25 Craziest Things You Might Not Know About Kings

Why are we obsessed with royalty? What is it about the royal family that makes the British so crazy? But even the rest of the world gets in on the royal frenzy. Why? There is something innately appealing about people who are seen as “superhuman”. Just one look at our culture would tell you that we love to idolize people. Movies, songs, sports…it’s all about famous people and what they’re doing and what they might do and what they could have done. We are obsessed with them. But that hasn’t changed. We have an innate desire to do that. Even if nobody wanted to be king, humans would pick someone and elevate him or her to the position of “royalty”. It is the way we are. We want celebrities and famous people in our lives. And that is one of the many reasons that royalty has survived until this day. We haven’t let it die because we want it. We want to hear about the royal baby, the royal marriage, and the royal family feud. And although people today more or less figuratively worship their royalty, in the past they did so quite literally. These are 25 Craziest Things You Might Not Know About Kings.

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Unlike most other writing systems, the Korean script was the deliberate invention of a single monarch, King Sejong in 1443

Unlike most other writing systems, the Korean script was the deliberate invention of a single monarch, King Sejong in 1443Source: bbc, Image: wikipedia
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The doctor to King George V gave him a lethal dose of morphine so that his death could be announced in the prestigious morning papers rather than the less reputable evening journals

The doctor to King George V gave him a lethal dose of morphine so that his death could be announced in the prestigious morning papers rather than the less reputable evening journalsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Since the president of France is the co-prince of Andorra, this makes Andorra the only nation on Earth with a democratically elected monarch

Since the president of France is the co-prince of Andorra, this makes Andorra the only nation on Earth with a democratically elected monarchSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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King Darious III of Persia offered Alexander the Great the equivalent of $1 billion USD to surrender. Alexander turned it down and proceeded to plow through Persia

King Darious III of Persia offered Alexander the Great the equivalent of $1 billion USD to surrender. Alexander turned it down and proceeded to plow through PersiaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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When Gandhi once went to meet the King of England wearing only a loincloth he was asked whether he felt underdressed. He replied that the King wears enough clothes for the both of them

When Gandhi once went to meet the King of England wearing only a loincloth he was asked whether he felt underdressed. He replied that the King wears enough clothes for the both of themSource: zenhabits.net, Image: wikipedia

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