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The Archduke Ferdinand

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Puzzle ID:#649
Fun:*** (2.66)
Difficulty:*** (2.47)
Category:Trivia
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?



Answer

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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Comments

Drunky*ca
Apr 04, 2002

nice fact.
jimbo*au*
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.
Rowsdower*
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...
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 01, 2005

Good trivia.
boodlerAgb*
Nov 16, 2005

Ah vanity!
qqqq*
Dec 22, 2005

Oookay, gross. But great teaser!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Feb 06, 2006

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

Ummm, how did he go pee?
JessicaLynn*us*
Apr 23, 2006

It was sewn on his skin?!?!?!?!?! Oww!
kayleeskitties*us*
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!
horse_luverAca*
Jan 27, 2007

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

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

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

Where is your source for this?
bradon182001*us*
Jan 29, 2011

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

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