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The lighter side to history

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NAUGHTY PARROT
During US President Andrew Jackons funeral in 1845, his pet parrot, Poll, began to speak obscenities and had to be removed. The parrot became excited while the crowd was gathering and began to swear, disturbing the mourners. The bird was promptly escorted out as people were both in awe and horrified at its choice of words :eek:


GOING OVER THE LIMIT
The world's first speeding ticket was written in 1896 in the village of Paddock Wood, England. The violator was caught driving eight mph through a two mph zone and fined ten shillings :oops:
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