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Top 10 Pretensions facts that will blow your mind.

  1. A man robbed a bank by pretending to be a public health official and giving a fatal dose of cyanide to all 16 people in the bank under the pretense of a routine dysentery inoculation

  2. We say "pardon my French" after swearing because in the 19th century, English-speaking people would drop French phrases into conversation to display class, apologizing because many of their listeners wouldn't know the language. Then people hid swear words under the pretense of them being French.

  3. For the last fifty years of her life, Mother Teresa had lost her faith. In private letters to friends and confessors she acknowledged repeatedly that she no longer felt the presence of God in her life at all, and once described her pretense at faith as "hypocrisy".

  4. On Sep 11, 1857, a group of Mormon militiamen persuaded a band of passing emigrants to march down a trail in Mountain Meadows, Utah. Under the pretense of protection and following the orders of their local Church leaders, these militiamen proceeded to execute 120 men, women, and children.

  5. Benito Mussolini ruled constitutionally for 3 years before he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a dictatorship

  6. William Boyd and David Bowie created a fictional (hoax) artist called Nat Tate with an aim to expose the pretensions of the art world.

  7. Stephen King's father left the family when he was two under the pretense of 'going to buy a pack of smokes'.

  8. Islam forbids keeping dogs as pets (except as service animals) under the pretense that "Angels do not enter a house wherein there is a dog"

  9. The history of the cakewalk started out as a dance of black slaves mocking the pretensions of white southerners -> whites taking it at face value and popularizing the dance as a racist mockery of black people -> black minstrels mocking whites doing the cakewalk, bringing it all full circle.

  10. The United States overthrew the legitimate monarch of Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani, in order to establish a puppet government (under a blatantly false pretense, no less)

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Joseph Stalin's daughter escaped the USSR under the pretense of burying her late husband's ashes and eventually moved in with Frank Lloyd Wright's widow

Plan R 4, a plan which the British would invade Norway and Sweden under false pretenses of supporting the Finns in their war against the Soviets.