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King Henry VIII

Worst Diet

King Henry VIII of England, long known for his many wives and culinary gluttony, died at age 56, probably from scurvy, a condition of dietary deficiency. It was fashionable in his time for wealthy people to eat mostly meat, and very few vegetables, because ‘vegetables were for peasants.’

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Atom Bomb

Unexpected facts about atom bombs

Although most people know that many people were tragically killed by an atom bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan (141,000 people), most don’t know that 140,000 people were also killed in one day in Tokyo by conventional bombing. Throughout the war, 220,000 Japanese people were killed by the two atom bombs (Hiroshima and Nagasaki) and 600,000 were killed by ordinary bombs.

Before The US dropped the atom bombs on Japan, the allies had already destroyed over two million buildings.

Japan actually surrendered a couple of days before the first bomb was dropped, but because they had faked surrenders before, American politicians did not believe this surrender was real.

When scientists were preparing to test the first atom bomb, they calculated there was a three percent chance they’d set the atmosphere on fire, and kill everyone and everything on earth. They went ahead and ran the test.