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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien. once received a goblet from a fan inscribed with "One Ring to Rule Them All..." inscribed on the rim in black speech. Tolkien never drank out of it, since it was written in an accursed language, and instead used it as an ashtray.

  2. A war memorial for animals in London. It is inscribed "They had no choice".

  3. The town of Shitterton, England, kept getting its town sign stolen. In 2010, they finally solved the problem by installing a 1.6 tonne concrete slab with the town name inscribed on it.

  4. There is a small, insignificant church in Cumbria, UK, that has a 500 year old bell, inscribed with text from a language that died almost 1000 years before the bell was made. The meaning is unknown.

  5. When French explorers thought they were the first Europeans to ever reach some historical Afghan caves in the 1930s, they were surprised to find a text inscribed on the wall saying: "if any fool this high samootch explore, Know Charles Masson has been here before"

  6. When the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon in 1969, they left behind a white pouch containing a silicon disc slightly bigger than a silver dollar. Inscribed in microscopic font on the disc are 73 messages, each from a different country, expressing wishes of goodwill and peace.

  7. Only two groups of people in Sparta could have their names inscribed on their tombstones: women who died in childbirth and men who fell in combat.

  8. Residents of the village of Shitterton in England grew so tired of people stealing a sign with the village name on it they replaced it with a 1.5 tonne block of stone with the village name inscribed upon it.

  9. Stephen Hawking’s ashes are buried beneath a memorial stone inscribed with his equation for the Hawking temperature of black holes. To commemorate his death, Hawking’s own words were beamed towards the nearest known black hole to Earth, about 3,500 light years away, by the European Space Agency

  10. I learned of the Soldier's Poem, an epitaph often inscribed on falled WWII soldier's graves: "And When he gets to heaven, To Saint Peter he will tell; One more Soldier reporting, sir. I've served my time in Hell!"

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Archaeologists had found a ring inside a 9th century Viking grave that is inscribed with the phrase 'for Allah'.

Designed by Benjamin Franklin, the first official American Cent was inscribed with the words "Mind Your Business"

A Mongol ruler had "Who ever opens my tomb, shall unleash an invader more terrible than I" inscribed on his casket. On the day a Soviet anthropologist exhumed his body the largest military invasion in history was launched against the USSR.

The first stapler was made in the 18th century for King Lioux XV and each staple was inscribed with the insignia of the royal court.

The Memorial Chamber in Canada's Peace Tower. The name of every Canadian soldier killed is inscribed in one of several books on display. Each day, at precisely 11am, the pages are turned so that every name is visible at least once per year.

A stele (inscribed stone) was found in northern Israel that boasts of the author's victories over the "House of David". It likely dates back to 9th century BCE, making it the earliest known reference to King David.

On the 5th anniversary of 9/11 the United States received a gift from Russia, the Tear Drop Memorial. The base of the memorial has inscribed the names of all the victims of the attacks.

Ancient Greek slingers used pellets inscribed with the word "Catch"

A band called Ok Go, who stored one of their albums on DNA by converting their audio into binary code, and then converting the binary into genetic code, which was then "inscribed" onto genetic material.

A fan once sent Tolkien a goblet with the words from the One Ring inscribed on it in the Black Speech of Mordor. The powerful spell in an accursed tongue led the author to never drink from it. Instead, he used it as an ashtray.

One of the world's oldest recorded jokes dates to 1600 B.C. and is included in a political treatise inscribed on a roll of papyrus: "How do you entertain a bored pharaoh? You sail a boatload of young women dressed only in fishing nets down the Nile and urge the pharaoh to go catch a fish". - fact check

Sony inscribed a wavy groove at a certain frequency at the start of all Playstation 1 CDs. This was taken as an imperfection and unnoticed by most CD readers, except the Playstation 1's, which used it's specific frequency to detect the CD region and that it wasn't a copied disc.

In 1946 a Navy dentist inscribed the imprisoned Japanese Gen. Tojo's dentures with the words "Remember Pearl Harbor" in Morse Code because "...not many people had the chance to get those words into his mouth."

In Ancient Greece, they used pottery shards to wipe their ass after a dump. Sometimes these pottery fragments would be inscribed with the name of an enemy before being used.

Workers who built the pyramids in Egypt would make gang graffiti by inscribing their work crew's nickname ("The Friends of Khufu Gang," "The Drunkards of Menkaure") into foundational stones.

English writer Samuel Johnson was known to pamper his pets so much, he purchased oysters for Hodge himself, his beloved cat. A statue of Hodge sits today outside Johnson's former London home, perched on top of a dictionary, next to some empty oyster shells, inscribed “A very fine cat indeed.”

Because of Morse Code day) that the phrase "We Win When We Work Willingly" was inscribed in Morse Code around the rim of the 1943-45 Victory Nickel.

The Sword of Stalingrad, which was forged and inscribed by special command of King George VI as a token of homage from the British people to the Soviet defenders of the city during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Pascal's theorem states that a hexagon inscribed in a circle, or conic, forms a line where the three points of opposite sides lie. The line is known as the Pascal line.

When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, a Massachusetts church feared he would impose his French "religious infidelity" on the country -- so their pastor delivered a "Mammoth Cheese" to the White House inscribed with a quote from Jefferson: "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God"

In 1806 a purported witch named Mary Bateman ("Yorkshire Witch") created a doomsday hoax by inscribing "Crist is coming" on chicken eggs before shoving them back into hens (to be laid). Later, she was executed for murder and strips of her skin were sold as charms to ward off evil spirits. - fact check

The Georgia Guidestones. The mysterious monoliths are inscribed in 12 languages with 10 guidelines, including "keeping world population below 500 million"

There is a plaque inside the pedestal of Statue of Liberty that is inscribed with a sonnet called ‘The New Colossus". It was written by Emma Lazarus and includes the following reference to the Colossus of Rhodes: ‘Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame."

Before joining Led Zeppelin, John Bonham was considered "unrecordable" by a studio manager who said his kit was too loud. Later on Bonham sent him a gold Led Zeppelin album inscribed to 'John Henry Bonham' along with a note reading "Thanks for the advice".

"SPQR" - an initialism for the motto of the ancient Roman Republic and Empire, and commonly found in its ruins and artifacts - is still inscribed on manhole covers in modern Rome.