjigin Temujin.
  2. 1 in every 200 men is a descendant of Genghis Khan.
  3. Temujin and his men attacked Samarkand in Central Asia using prisoners as body shields and executed every soldier that had taken arms against him.
  4. It was in 1227 that Genghis died, some stories say that he was castrated by a Tangut princess using a knife inserted on her vagina to avenge his treatment of the Tanguts and stop him from raping her.
  5. Prior to his death, to avoid conflict among his sons, Genghis explicitly divided his empire among them and made them all Khan in their own right and by appointing one of his sons as his successor.
  6. According to some historians, they estimated that Genghis Khan’s campaigns killed as many as 40 million people.

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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 Alexander The Great

  1. Alexander was tutored by Leonidas of Epirus (not Leonidas, king of Sparta) and the great Greek philosopher Aristotle.
  2. Alexander the Great had three wives: Roxane, Statiera, and Parysatis.
  3. Alexander never loses in a single battle.
  4. Aristotle educated Alexander and his companions in medicine, philosophy, morals, religion, logic and art.
  5. Alexander had two sons, Alexander IV of Macedon of Roxana and Heracles of Macedon from Barsine. Both children were killed before they reached adulthood. He lost another child when Roxana miscarried at Hydaspes.
  6. Alexandra Bucephalus was a city founded in 326 BCE by Alexander the Great and named in honor of his beloved horse, Bucephalus.

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6 Facts About Cats Part(III)

  1. A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
  2. Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.
  3. Cats spend nearly 1/3 of their waking hours cleaning themselves.
  4. The most expensive cat was an Asian Leopard cat (ALC)-Domestic Shorthair (DSH) hybrid named Zeus. Zeus, who is 90% ALC and 10% DSH, has an asking price of £100,000 ($154,000).
  5. The cat who holds the record for the longest non-fatal fall is Andy. He fell from the 16th floor of an apartment building (about 200 ft/.06 km) and survived.
  6. The richest cat is Blackie who was left £15 million by his owner, Ben Rea.

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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 Cats Part(II)

  1. The world’s rarest coffee, Kopi Luwak, comes from Indonesia where a wildcat known as the luwak lives. The cat eats coffee berries and the coffee beans inside pass through the stomach. The beans are harvested from the cat’s dung heaps and then cleaned and roasted. Kopi Luwak sells for about $500 for a 450 g (1 lb) bag.
  2. Approximately 1/3 of cat owners think their pets are able to read their minds.
  3. Most cats had short hair until about 100 years ago, when it became fashionable to own cats and experiment with breeding.
  4. A commemorative tower was built in Scotland for a cat named Towser, who caught nearly 30,000 mice in her lifetime.
  5. In the 1750s, Europeans introduced cats into the Americas to control pests.
  6. The normal body temperature of a cat is between 100.5 ° and 102.5 °F. A cat is sick if its temperature goes below 100 ° or above 103 °F.

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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 Cats

  1. Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in Asia.
  2. On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.
  3. There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with approximately 40 recognized breeds.
  4. Many Egyptians worshipped the goddess Bast, who had a woman’s body and a cat’s head.
  5. In the original Italian version of Cinderella, the benevolent fairy godmother figure was a cat.
  6. In Holland’s embassy in Moscow, Russia, the staff noticed that the two Siamese cats kept meowing and clawing at the walls of the building. Their owners finally investigated, thinking they would find mice. Instead, they discovered microphones hidden by Russian spies. The cats heard the microphones when they turned on.

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6 Facts About Working Out

  1. Exercise Boosts Brainpower
  2. Movement Melts Away Stress
  3. Exercise Gives You Energy
  4. Exercise Helps Ward Off Disease
  5. Exercise Lets You Eat More
  6. Exercise Boosts Performance

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