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The fathers of Christopher Marlowe (1564-93), Joseph Stalin (1879-1953), Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75) and Louis Braille (1809-1852) were all cobblers.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The fathers of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the USA; Rutherford B Hayes, 19th President of the USA; and Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the USA, all died before their sons were born.

The Shuka Saptati, written originally in Sanskrit, is a collection of seventy erotic tales narrated by a parrot to prevent its mistress from committing adultery while her husband is away from home.

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s father was murdered by his own serfs, who poured vodka down his throat until he drowned in it.

In the course of a year, the average Tanzanian peasant family carries 90 ton per kilometre (56 ton-miles) of stuff on its collective heads.

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