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The Archduke Ferdinand

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.


Puzzle ID:#649
Fun:*** (2.66)
Difficulty:*** (2.47)
Submitted By:Christine****
Corrected By:boodler




When Archduke Ferdinand was shot, in 1914, his attendants could not undo his coat to stop his bleeding wound. Why not?


Archduke Ferdinand`s uniform was sewn onto him so that he looked immaculately smart. It could not be taken off quickly. His desire for a perfect appearance probably cost him his life.

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Apr 04, 2002

nice fact.
May 01, 2003

Very interesting. I thought it might be because he wasn't wearing one but then I suppose it would have been in the TRICK category.
Jan 06, 2004

Fun fact! It's too bad no one had any scissors though, or else our various nations wouldn't have had a pretext to lead millions to their deaths...
Oct 01, 2005

Good trivia.
Nov 16, 2005

Ah vanity!
Dec 22, 2005

Oookay, gross. But great teaser!
Feb 06, 2006

I would ave kept a pair od scissors handy!
Feb 07, 2006

Ummm, how did he go pee?
Apr 23, 2006

It was sewn on his skin?!?!?!?!?! Oww!
Aug 05, 2006

How? Why? Ouch! How does one decide that sewing clothes onto the body is a good thing? WHY would anyone agree to it? Vanity or not, there needed to be a limit! Hee hee.

Great teaser!
Jan 27, 2007

Taken straight from mind trap... but still a good teaser regardless.
Jul 18, 2007

Wow, I have never heard that!
Aug 03, 2009

Never heard of him - guessed he was a dog...
Aug 06, 2009

Where is your source for this?
Jan 29, 2011

Definitely taken from the internet, but still interesting fact that I had not heard before.

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