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There are amazing facts about historical figures that entire industries of publicity people try to keep you from knowing. They may not even be all that sinister or weird, but if they don't fit the public image that the history books are trying to portray, they get swept under a rug made of Non-Disclosure Agreements.
We asked our readers to bring us weird, startling facts about well-known people from the past. The weirdest is below, but first, the runners-up: