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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Pretences. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Pretences so important!

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Top 10 Pretences facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In an 1855 letter, Abraham Lincoln feared the "Know-Nothings" would expand discrimination, "I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocracy"

  2. In 1990 two thieves dressed up as policemen, gained entry into Boston’s Isabella Museum (at night) on pretence of investigating a ‘disturbance’ and proceeded to tie up the guards of the museum. They are still at large after managing to walk off with paintings worth over 500 million dollars.

  3. To keep up the pretence that the Blair Witch Project was real, when the film was released the actors were listed as deceased on IMDB. Their parents began getting condolence calls.

  4. Moscow occupied its part of Poland according to Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact under pretence of "protecting the Ukrainians and Belarusians who lived in the eastern part of Poland, because the Polish state – according to Soviet propaganda – had collapsed"

  5. "False Pretence" is redundant just like "Irregardless"

  6. The "Hague invasion act." In theory, it could allow the president to invade the Hague (Netherlands) under the pretence of defending its prosecuted personnel.

  7. Sir Nicholas Winton, who found 669 Jewish children new homes in Britain before WW2. His deeds were unknown to the public until 1988 when he was invited to a BBC show under false pretences and was re-united with some of the children he saved.

  8. A lot of youtubers ask Steam keys from the developers under false pretences

  9. Quaker Oats sponsored a program that exposed kids in insane asylums to radioactive isotopes under the pretence that they were joining a science club.

  10. A French doctor lured as many as 60 Jews into his home under the pretence of safety from the Nazi occupiers. He then killed them with his own gas chamber.