It was during the 100-years war that direct taxation on income was introduced, a British invention designed to finance the war with France.

The doors that cover US nuclear silos weigh 748 tons and opens in 19 seconds.

There are 92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea.

During the 1991 Gulf War, the Allies dropped more than 17,000 smart bombs and 210,000 dumb (unguided) bombs on Iraqi troops.

In 1997, the US exported $15,6 billion in arms to developing countries, 54% of which went to non-democratic regimes.

Although the two-finger V for Victory sign is synonymous with Winston Churchill, it actually was the idea of a Belgian refugee in London, Victor De Laveleye.

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