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  1. In 1986 students at UC Santa Cruz voted to make the school's official mascot the Banana Slug. The chancellor refused to honour the result, instead polling just student-athletes on the question... who also voted overwhelmingly in favour of being the Banana Slugs.

  2. Alcohol is prohibited in the UK Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.

  3. Alcohol is prohibited in the British Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.

  4. Members are forbidden from eating and drinking in the British Parliamentary chambers with only one exception. The Chancellor of the Exchequer may have an alcoholic beverage while delivering the Budget statement.

  5. The Chancellor of UC Davis was fired after giving her family jobs with unusual pay hikes. She was later rehired at UC Davis at nearly the same pay rate, with her new job requiring that she teach only ONE class per quarter!

  6. Joseph Goebbels became Reich Chancellor after Hitler's suicide, he completed one official act in the position, and within one day of getting this position he killed himself along with his immediate family.

  7. When the British threatened to intervene on behalf of the Danes in the Second Schleswig War, Chancellor Bismarck simply replied "If the British Army landed in Europe, I'd get the Belgian police to arrest them"

  8. Hitler was never elected. He lost the presidential election of 1932 before being appointed Chancellor in '33, succeeding Hindenburg upon his death in '34, thereafter abolishing the office of president entirely.

  9. Immediately after the murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, the German chancellor mandated that all participant nations fly their flags at half-mast. Ten Arab nations objected to their flags being lowered to honour murdered Israelis, and so they were restored to full-mast.

  10. Actor John Hurt played polar opposite roles in both 1984 and V for Vendetta, first as Winston, the protagonist being oppressed by Big Brother in 1984, and then as High Chancellor Sutler, the Big Brother-like oppressor in V for Vendetta.

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Hitler was one of the wealthiest authors of all time. He accumulated a vast personal wealth from the royalties of his book Mein Kampf. As his fame rose, his income reached the equivalent of nearly $12M a year. This effectively allowed him to buy his way to Chancellor.

Eating and drinking in the chamber of the British parliament are both strictly prohibited. The sole exception is for the Chancellor of the Exchequer who is allowed an alcoholic drink when delivering the Budget statement.

During the 1848 uprising in Vienna, Emperor Ferdinand I. asked Chancellor Metternich, upon seeing the protesters from his palace, what they were doing to which Metternich replied "They are making a revolution" to which the Emperor asked "But are they allowed to do that?"

The lead guitarist from the band Queen, Brian May, attained his PhD in 2005 in astrophysics, was Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008 to 2013, and worked with NASA on its New Horizons Pluto mission

Willy Brandt, German Chancellor between 1969 and 1974, resigned when it was found out that one of his chief advisors was a spy for the Soviet-controlled GDR

The photo of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck on his deathbed taken on the 30th of July 1898 is believed to be one of the first paparazzi photos ever – as the morbidity of death always makes the news

Before his death in 1898, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck said "Jena came twenty years after the death of Frederick the Great; the crash will come twenty years after my departure if things go on like this". In 1918 the German Empire collapsed.

Alcohol is prohibited from the Parliament of the United Kingdom with the notable exception that the Chancellor of the Exchequer may drink whatever he or she wishes while delivering the budget. The current Chancellor drinks water.

The Chancellor of Germany before Hitler lived to 1970. He vigorously campaigned against the new government, fled Germany when he was about to be arrested and was later a professor at Harvard

Germany has a president whose primary role is to deal with constitutional crises while all the real political power lies with the Chancellor.

Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, was originally a scientist researching physical chemistry - fact check

The tense relationship between German chancellor Merkel and French president Hollande picked up its own Brangelina-style nickname: "Merde" (the French word for "shit")

Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt bought 38,000 cigarettes due to a fear of them being banned in Europe

In 1921, John Gabbert Bowman, the 10th chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, was in a taxi that could not find the school's campus. Subsequently, he commissioned the Cathedral of Learning, a 42-story, 525 foot tower, making it the tallest educational building in the world at that time

In January 1961 he was elected Chancellor of the University of Chicago and later, its President.

While working as chancellor, Niccolo was responsible for carrying out the policy decisions, as well as writing diplomatic letters to various states and reading and writing reports.

While working as a chancellor for Florence Niccolo Machiavelli conducted 23 diplomatic missions.

The Townshend Acts were named after Charles Townshend, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Treasurer), and the taxes were imposed on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea.

Retirement at age 65 was not a reward but rather was instituted to remove power from Maxists, allowing the German Chancellor to push them aside. Only recently did it become a goal.

Jef Raskin, who started the Macintosh project, resigned his associate professorship at the University of California in San Diego by flying over the Chancellor’s residence with a hot air balloon, yelled down he’s resigning, and floated off.

In 1933, the Austrian parliament accidentally paralyzed itself when all three of its presidents resigned in one night and everyone went home. Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuß used this to use emergency powers to restructure the government and make himself dictator. - fact check

Alcohol is banned from the British parliament with the exception of the chancellor while delivering the budget speech

Arthur Currie, who despite only possessing a high school diploma and working other jobs early on, rose up the ranks from the bottom to be a Canadian General, leading troops in WWI, and later became vice-chancellor of McGill University.

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer is allowed to drink alcohol in the House of Commons during the budget speech, and some, including Benjamin Disraeli, have actually done so.

Before becoming prime minister, Lloyd held a number of important government positions, including: President of the Board of Trade, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the Secretary for the State for War in 1916.