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Lenin, who declared that revolutionaries must guard against bourgeois tendencies, owned nine Rolls-Royce cars during his Soviet leadership.
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In 1962, the CIA tipped off South Africa's intelligence service about the location of Nelson Mandela, leading to his arrest which put him in jail for 27 years.
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Bill Haast injected himself with snake venom for years in an effort to build up immunity. He lived to be 100 in 2011, survived 172 snakebites, and donated his blood to snakebite victims.
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No one is sure of who invented the fire hydrant because its patent was burned in a fire.
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The first speeding fine in England was issued in 1896 to a man named Walter Arnold for going 8 mph (13 km/h) in a 2 mph zone. The fine was 1 shilling plus costs.
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