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10 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About American History

Written By: By All That’s Interesting  |  Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

1. The Founding Fathers penned the first couple of drafts of the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper, since at the time at least 75 percent of all the world's paper was made from cannabis hemp fiber. The democratic delegates eked out the document's first and second drafts-completed on June 28th and July 2nd 1776, respectively-on Dutch hemp paper. The final document had a more official air, though, as it was printed on parchment.

2. Months before World War Two culminated in the absolute decimation of Hiroshima, the Japanese found themselves in a bit of a pinch. Making the most of the strong air current across the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese crafted what was likely the first intercontinental weapon system and attached bombs to hydrogen balloons, in what was known as the Fu-Go campaign.

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