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A few starter facts about History, Psychology and English Literature

Russian History
Russians are taught not to smile in school. They are extremely superstitious. At one point, the largest tax in the country was 45% on vodka as it was most consumed.

British History
Even though Churchill is viewed as one of our greatest Prime Ministers, the American Presidents actually found him quite irritating.

John F Kennedy and Harold Macmillan had a personal friendship and often gossiped about scandals.

Multi-tasking is impossible (even for women!).

Hare reports that about 1 percent of the general population meets the clinical criteria for psychopathy. Psychopaths are more prevalent in the business world than the general population.

Edith Sitwell (a 20th century author) reportedly liked to lie in an open coffin before she began her day's writing.

A Street car Named Desire was actually named after a real street car line.