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A gun hidden within a bible, made for Francesco Morozini, Doge of Venice (1619-1694). The owner of the bible could pull the silk bookmark to shoot while the book was still closed. Now on display at the Museo Correr in Venice
In 1938, Helen Hulick, a Burglary Witness in a Los Angeles Trial, Was Jailed for Wearing Slacks in the Courtroom
A 300-year-old library tool that enabled a researcher to have seven books open at once (located at Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Puebla, Mexico)
In 1971, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by a bolt of lightning. She fell two miles to the ground strapped to her seat and survived. She spent the next 11 days alone in the Amazon jungle before being rescued by a logging team.