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Move over textbooks, here are the stories you’d never thought were real. From bold characters in history to bizarre turn of events across all cultures.

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Twenty-one cannon shots followed by the National Anthem gave the last farewell to Porfirio Diaz when he escaped Mexico. Why was he received with honors in different parts of Europe?
Although twilight sleep went into decline by 1916, many royals, including Queen Elizabeth II, still chose this brutal procedure for childbirth.
Why is it said that one of the most illustrious minds in history was of Mexican origin?
With an estimated of $400 billion USD, Mansa Musa I of Mali is considered to be the wealthiest man in the history of humanity.