The first boxes of Crayola crayons were sold door to door for a nickel.

The first boxes of Crayola crayons were sold door to door for a nickel.
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Part of the White House was built by slaves.

Part of the White House was built by slaves.
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If you were drafted during the American Civil War, you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.

If you were drafted during the American Civil War, you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.
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Al-Qaeda initially targeted nuclear power plants on 9/11 but decided against it, fearing things could 'get out of control'.

Al-Qaeda initially targeted nuclear power plants on 9/11 but decided against it, fearing things could 'get out of control'.
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According to NOAA, 2014 was the warmest summer on Earth since records began in 1880.

According to NOAA, 2014 was the warmest summer on Earth since records began in 1880.
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The Catholic Church once exhumed the rotting corpse of a deceased Pope and put him on trial.

The Catholic Church once exhumed the rotting corpse of  a deceased Pope and put him on trial.
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Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.

Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.
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The flag erected on the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 landing was purchased at a local Sears store for $5.50.

The flag erected on the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 landing was purchased at a local Sears store for $5.50.
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Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn't a federal crime to assassinate the President.

Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn't a federal crime to assassinate the President.
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The idea of contact lenses was first introduced by Leonardo da Vinci in 1508.

The idea of contact lenses was first introduced by Leonardo da Vinci in 1508.
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