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Aulophobia is the fear of flutes.

English: photograph of King Ludwig II of Bavaria

King Ludwig II of Bavaria

J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, was under 5ft. tall and didn’t shave till he was 24.

Zeus had five wives. One of them was his aunt, another was his elder sister and a third one he ate.

Princess Alexandra, the aunt of Mad King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-86), suffered from the delusion that she had swallowed a glass piano.

When the Portuguese first landed in Japan in 1543, the Japanese had never seen guns before. Or buttons. They were also astonished by the size of Portuguese noses, which according to them were the largest they had ever seen.

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