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Portrait of Woodrow Wilson in 1912

  • ... that because of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson (pictured) the League of Nations was founded and he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919?
  • ... that Antarctica is the largest and coldest desert?
  • ... that at age 52, Shinzo Abe was the youngest person elected as prime minister of Japan in its post-war history?
  • ... that sometime during the 17th century, the decorated walking stick replaced the sword carried by aristocrats as a status symbol?
  • ... that in some cultures, women would sometimes be naked until marriage, because people thought they had nothing to hide?
  • ... that even though they were first described in 1839, hamsters were not successfully bred and domesticated until 1939?
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