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40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class

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The Napoleon Complex

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Napoleon Bonaparte, the height-challenged French general, had a bit of a bad temper. Everyone thinks it’s because he was self-conscience about his height (Napoleon complex, anyone?), but maybe it was because he was once attacked by actual tiny rabbits. In 1807, the general was part of a hunting party hosted by his chief of staff. Napoleon, armed with an actual weapon, was attacked and quickly overpowered by hundreds of bunnies. They came in waves, climbing his clothes and at one point even blocking his escape. We have to say, we’d be a little angry if we nearly lost a fight with some rabbits, too.

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