1. London Zoo killed all its venomous animals when World War II broke out:
2. During the Normandy Invasion, a Scottish Bagpiper played the pipes on the beach:
3. World War II saw the last person to be convicted of witchcraft:
Yep, it’s true. In 1944, Helen Duncan was convicted and imprisoned for nine months under the Witchcraft Act 1735, which made falsely claiming to procure spirits a crime. She was released in 1945 and promised to stop conducting séances. It didn’t last, she was arrested again a few years later, released on bail, and died soon after. The Witchcraft Act was repealed in 1951 when the Fraudulent Mediums Act was made into law.